PETA is, to put it mildly, a fanatical organisation. Or what would you call an organisation that has been found guilty of fire-bombing research facilities?
it's not about how long they may live.
it is HOW they live.
Exactly. Parts of the meat industries are litteraly torturing animals and birds.
Animals and captivity: Depends. If you want to put two tigers in a zoo, it's okay as long as they are comfortable.
Aninals and experiments: Better the rats than our children.