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Snapple122 08-10-2008 11:42 PM

opinions on peta
I have very, very strong opinions on PETA, but I'd like to hear what other people think.

To put it short, I am very against peta..
I am all for animal rights, and animals defintely should not be abused or harmed in any way
but Peta goes way too far.
I am going to stop there though, or I would write a novel.

geewillikers 08-10-2008 11:58 PM

PETA is a very extreme group. But, I agree with most of what they stand for.

I am very opposed to factory farming, a practice the US has really taken to the extreme. I refuse to eat meat. And I am very particular about the dairy products I buy. I support all of their efforts to the the demise of factory farming.

They have very strong convictions, and they've made differences in many animals' lives because of them.

I think that a person doesn't have to agree with PETA all the way to be a supporter. I have donated money to the cause, and made phone calls to end certain abusive industries. I think the organization does more good than harm. :)

Small_Town_Girl 08-11-2008 12:02 AM

I am against PETA and I have my reasons.... :evil:

Kentucky 08-11-2008 12:05 AM

I agree with you on most of what you said.I proudly eat meat, hunt , and feel that animals should not be adused. But, what I call abuse and their's ain't the same. Riding horses, owning cattle, showing horse, and a drozen of other things that most of us do. I feel animal don't have the same rights as humans but shouldn't be abused either.

geewillikers 08-11-2008 12:09 AM

Dudes! i just found this list on the PETA forum!!!!!

7 Things You Didn't Know About PETA

1) PETA president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk has described her group�s overall goal as �total animal liberation.� This means no meat, no milk, no zoos, no circuses, no wool, no leather, no hunting, no fishing, and no pets (not even seeing-eye dogs). PETA is also against all medical research that requires the use of animals.

2) Despite its constant moralizing about the �unethical� treatment of animals by restaurant owners, grocers, farmers, scientists, anglers, and countless other Americans, PETA has killed over 14,400 dogs and cats at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. During 2005, PETA put to death over 90 percent of the animals it collected from members of the public.

3) PETA has given tens of thousands of dollars to convicted arsonists and other violent criminals. This includes a 2001 donation of $1,500 to the North American Earth Liberation Front (ELF), an FBI-certified �domestic terrorist� group responsible for dozens of firebombs and death threats. During the 1990s, PETA paid $70,200 to an Animal Liberation Front (ALF) activist convicted of burning down a Michigan State University research laboratory. In his sentencing recommendation, a federal prosecutor implicated PETA president Ingrid Newkirk in that crime. And PETA vegetarian campaign coordinator Bruce Friedrich told an animal rights convention in 2001 that �blowing stuff up and smashing windows� is �a great way to bring about animal liberation.�

4) PETA activists regularly target children as young as six years old with anti-meat and anti-milk propaganda, often waiting outside their schools to intercept them as they walk to and from class-without notifying parents. One piece of kid-targeted PETA literature tells small children: �Your Mommy Kills Animals!� PETA brags that its messages reach over 2 million children every year, including thousands reached by e-mail without the permission of their parents. One PETA vice president told the Fox News Channel�s audience: �Our campaigns are always geared towards children, and they always will be.�

5) PETA has used a related organization, the PETA Foundation, to fund the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a deceptive animal rights group that promotes itself as an unbiased source of medical and nutritional information. PCRM's president also serves as president of the PETA Foundation.

6) PETA runs campaigns seemingly calculated to offend religious believers. One entire PETA website is devoted to the claim-despite ample evidence to the contrary-that Jesus Christ was a vegetarian. PETA holds protests at houses of worship, even suing one church that tried to protect its members from Sunday-morning harassment. Its billboards taunt Christians with the message that hogs �died for their sins.� PETA insists, contrary to centuries of rabbinical teaching, that the Jewish ritual of kosher slaughter shouldn't be allowed. And its infamous �Holocaust on Your Plate� campaign crassly compares the Jewish victims of Nazi genocide with farm animals.

7) PETA has repeatedly attacked research foundations like the March of Dimes, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, because they support animal-based research that might uncover cures for birth defects and life-threatening diseases. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk has said that �even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we would be against it.�

Snapple122 08-11-2008 12:16 AM

Kentucky, I agree.. they're against owning pets.. even seeing eye dogs..
and animal testing.. in some ways I am against it. But if they found a cure for children's cancer or any other thing people are suffering from and they need to test it on animals, then I fully support that testing..
Have any of you heard what happened on the Greyhound bus here in Canada?
Well, Peta compared that to how animals are slaughtered.. are you kidding me?? How can you even compare slaughterhouses to what happened to that poor man??
its disgusting.. go here to read the article

But that's all I am going to say because I do not want to offend anyones beliefs.. this is only my opinion

geewillikers 08-11-2008 12:19 AM

O! Just gotta say:


I feel animal don't have the same rights as humans but shouldn't be abused either.
this quote confuses me. What rights do we have that they don't?

Snapple122 08-11-2008 12:19 AM

geewilikers-theres a video on youtube saying the same things!!

I agree with your earlier post in that I do agree with some (very few) things that Peta says.

Snapple122 08-11-2008 12:21 AM

I don't want anyone to fight over this discussion though.. I just wanted people's opinions..
but it is not meant to offend anyones beliefs

Kentucky 08-11-2008 12:30 AM

I forget to add that in in Kentucky and in most other states, the fish and game deptments are totally funded by hunter's and angler's dallors in liscense,taxes on guns and ammo. Quail Unlimted, Ducks Unlimited, The Rocky Mountain Elk Fuundtion, and other such groups are the ones that the cuases the herds of wild animals to return wild or semiwild areas of America.

What I was saying or trying to say was:They want animals to be treated just like humans.

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