Insects. The insect class comprises the most diverse group of animals on the earth and constitutes more than half of all described animal species. Insect species also make up close to 90 percent (800,000 of 900,000) of all arthropod species.The classification: Animal includes insects, and arachnids, and annelids. When you say Animal, you are talking about house flies. You are talking about ants, maggots, and worms.
Worms belong to a vast range of different phyla - annelids, nematodes, flatworms, acorn worms, velvet worms, spoon worms, goblet worms, jaw worms, horsehair worms, ribbon worms, horseshoe worms, thorny-headed worms, peanut worms, strange flatworms, and possibly even more.
Okay, so let's talk ethical. How does PETA feel about me taking an earthworm and threading it on a fishing hook to catch a fish? EVIL PERHAPS DEMONIC!?
Let's get real for a second. PETA doesn't concern itself with the lower animal phyla. It's mostly mammal, but also includes both reptiles and birds. If I'm a member of PETA, I assume that I only need concern myself with actual "People" treating animals ethically. What about putting vitamins in the water that leopards drink from? What if people interfering and making leopards healthier, caused gazelles to be killed in higher numbers? So ... Ethical Treatment could be construed as not helping a particular species to survive at the potential existence of another species? When you look at it this way, it's obvious that insecticides are strictly verboten. How could you disadvantage one phyla over another?
But it goes much further than that. Think about every cell in your body. Where did that cell come from? What animals were disadvantaged, were discriminated against, were annihilated, simply so that you—arrogant you—could be standing here today, holding up your PETA sign so proudly, while you march arrogantly up and down the square, etc., meanwhile countless insectoid species were sent to their graves on your selfish behalf! You should totally kill yourself.
If you're really a TRUE PETA BELIEVER, you don't belong. You represent an imbalance. You are only here because billions of animals lost their lives unethically, selfishly, over thousands of generations, just so that you could stand here asininely pontificating today. You don't belong PETA. If you had one iota of self-respect, if you really aren't the self-abrogating embodiment of hypocrisy that the world sees when they see you, you will climb into a carefully self-dug grave—preserving both insects and annelids—and then pull the dirt down on top of your selfishly existing self.