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post #51 of 55 Old 08-27-2014, 06:49 PM
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I did enjoy the PETA sea kitten campaign and I found it hilarious when they protested lobster fishing by dressing up in a bright red lobster costume. I guess no one ever told them that lobster are only red when boiled. I also really enjoyed it when some PETA activists "saved" some research ducks in one of the Carolinas and drove them across country to "freedom". If you have ever driven in a car with ducks than you have to appreciate how horrible that situation would be by the end of day one. Ducks are basically a walking poop production machine and poop an average of once every 40 minutes. Than they march around and slip in the car and splatter duck poop everywhere including the windows. Sometimes PETA entertains me and sometimes they scare me they are just rich people with more time and money than brains.
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She said, "The black pit bull. Oh, she was euthanized last night." I asked if she'd had her pups yet. "Oh, no. We don't wait with pits. She could have hurt someone."
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That's terrible. I used to volunteer at a small all-breed no-kill dog shelter (called New PAWSibilities for those interested). I walked plenty of pits/pit mixes and never gave a thought to whether they would hurt me. They wouldn't, because they were sweet dogs. I'm against breed discrimination, and I'm not saying any particular breed of dog shouldn't be bred, but I hate when people breed their dogs for aggression. Or if they don't spay/neuter their pet and we end up with an extra litter of strays that need homes.
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PETA is a money making scheme. They don't really care about animals, they care about getting attention to make folks open their wallets and "help" poor helpless critters. Their target audience is usually people who have little to no actual experience with animals. What better way to get attention than to say you are helping poor, cute, helpless animals, adding a bit of showmanship and the donations come pouring in. HSUS has a similar tactic, though a bit less radical. Simply put, sad animals open pocketbooks.

Anybody with a lick of animal sense knows PETA is a joke. Those folks are not their target audience. They prey on folks who love animals (a significant part of the population) but who have no real experience. Many of these folks have no experience because of their urban lifestyle, which is often paired with a well earning urban job and the disposable income that often comes with it. This is their target. Sad animals=donations.

They do love their showmanship. For most of us it is a silly joke, but if it makes the headlines they probably get more donations. "No such thing as bad publicity".
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Totally agree with Tully HSUS is pretty much the same They talk the talk save the cute animals but in reality they promote the opposite Just makes me angry how many folks buy into what they spew!!

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Ohhh PETA.

PETA is actively against no-kill shelters and Trap Neuter Release programs, which I find disgusting. There is TNR colony my minutes from my house that has been reduced from 50+ members to about 5 in less than five years, and PETA still says that the program doesn't work. PETA literally prefers feral cats and kittens to be euthanized over neutering or adoption. I have two cats from this colony, picked up as kittens, and they are fantastic pets.

For a brief time we had a vet who was a PETA supporter (found that out later) who wanted us to put down our black cat because he had ringworm when we got him and started having bad diarrhea. She thought he was "too mean", and that his only options were SURGERY to figure out what was wrong with his stomach, or euthanasia. This is a kitten who was found orphaned after Hurricane Sandy and is terrified of loud noises - the reason he gets so upset at the vet.

We took him to a different vet in the practice, she did a blood test and found out the cat is allergic to fish. A simple diet change has kept him healthy for years. He is my mom's "replacement" child and the love of her life.

I saw someone mention ALF and I would just like to point out that there is a strong possibility that ALF and PETA are different organizations with the same personnel. PETA has often donated to ALF and PETA's president was implicated by a federal prosecutor in helping to burn down a Michigan State University research building. Awful.

PETA's official stance on ALF:
What's PETA's position on the Animal Liberation Front (ALF)? | Frequently Asked Questions | About PETA | PETA
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