Manu "Batman" Ginobili hit a bat out of mid-air recently during a game and this is PETA's response...
"Here's our take on it: To bludgeon a 4-ounce animal to death, it takes either a small man or a totally unthinking one—with no respect or consideration for lives humbler than his own. This is a time when athletes in particular need to be on their best behavior around any animal and show that they have brains and a heart, not just reactionary brawn.
Bats always try to avoid contact with humans, and there are plenty of easy ways to keep bats out of a basketball arena (or your home). We hope that the next time someone's life is on the line, Manu Ginobili will take just a few seconds to think before he acts."
The link in the middle of their quote links to something about Michael Vick and animal cruelty. Comparing this to Michael Vick is the epitome of why everyone who is sensible thinks PETA is insane and sometimes even childish. PETA's lack of distinguishing between what is moral and not and what is really worth discussing and a brief youtube clip is the reason why no one will ever take any opinion from PETA seriously. This, in turn, almost makes their exsistance tragic because they have a generally good stance, but have become a punch-line by their ignorance and insanity. I'll end by saying... screw vegetarians.