Friday, July 08, 2005

PETA Kills Animals

How could I not have heard about this until just now???

N.C. Counties Say PETA Euthanizes Animals

Thursday, June 23, 2005

(06-23) 08:55 PDT Norfolk, Va. (AP) --Two North Carolina counties have stopped turning over shelter animals to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, saying they were surprised the group euthanized cats and dogs instead of trying to find them homes.

Isn't it PETA that says that animals have the same rights as humans? Was it not a PETA honcho who famously said "A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy"?

So is today Point Out Hypocrisy Day here on Right On The Left Coast, or what??? I need a root beer float.


Anonymous said...

Cold, hard, reality meets sanctimonious preaching like a truck meeting a deer:

Northampton County health director Sue Gay said she assumed the same. The counties learned that most animals instead had been euthanized after two PETA workers were arrested and charged with dumping dead animals in a shopping center's garbage bins.

ouch. Whilst I'm not exactly unsympathetic to the notion of humane treatment of animals, the kind of preaching from PETA and their ilk doesn't sit easily with me. Apparently they have an occasional brush with reality now and again too..


Darren said...

Agree completely.

And I never did get that root beer float.

Walter E. Wallis said...

You would kill a harmless root just for a momentary pleasure?
[Jerking sodas 60 years ago, the float was my favorite mix]

henny said...

PETA has long been a supporter of euthanasia and I don't really feel that it conflicts with their message on animal rights. They believe that animals have rights although their needs may be different than that of humans. So perhaps they believe that animals do not need a life of endless suffering - thus euthanasia.

I'm a PETA member although I was angered by their "Got Beer?" campaign a few years ago. I also do not believe that the whole world should be vegetarian, but I do believe PETA does a lot of good. As of late they have been much more rational, and have even given a "thumbs up" to McDonalds for making improvements in regards to animal welfare. Another "thumbs up" this year went to an animal scientist who has worked with animal industries to improve the conditions of factory farming. And factory farms are certainly in dire need of improvements.

It's actually a shame to me that many conservatives (and liberals) view animal activism and welfare as nutty and left-winged.

Darren said...

The view that it's "nutty and left-winged", henny, is well-earned. If PETA is starting to turn less confrontational (throwing paint on fur coats) and more rational, good on them.

They've made their bed, now they have to sleep in it for awhile. They have to climb out of the hole they've dug for themselves. Any other cliches I can come up with?