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        10-31-2009, 01:02 AM
      #211
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by deineria    
    I am a 14 yr vegetarian and a former vegan. I do rescue for all sorts of animals, large and small. We used sexed semen for our cow, so we do not have bull calves that when sold will go to slaughter - lol! I mean, I am serious about animals being treated kindly and not thought of as food; and with all of that said, I am not a PETA supporter because I care more about human beings. They protest in ways that scare children and honestly, as a group, care more for animal welfare than the welfare of children. I cannot support of that mentality.
    Animals are not humans, and people must come first. I like that PETA has been able to help animals, but so do other organizations without humanizing animals and animalizing people.
    I think people do need to remember that may not have seen situations some PETA people have that the extreme mistreatment and torture of animals can and will cause extreme reactions in people that care so much, but usually, they, as a group, take it too far and are just to extreme.
    I've seen situations that made me want to go "PETA" on the folks responsible, it is true.
    At the end of the day, they are not a group I'd consider being a member of though.
    They have done some good, but they could have done a lot more good and had a better public image if they would exercise better control and use balance.

    In addition, sometimes, as mentioned above, their stance on euthanizing animals is way off track, as in the case of the dogs mistreated by Michael Vick.
    you can't help everyone at once.I would we so stressed if I tried taking on getting animals and humans the help they needed.Some people choose to help people and some people choose to help animals.
         
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        10-31-2009, 04:23 AM
      #212
    Trained
    Alli09 - PETA Kills Animals? At Deceiver.com

    PETA Kills Animals | PetaKillsAnimals.com
    Better dead than fed, PETA says

    PETA Kills Animals -- And It's A Felony

    I'm sorry, but I don't think that they're just dealing with extreme cases here. Ignore the inflammatory bs in these articles, but all the same it doesn't show a good side of PETA.
         
        10-31-2009, 06:50 AM
      #213
    Foal
    Well, I am a member of peta, and I think they do a lot of good. There are people with extreme views in every organization. And in actual fact, I do question the right of humans to think thier needs are more important than the needs of animals. But I don't take this to the extremes of bombing buildings etc. however, I am all for a group that tries to help the living standards of animals, and educate people as to the conditions in which far too many animals live. Unfortuneately extreme acts do tend to take puplic support away from thier cause on occassion, but overall, I think they are a very good organization. I just wish they would do more for the horse, ie the living and working conditions of horses in some countries are truly appalling.
         
        10-31-2009, 08:01 AM
      #214
    Yearling
    PETA is a joke.C'mon animals are equal to humans?
    What other extreme tactics are they going to use next to get their point across? Mass suicide?
    Posing nude with meat or fur on your body is despicable.

    If they truly wanted to do good they should stop worrying about slaughter houses,rodeos,circuses ect.. and focus on starving,abused animals.
    But noooo all they want to talk about is "fur is murder" , "meat is murder"ect... yada yada bull crap.

    Yet people STILL donate to this organization which as of right now hasn't accomplished jack with the fur/meat industry.
         
        10-31-2009, 08:20 AM
      #215
    Foal
    I havent heard of peta killing but I don't think peta would have killed the ones who were healthy. To be honest it just emphasizes the point of unwanted animals being bred. I would obviously prefer no animal be put down, but I would far prefer that if because of funding issues, and being inundated with unwanted animals that can't be rehomed, it is better to sacrafice as humanely as possible, the lives of those who are elderly and infirm..than to continue life at the expense of many other animals who arein need of rescue form horrific conditions. On a down side of peta, as a horse owner, I too get annoyed at the comments directed to horse ownership; a lot of thier members don't appear to differentiate between good kind responsible ownership, but blanket us all together. But still, I would support peta, they are doing a thankless task on behalf of a lot of animals who can't speak out for themselves, and that is something that more people need to do.
         
        10-31-2009, 10:45 AM
      #216
    Lis
    Yearling
    Somehow I just can't believe that all but 7 or so out over 2000 were unadoptable. Now I'm all for rescues stopping this silly thing of keeping animals alive when it's obvious they're never going to be rehomed. There is a white bully bitch in a rescue near me who will be around the same age as my Indy who is nearly two and she will never be rehomed and will be in that kennel for the rest of her life which is just cruel to me.
    Humans are more important than animals all though there are a lot of humans that need putting down. I'm a meat eater but I know my food probably hasn't had the best of lives but I'll campaign to improve their lives not to end slaughter. Peta appear to me as a fanatical group and should be treated as such and closed down because they're terrorists.
         
        10-31-2009, 11:03 AM
      #217
    Trained
    I hate peta & I don't feel like going into that right now, but I just feel like there are so many other GOOD groups you could belong to besides peta !
         
        10-31-2009, 11:39 AM
      #218
    Weanling
    I saw an newsreport about a PETA member getting a little boys attention by offering a free happy meal with Ronald McDonald with a bloody knife and chicken. The mother was furious as she should be. Why would you do that to a little boy. They are a disgrace and those that stand behind PETA stand behind their terrorist/disgraceful acts. I can understand wanting better treatment for animals but find a better group to stand behind and Really make a difference.
         
        10-31-2009, 02:47 PM
      #219
    Trained
    PETA= People Eating Tasty Animals.

    Think that sums it up quite well.
         
        10-31-2009, 03:00 PM
      #220
    Green Broke
    ROFL, does anyone ever listen to the comedian Doug Stanhope? He does a PRICELESS bit on PETA and it's so true. It's been awhile since I listened to it, but it goes basically like this:

    "I'm so sick of these **** activists. You have PETA out there trying to get lobsters the right to vote or some BS, and they're so fanatical tits to the wind that they change my opinion on things on principal alone. I like animals, I don't want to hurt animals! But now I'm late for work because you've chained yourself to a roadblock like a moron, and it makes me want to kill the first furry thing I see as violently as possible just to make a point!"

    Obviously he does it WAY better, if anyone's heard it they'll know what I mean. And it's so true - people get so annoyed by fanatical activism, it actually causes a reverse effect and makes people who normally DO care completely irritated and opposed just because of the extremeism.
         

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