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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2009, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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*Virginia Asked to Classify PETA as a Slaughterhouse
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The Center for Consumer Freedom, a non-profit trade group representing
the
interests of manufacturers and retailers, formally petitioned the
Commonwealth of Virginia to reclassify PETA as a "slaughterhouse".

An official report filed by PETA itself shows that the animal rights
group
put to death nearly every dog, cat, and other pet it took in for adoption
in

2006. During that year, the well-known animal rights group managed to
find
adoptive homes for just 12 animals. The organization killed 2,981 of the
3,061 "companion animals" it took in.

According to David Martosko, Research Director for CCF... "It is absurd
to
classify PETA as a 'humane society' when its employees are slaughtering
nearly every companion animal they bring in. PETA has killed over 17,000
pets since 1998. Given the group's astonishing habit of killing adoptable
dogs and cats with such ruthless efficiency, it's only fair that the
state
of Virginia refer to PETA as a slaughterhouse."
CCF's petition was directed to Virginia's Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services. If approved, the new classification would force PETA
to
abide an entirely new set of laws and regulations.

The Center of Consumer Freedom has set PETA in its sights because PETA
has
targeted the companies that CCF represents, such as food makers,
department

stores, and textile companies.
PETA's most successful publicity campaigns have been those against the
fur
industry, arguing that killing animals for fur is akin to cruelty. Yet
ironically, PETA itself is killing thousands perfectly healthy and
adoptable

animals for no better reason than just ideology.
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I don't understand why PETA would do that. Is it PETA's ethical ideology that it is better to euthanize animals than to adopt them out? Can anyone explain?

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Lotus, PETA believes that no animal should be domesticated so they'd rather kill them than have them adopted out. I am 100% against them and really wish that they would be closed down.


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As much as they, and indeed most of us recognize the fact that there is not enough homes to place these dogs the fact that 99 percent were euthanized is indeed shocking and in my opinion disgusting. I could do a better job than that. And I know most humane societies do far better than that. Instead of spending much of their resources pursuing ridiculous projects ,they should be spending it on something that people actually give a **** about.

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That is just disgusting! I hope they get shut down. Those percentages just don't make any sense.

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It IS disgusting, and if breeders could get this kind of information out about PETA, it would go much further than simply calling them radicals, etc.IMHO.

I remember one of PETA's wonderful TV ad's about not leaving your dog tied outside alone..it was terrific, but it gives people the idea PETA likes "companion animals" and are on their side, but they do not believe it's OK.

I hate when an organization firmly believes one thing, but uses tricks to make innocent people think they stand for something else just to get their money.
PETA has too much money to just go away but I sure hope this story gets lots of publicity and that the Commonwealth of VA doesn't give up.

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"PETA" - "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals"

How is what they are doing ethical?

I gotta say I didn't know until I saw another thread in this forum regarding PETA and dog shows a few months ago that they were anti-companion animals. They definitely don't advertise that. On the one hand, if you want a brain-bender, I sometimes torture myself wondering if, given the choice, animals would want to be with us even under the best of circumstances and care, since we pretty much dictate their lives. I'm one of the more responsible pet owners I guess because I know by getting my puppy, she doesn't get to pick who she goes home with and what she does every day, etc., so I feel like it's my job to give her the best life I can because I'm buying her for my own pleasure, so I owe her that in return. Leaving the philosophy out of it, I've seen and experienced some very special bonds between human and animals, and companion animals are not going ANYWHERE, so PETA does need to redirect their efforts and money to something useful like spay and neuter programs if they want to be involved with pets, otherwise stick to protecting wildlife and generating awareness about inhumane farming practices, puppy mills, stuff like that. Seems like their ideology is extreme and unrealistic.
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That is so terrible and so sad. I had no idea!! I don't see how killing an animal is better than having a domesticated animal in a loving home. How did they come up with this atrocious philosophy?? I have a hard time believing that PETA stands by this when they don't want animals to be killed for fur or food.

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I am absolutely shocked by this. I always knew that I didnt like PETA's methods of getting their "message" across, but I guess I never knew what their "message" is. I will let every person I know know about this total outrage.

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unfortunately, nothing that PETA does surprises me anymore. They need to be shut down!!

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