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Why PETA Sucks

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Why PETA Sucks
Who PETA Works With
Former PETA vegetarian campaign coordinator Bruce Friedrich told an animal rights convention that “blowing stuff up and smashing windows” is “a great way to bring about animal liberation,” adding, “Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it.”
In 2002, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk told The Boston Herald: “More power to SHAC [the violent Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty] if they can get someone’s attention.” Six of SHAC’s core members were subsequently convicted for their attacks on businesses, with four serving between three and six years in jail.
The PETA Foundation was formerly run by Neal Barnard, president of the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PCRM has been linked with FBI-designated terrorist groups, including SHAC and the Animal Liberation Front (ALF). In 2001, Barnard co-signed a series of threatening letters with the U.S. president of SHAC, who was convicted on federal terrorism charges in 2006
PETA's Tactics
This is What Happens When Sheep Are Not Cared For
What PETA Claims Happens To Sheep After Shearing
What Do You Think About PETA Now?
To Put That Into Graphs...
PETA's Spokespersons
Pamela Anderson’s Dodge Viper (auctioned to benefit PETA) had a “luxurious leather interior”;
Porn star and PETA supporter Jenna Jameson was photographed fishing, slurping oysters, and wearing a leather jacket just weeks after launching an anti-leather campaign for PETA;
Morrissey got an official “okay” from PETA after eating at a steakhouse; Dita von Teese has written about her love of furs and foie gras;
Steve-O built a career out of abusing small animals on film;
the officially “anti-fur” Eva Mendes often wears fur anyway; and Charlize Theron’s celebrated October 2007 Vogue cover shoot featured several suede garments. In 2008, “Baby Phat”
designer Kimora Lee Simmons became a PETA spokesmodel despite working with fur and leather, after making a $20,000 donation to the animal rights group.
Dr. Jerry Vlasak, the ALF “Press Officer” who is known for openly advocating the use of violence to further animal liberation goals, was a PCRM spokesperson when he first called for the “political assassination” of medical research scientists in 2003.
In a 2003 profile of Newkirk in The New Yorker, author Michael Specter wrote that Newkirk has had at least one seeing-eye dog taken away from its blind owner.
A Magazine Given To Chilren of Parents with Fur Coats
1. PETA Kills an Unnecessary Amount of Animals
In 2007, two PETA employees were tried for animal cruelty and littering in North Carolina after they were caught in a late night stakeout dumping the bodies of dead dogs and cats in a dumpster.
Dr. Daniel Kovich, an investigator with the VDACS, conducted an inspection of PETA’s animal shelter at its Virginia headquarters in July 2010. Dr. Kovich determined “the facility does not contain sufficient animal enclosures to routinely house the number of animals annually reported as taken into custody.”
84 percent of animals that PETA take into custody are killed within 24 hours.
Kovich noted that PETA’s shelter did not meet PETA’s own published guidelines for operating a humane animal shelter.
In November 2014, WAVY-TV reported that PETA employees had allegedly taken a family’s Chihuahua without cause in broad daylight from the family’s home. A surveillance video showed a van branded with the PETA logo pull up in the driveway followed by a worker seizing the dog and driving off. Wilbur Cerate, the dog’s owner, said that PETA employees later returned to his home with a fruit basket and news that the dog had been killed. The Accomack County Sheriff charged the employees with larceny. PETA refused comment to WAVY despite numerous requests.
PETA claims that it is somehow “more humane” to kill cats immediately rather than to fix them and release them to live their lives. However, when the wild or feral animals can hurt humans or human interests—like feral pigs or rampant deer that cause fecal pollution and property destruction—PETA demands non-lethal “solutions.”
PETA’s president has said that “even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we would be against it.”
PETA has compared Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust to farm animals and Jesus to pigs. PETA’s religious campaigns include a website that claims—despite ample evidence to the contrary—that Jesus 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 compared the Jewish victims of Nazi genocide to farm animals. An original leader of the campaign now works for a different animal liberation group, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
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