December 02, 2006

PETA: People for the Euthanasia Treatment of Animals?

Patrick Burns, who lives in Virginia, is all over the case of PETA workers taking healthy dogs from shelters, killing them, and leaving the bodies in dumpsters.

PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk says it's all a mistake. What was the line from the old Mission: Impossible TV show? "As always, should you or any of your IM force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds."

Deep down, I think that hardcore PETA people don't really care for animals. They find them embarassing somehow, always fighting and fucking and scavenging and refusing to live on tofu.

PETA claims that their euthanasia method is more humane, and that is their only defense. Do most PETA contributors know that they are funding such work--and the lies that go with it?

Most animal shelters have to euthanize dogs and cats. That is sad but true. Why not support your local shelter financially instead of adding another layer of nonprofit bureaucracy and giving stormtroopers Andrew Cook and Adria Hinkle jobs?

Cook and Hinkle were supposed to have gone to trial last month, but I have not seen a verdict. Anyone?

1 comment:

barbara said...

I am an animal lover, I support many animal rights non-profits, I don't eat or wear animal but i also don't support peta.How can people be so naive!
peta posts these photos of the worst cases. Many of the animals taken in are healthy or could be but peta has 97% kill rate. They advocate animal rights and get their name in the paper for throwing paint on someone wearing a fur but the fact is they save animal to kill them, even the healthy ones. The shelter only kills 37% of it's animals so you'd be better off giving locally. Localities have even passed lawsto save 85 to 95% of animals they take in and have been successful. Evidently peta doesn't have the time!