Has PETA blown anything up, killed anyone? No. Have they threatened anyone. Gosh, no. They haven’t done that either. Yet USDA now calls them terrorist.
While I do understand that advocating eating tofu could be seen as terrorist by some, it’s clear that PETA, however odd and bizarre they may be, are nowhere near being terrorist.
Industries that rely on factory farming (the bane of PETA, and one of their hot button issues) may have the lobbying muscle to get PETA listed as a terrorist threat for their benefit.
As it stands, listing PETA as domestic terrorists seems be more threatening to the general right for citizens to protest than anything else.