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PETA kills kittens…lots and lots of them…

peta kills animals

Y’all knew that, right? Sorry to be a downer, after all the happy kitteh pictures this week, but I was banging around the Web Saturday, wondering what happened in that North Carolina animal cruelty case against PETA. I’ll forget if I don’t blog what I found.

Remember that case? Two PETA employees were nicked for dumping dead animals in a public dumpster behind a restaurant. Turns out, their ‘adoption’ van was a mobile death wagon. As Dana Cheek, formerly of the Norfolk SPCA, put it:

I often receive phone calls from frantic people who have surrendered their pets to PETA with the understanding that PETA will “find them a good home.” Many of them are led to believe that the animals will be taken to a nearby shelter. Little do they know that the pets are killed in the PETA van before they even pull away from the pet owner’s home … PETA refuses to surrender animals they obtain to area shelters for rehoming. If only the celebrity “deep-pocket” donors on the west coast knew that their donations were going to kill adoptable cats and dogs here in Norfolk.

PETA’s response is that the animals are ‘damaged’ and must be put down. Eighty percent of them? Bullshit! The city dogcatcher pulls a higher proportion of healthy cats out of a typical animal-hoarder’s den of filth. Some of the dead animals recovered in the North Carolina case were very adoptable kittens, not a mark on them.

Oh, the outcome of that case? Both acquitted in February on the serious charges of animal cruelty and obtaining property by false pretenses, but they got a littering rap. Like Arlo. At least the trial gave PETAkillsanimals.com some ammo: testimony under oath.

Like the admission that PETA got a $9,370 tax deduction in 2002 for a walk-in freezer. You know — to hold all the adorable fuzzy corpses. That’s what the pair in North Carolina did wrong, I guess: dumped the bodies rather than follow instructions and bring them back to HQ for blanching. (Incidentally, I love the way the freezer appears right after deductions for the Freeda the Fish and Lettuce Lady costumes. Hypocrisy much?).

Look, Providence Animal Control — where I hang out — is a pretty high-kill shelter, I suspect. The Kitteh Man there tries his best and, from what I can tell, makes pretty good choices (I’ve known him to stick his hand in his own pocket for vet services). I don’t ask questions about that part, but there’s too much of the farm girl in me to come down hard for no-kill-under-any-circumstances. But this is PETA we’re talking here. The meat is murder people.

Speaking of which, PETAkillsanimals.com is funded by the Center for Consumer Freedom — a pro-business, pro-restaurant, pro-pharmaceutical, pro-consumer group, which PETArds are apt to take as prima facie evidence that everything PKA says is crap. But facts is facts. And the FOIA is the FOIA. And who the hell else is going to be motivated to check out these sick fucks if not people who have been their targets? Just the occasional lonely journalist, crying in the wilderness.

Look…if you must, give your money to your local guys. The ones that are trying real hard and barely squeaking by. PETA doesn’t just kill kittens, it kills them for no damn reason at all.

Welcome ‘lanchers of various flavors. If this post makes you mad, check out the one above, about Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA. Make sure you’ve had your blood pressure meds first. Whoooeee!

Comments


Comment from iamfelix
Time: July 31, 2008, 7:25 pm

Not surprised — they’re just like the “greenie” politicians who want us’ns to walk or ride a bike while they jet home to their ginormous, energy-sucking spreads. I’m still haunted by a beautiful female Meezer I saw in the San Francisco (visiting my sister) no-kill shelter almost 10 years ago. I wanted her soooo bad, but couldn’t figure how to get her back home to Michigan.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 31, 2008, 7:33 pm

Oof! I took in a sweet, lovely unfixed boy in the Eighties. He was all white, with one lonely, silly stripey strip between his ears. He had a gorgeous temperament and a terrible wound in his front leg.

I spent six weeks healing him up, and then it was time for me to visit home. This was when Roughly was still alive, and I lived in a three-room apartment and worked for Dunkin’ Donuts and made minimum wage. I spent all that time trying to keep them apart, and still the new guy gave the old guy an infected wound (and, in the course of it, gave Stoaty some permanent scars).

I had to take that sweet boy to a shelter…and I know nobody took him, with his intact balls and pinky shiny healing skin patch on one leg. What a waste.

A great cat, but you try telling my family you’ve got a kitteh situation and can’t visit this year.


Comment from iamfelix
Time: July 31, 2008, 7:47 pm

Heh, still on the tabbycat subject, from Cheezburger.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 31, 2008, 7:59 pm

Oh, that’s a bee-yootiful pair of stripey moggies, Felix.


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: July 31, 2008, 7:59 pm

I was thinking that a counter-protest at the next PETA rally would be appropriate. Do an updated version of the Coloring books and pamphlets that they toss at the children of women who wear fur, accusing mommy of wanting to torture puppy and kitty to death, and throw it straight back in their teeth. use the police pics of the piles of dead pets and quotes from the trial, (set to a simple 1st grade level, of course. Wouldn’t want the PETA freaks to not understand, would we?) demonstrating that when PETA yowls about people being cruel, they are really diverting attention from themselves……

Maybe hold a BBQ and offer to baste the girls who paint themselves as animals, and ask why they refuse to wear fur when their organization is of the biggest pet killers in the world……..

Sorry to preach, but this subject has been a major peeve of mine for years.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 31, 2008, 8:10 pm

PKA does do PETA-style counter-protests, but it’s always lame when righties try lefty tactics (and vice-versa). Probably the most helpful thing is just getting the word out (looks like half as many people handed animals to PETA in 2007 than 2006, and more of them got adopted. Though not NEARLY enough, still).

How many of their staunch supporters do you think would defect if they knew that PETA was worse than the organizations they protest?


Comment from Gnus
Time: July 31, 2008, 8:38 pm

I dunno, Sweasel. If the supporters found out, they might demand that heads roll. Then they’d be right back in action under new management.

PETA gives ‘em a way to feel morally superior to the great unwashed, donch’a know.


Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: July 31, 2008, 10:40 pm

Isn’t their “reasoning” something along the lines that being a pet is so, er, dehumanizing that animals are better off being killed?


Comment from Pupster
Time: August 1, 2008, 12:26 am

What kind of sick individual would work as a kitteh euthanasiaist? Not an animal lover.

I worked for some folks who were being threatened regularly by our local Petard group, and I can quite honestly say that my customers were as much concerned about what could happen to these “activists” if they tried to get in and were exposed to the bad shit in the labs as they were about the possible loss of data and research.

It was pretty amazing to me to hear the stories about what these researchers had to put up with from those folks, and yet they still didn’t want them to get hurt.

I had to mothball my ‘spray banana scent/release the chimps’ man-trap design.


Comment from Allen
Time: August 1, 2008, 1:39 am

These people are crazy and vicious. I did note the head of PETA had herself sterilized so that’s one good thing. She blathered some nonsense about not wanting a purebred human which I suppose goes to show genetics is not her strong suit.

If I’m really lucky maybe the PETA people will get talked into taking the little capsule and waiting in their bunkbeds with a purple blanket over their heads until the big spaceship picks them up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven

That’s the hope and change I’m for.


Comment from Allen
Time: August 1, 2008, 2:02 am

Allen, how do you screw up a link? Ummm, I don’t know but I managed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven%27s_Gate_%28religious_group%29

I hope this works.

Sheesh.


Comment from porknbean
Time: August 1, 2008, 5:05 am

Allen, didn’t Applewhite kind of have a Ron Paul resemblance?


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 1, 2008, 5:46 am

Ingrid Newkirk, the PETA founder nutbag. She reminds me most of Kevorkian. I think both of those sick fucks have found a way to indulge their sadistic psychopathy and yet be hailed as heroes. Both have gone a long way discrediting the ideas they claim to support.

I keep meaning to write about him — he’s a lot sicker than most people who read the MSM version realize. He’s a garden variety serial killer with a nifty gimmick.


Comment from JuliaM
Time: August 1, 2008, 8:00 am

“What kind of sick individual would work as a kitteh euthanasiaist?”

Failed politician…?


Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: August 1, 2008, 8:58 am

Penn and Teller’s take on PETA.

‘…and who wouldn’t want to treat animals ethically anyway? I mean, nobody gets off slapping their monkey or choking their chicken or roughing up their clam…’

The co-founder of PETA is a Briton. Wouldn’t you just know it.

Check out what I had yesterday: Badger Ale. The photo nicely illustrates my vision around the time I was taking the photo. It’s a pretty good ale. Kind of sweet and hoppy.

I had a couple of Big Macs today. Decided to kick the vegetarian thing in the ass.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 1, 2008, 9:35 am

I’ve had Badger Ale, Gibby. It was very tasty. Also, Firsty Ferret, but it was a little cute for me.

Have you ever visited BeyondVeg.com? It’s really interesting. Some former vegetarians (and at least one still practicing vegetarian) on some of the crap some vegetarians talk about vegetarianism. It’s interesting and heavily sciencey in spots.

They’re not trying to talk anyone out of going veg, they’re just trying to be real honest about how it works. It’s clear that some of them had a lot invested in their vegetarianism and it was painful to them to debunk beliefs that they once cherished. It’s always cool to watch people do that.

But Big Macs? Jesus, Gibby, couldn’t you have broken your meat fast with something a little less…godawful?


Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: August 1, 2008, 10:26 am

Well, I really like Big Macs. Back before I turned vegetarian I used to eat a lot of them. A lot as in 5 in one sitting sometimes. We don’t have Wendy’s or White Castle or roadside diners that make good cheeseburgers as you know, so you have to make do.

That site you linked looks good. I especially like how it shoots down the romantic notion – promulgated by ecoweenies, greenies and other handwringing types – that our monkey ancestors used to eat no meat and sat around playing the bongos whilst drinking Fair Trade coffee.


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 1, 2008, 11:38 am

Ooops, wrong thread……. :-)


Comment from cranky
Time: August 1, 2008, 11:48 am

I recently heard a very disturbing story about the humane shelter I’ve taken stray dogs to and from whom I adopted my Golden Retriever/Lab mix. I heard the story from the man who cremated Nala and Samantha for me. He said that several years ago the shelter was about to undergo an inspection (governing body or government I don’t know). The manager of the shelter had a veterinarian come in and euthanize 80 otherwise healthy dogs so they would not be overfilled for the inspection. The dogs bodies were then placed into dumpsters to be taken to the landfill.

Proving the manager was both stupid in addition to being sadistic, she had the veterinarian come in and do this on Martin Luther King Day. A holiday that is observed here in Alabama and a day on which the garbage trucks don’t run. When this was pointed out to her she had no choice but to contact the man who owns the pet crematorium and have him cremate the remains.

Those people will never see another dime out of me. Humane Society my ass.

I do believe in spaying and neutering. That goes for the PETArds too.


Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: August 1, 2008, 12:16 pm

Yeah, but if “meat is murder”, then it’s ok if you don’t plan on eating them…

This restaraunt, it wasn’t a Chinese establishment, was it?

What? Stop looking at me like that…


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Comment from porknbean
Time: August 1, 2008, 1:03 pm

give your money to your local guys.

I’m into the rodent type critters at this time and while many a one is dumped at the local Humane Society or pet stores, who tend to euthanize via freezers, there are good souls who run ‘rescues’. They shelter, feed, employ vets and fellow foster homes, and find forever homes. They get a generous donation every Christmas.

Jesus, Gibby, couldn’t you have broken your meat fast with something a little less…godawful?

Yikes…big macs. But he did say he was drinking and his vision was a tad blurred.


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Comment from Smokehill
Time: September 14, 2008, 3:24 am

Many thanks for your magnificent Photoshop jobs, and especially for your article about PETA.

We’ve rescued dogs (and a few cats & horses) for 30 years, and you’re right about PETA being worthless. Only slightly better are the big groups with “Humane” in their names. The real money there goes for big executive salaries and pimping for more donations. Their actual percentage of money that goes to saving animals is far lower than they report, since they play games by hiding admin under operating expenses (also another great place to hire your retarded cousins at 50K a year).

This year, after supporting 30 rescue dogs at a time on our own nickel (vet expenses, too), we finally applied for tax-deductible in case someone ever wants to help us out.

Guess what? The feds charge $ 750 just to FILE for that category, after you’ve blown hundreds incorporating.

Thanks for the plug for us little rescue operations.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 14, 2008, 5:08 am

If you’re still reading, Smokehill (what, no URL?)…what’s the deal with the little rescue operations that are charging outrageous re-homing fees? Like, I’ve heard $400. Is that a scam, or legitimate operations struggling to meet expenses, or so rare I shouldn’t worry my pretty head about it?


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