Tuesday, August 08, 2006

This has been on my mind for a while now...

Hey everyone this issue has been on my mind for a while now, and I just wanted to repost this here.

PETA: good or bad...you decide.

OK, so what does Rita have to say about all this now? First of all let me state, I'm a huge animal lover, I'm not a vegetarian, but I do not support PETA. Don't get me wrong here, I agree with PETA on one thing...animal cruelty is wrong, but to go as far as to target children, scaring them from drinking milk, etc is just a little bit too much. Anywho, here are some sentences for thought.

PETA is geared toward "total animal liberation"
What does this mean to you? Well to PETA it means no meat, no milk, no zoos, no circuses, no wool, no leather, no hunting, no fishing, and no pets-not even see-ing eye dogs.

Did you know that 2 PETA employees were arrested in NC and charged with 31 felony counts of cruelty to animals?

Did you know, that PETA regards humans as just another animal species? Although in MY OPINION, the fact that we can read, write, with the ability communicate in more than one language (ok other animals species communicate too, but can only in 1 "language")...I do believe the classification is a little simplistic regarding the human race

Did you know that B. Friedrich grouped Timothy McVeigh with some of the words greatest visionaries after refraining from eating meat during his last meal?

Did you know that PETA supports and provides aid to Earth Liberation Frong, and Animal Liberation Front-two groups that the FBI classifies as domestic terrorist threats?

The most shocking evidence against PETA, is in their own words.
"The cat, like the dog, must disappear..... We should cut the domestic cat free from our dominance by neutering, neutering, and more neutering, until our pathetic version of the cat ceases to exist." -John Bryant, Fettered Kingdoms: An Examination of a Changing Ethic, PETA 1982, p.15.

"Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses." -Ingrid Newkirk, President, PETA, The Washington Post, November 13, 1983.

"As John Bryant has written in his book Fettered Kingdoms, they [pets] are like slaves, even if well-kept slaves." -PETA's Statement on Companion Animals

"Even if animal tests produced a cure for AIDS, we would be against it."- PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, September 1989, Vogue Magazine

"Arson, property destruction, burglary and theft are 'acceptable crimes' when used for the animal cause." -- Alex Pacheco, Director, PETA.

In 2005, received 2,145 "companion animals" (this figure doesn't include spray/neutered animals", and adopted 146. Now to the general public those figures would seem very good. BUT they killed 1,946 of those animals.

PDF Found here

EDIT: I thought I'd post this web article. At first I was skeptical about what it said, but after reading it and looking into it I find it legit in my opinion.

Peta Article


Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see someone telling the truth about PETA. I'm with you - the only thing I agree with them on is animal cruelty is wrong. And I am anti-fur. But I do believe they go WAY too far. I used to call them terrorists, but in light of world events today I try not to do that so as not to make light of it.

If they truly believe humans are just other animals, don't they realise that we are at the top of the food chain? Or do they want all animals to be vegetarian? (I don't eat meat but for health reasons, not moral ones).

Anonymous said...

Pretty sad that they put 6 billions chickens being slaughtered for food on the same page as 6 million people dying in concentration camps. I can't see how saying that would gain them any members. May be it's just me, but those two items should never be compared.

We are animals, we are at the top of the food chain. We also breed and raise our own food. If it wasn't for us, those 6 billion chickens would have never had a life to begin with.

Anonymous said...

I have one really good friend who is a card carrying PETA member. Out of respect for her, I refrain from voicing my opinion on PETA. I, like you, do not support them in any way, shape or form. Animal cruelty is wrong, fur I believe is wrong, but that doesn't make threatening people or their families okay because they work in medical labs that use rats. It doesn't make the use of violence or scare tactics okay to get your point across. PETA has a file open in the FBI because of their support of the ELF and the ALF and their open support of violent tactics. PETA is a good idea. Too bad the top ranks are psycho.

i_heart_anderson_cooper said...

wow! Thanks for the info! I didn't know they were against pets! Does Pam Anderson know this?

I'm against animal cruelty and I'm now against PETA!

Rita said...

Anon 10:35: I agree Peta was a good idea, but they have gone too far. There are many other legit organizations out there. Ingrid Newkirk was on MSNBC last night talking about the events in China and althought she made some good points about it, but I really do believe they should be showing Peta for what they really are.

I eat meat, b/c I know the benefits of eating meat [and to anon 8:32pm I understand your reasoning behind health reasons :) ] and to be called a "cannabal" and anit-animal rights offends me personally. I love animals, I have a dog (which is against Peta standards) and I love him with all my heart, I want to work with animals, and educate the world on wildlife conservation, yet Peta wont look past the fact that I eat meat and drink milk.

okay.. i'll stop now lol

Thank you to everyone that has posted their opinions! :)

Rita said...

I<3 AC: I'm not sure if P.A know that or not. which is another thing, so many celebs buy into this, maybe b/c they really care about animals, or just for publicity which helps target younger children even more.

Van said...

I have been a vegetarian for 20 years now because of animals (not
health reasons), but it does not offend me when others eat meat. I do wish they would not eat from factory farms. What does bother me is the wearing of fur. I cannot
abide that. It is cruel and I like to say, if you can watch a video about how the fur got on your back, then feel free to wear it. It's not beautiful.

Having said that, I was a member of PETA for many years, but due to their extremism, no longer support them or contribute to them. They have gone too far in many ways.

Rita said...

Van: Thanks for your insight. I agree with you about fur. I do have a question for you, feel free to not answer if you don't want to.

Why not any food related to animal products? I mean vegetables are grown using pestisides, which in turn kill smaller animals, and well plants are also living as well. Why just meat? I'm just curious, hope you don't take it the wrong way :)

Van said...

Hi Rita,
I wouldn't take that question the
wrong way. You simply asked something.

People have to eat something to stay alive, so I have no choice to eat vegetables, fruit, etc. I gave up on meat/poltrey, etc. because it was the best I could do.

I am glad you agree with me re: the wearing of fur. There is no
excuse for it. None.