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post #61 of 254 Old 02-28-2009, 01:35 AM
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It's sad that groups like PETA, that started out with such good intentions and that could have done some real good in the world, seem to naturally attract extremists who manage to spoil everything... (I believe something similar happened with Greenpeace?)

I am sure there are good people involved with PETA, and some of their 'stunts' may occasionally raise public awareness about certain issues. However from reading this thread and from my observations elsewhere it seems that what they do best is upset people, and give the strong first impression that they are an organisation full of loonies!

It sucks when it happens to groups that I should agree with in theory, but their extreme actions and statements make it impossible for me to want to be associated with them at all
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manhirwen is it legal to turn other species of livestock loose in farm feilds or just horses? Sounds like a really cheap way to feed your livestock.
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post #63 of 254 Old 02-28-2009, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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County, you can get as good of an idea as I can by looking up the books. It's just something a person who works with the human society mentioned to me when I was working with them to look for a suitable horse to take in. They mentioned that people were dumping horses off in fields left and right and that there was no law keeping them from doing so.

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I have been looking and so far everything I've found says its illegal, have asked a few people I know from Or. They say its illegal. Trying to find how to e-mail the State AG office to find out
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No ones making you like peta or even be a part of peta so why knock it if you don't have to,why not focus on the good they do.
Not everyone has the same opinions.
Sure you don't have to agree with everything they do but what animal group can you not find faults with,everyones got a problem with something.

I guess I don't see a lot of good that PETA does.... Somebody said that they get people thinking about animal rights that wouldn't usually think about them. I have to disagree. I mean do you listen to the psycho gun nut screaming about gun rights? Or do you listen to reasonable person who can give you some statistics about the reality of gun ownership/hunting. Fanatics only convert other fanatics not reasonable people and fortunately (or not depending what issue you're talking about) there are more reasonable people than fanatics. The only time fanatacism has a real effect on a situation is when there is no hope or order. PETA wants me to set my animals "free" well right now they live inside or in situations very close to their natural habitat...they get plenty of food, treats, shelter, no predators, plus love and affection... for that they let me ride them... pretty good trade off. Frankly if horses didn't want us let us ride them we probably wouldn't be riding them.... Do the math 1200 pound animal, 120 person.

Sorry about the rambling, but their attitude really irritates me. If they REALLY cared they would work with people to create change, not act like 2 yr olds throwing a tantrum. Which is what I think every time I see one of these groups attacking a whaling boat or factory farm or meat packing plant. I want animals to be treated well too, but I convert my friends and people that don't know me by talking to them...not screaming at them.

Ok, sorry again, I'm done.
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I suppose you may be right then, County. It doesn't stop it from happening a LOT around here though.

As far as this thread goes, it gave me the insight into this forum's community I was looking for. To see who was for PETA, who's against them and who just sits in the middle. There are more variables but that's the gist.

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The thing with Peta is, is that the only ones you hear about are those who throw the huge fuss about everything. The extremists, which gives them a bad name. As I said before, I'm not exactly a fan of their views on many things, but I'm also not so against them that I don't support anything they say.

I'm not for animal testing or abuse [among other things], but I still don't like Peta very much.

What you were saying about people abandoning horses, though, it happens here, too. They'll tie them to trees and leave, or people will lock up barns and call it quits-with the horses still inside. It's terrible what some people do here, and I'm not sure if there's a law against it or not. >.<

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News article on horse abandonment in Oregon- Proposed Oregon law makes horse abandonment a felony - OregonLive.com



On PETA I think anything that brings light to animal abuse is a good thing. That said I think there are limits to what people view as protest and what they see as fanatical behavior. In my opinion PETA has definitely crossed over into the fanatics camp.


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PETA's own vice president takes insulin that was tested on animals, but tries to justify it by saying that she needs it to continue the fight for animal rights. Yea, it's ok for them to be hyprocrites and use products tested on animals, but nobody else can. :roll:

They've also killed around 1900 of the 2000 (those numbers are just guesses on my part, but the information can easily be found) animals that they took in during the past few years. What a surprise.
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post #70 of 254 Old 03-25-2009, 05:12 PM
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PETA is so annoying...they go WAY overboard on a lot of things
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