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Father to PETA: Hands Off My Kid!
The Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | February 18, 2005 | N/A

Posted on 02/19/2005 7:40:51 AM PST by Darnright

Paul Johnston of Middletown, Delaware is one ticked-off parent. And with good reason. As the Middletown Transcript reports, Johnston's daughter -- a student at Louis L. Redding Middle School -- came home from school last week with a propaganda booklet and magazine from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The PETA materials, it turns out, were part of the official classroom teaching. "I thought it was totally inappropriate for something like this to even be thought of being in the curriculum," Johnston told a reporter. We couldn't agree more. The Center for Consumer Freedom has written to Dr. Sue Dutton (the principal of the young Johnston girl's school), along with the members of the local school board, asking them to reconsider putting their stamp of approval on PETA propaganda. A sampling from our letter:

The debate shouldn't be about whether animal welfare is a valuable thing to teach. No one, after all, wants to endorse cruelty to animals. But it's equally irresponsible to lend a school's imprimatur to the teachings of a group that values lab rats over human children, believes giving milk to kids constitutes "child abuse," actively recruits an "army of animal rights rebels" in and around schools, encourages children to regard their non-vegetarian parents as "murderers," and has even funded the operations of arsonists and other violent felons. Administrators in Mr. Johnston's school district will also receive copies of "Your Kids, PETA's Pawns," the Center for Consumer Freedom's report detailing PETA's plan to indoctrinate millions of American children behind their parents' backs. Skeptical? PETA activists appeared outside a Wisconsin middle school at 7:30 this morning, handing anti-chicken trading cards to young kids as they walked to school.

Parents: If your child brings home animal-rights propaganda materials (often masquerading as "humane education" booklets), drop us a note and tell us your story. We'll be happy to educate your school administrators.

Teachers and other education professionals: Printed copies of "Your Kids, PETA's Pawns" are available to you free of charge. Just let us know where to send them.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: animalrights; animalwhackos; brainwashing; children; civicseducation; education; indoctrination; peta; school
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In Virginia, a push to require "humane education" in schools was shot down by concerned parents and pet owners. Keep in mind, Virginia has the dubious distinction of being ground zero for PETA.

1 posted on 02/19/2005 7:40:54 AM PST by Darnright
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To: HairOfTheDog

Your ping lists may find this of interest.


2 posted on 02/19/2005 7:41:49 AM PST by Darnright
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To: Darnright

Good for that Dad and good for those fighting against PETA. Good link, good info. Thanks! :)


3 posted on 02/19/2005 7:43:54 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: farmfriend

Ping


4 posted on 02/19/2005 7:44:01 AM PST by Darnright
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To: Darnright; abbi_normal_2; Ace2U; adam_az; Alamo-Girl; Alas; alfons; alphadog; AMDG&BVMH; amom; ...
Rights, farms, environment ping.
Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.
I don't get offended if you want to be removed.
5 posted on 02/19/2005 7:46:45 AM PST by farmfriend ( Congratulations. You are everything we've come to expect from years of government training.)
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To: Darnright

PETA actually has an extremely large office building...complete with a freezer (walk-in type) down in the bottom part of the building.

After watching the HBO BS episode on PETA...I became firmly convinced that they aren't just a bunch of nuts...they represent a threat to the security of America. They are in the same league as ALF (Animal LIberation Front). Most of the members are also members of the Kyoto Treaty support group...and most are against world commerce. When you add this up...there are alot of issues.


6 posted on 02/19/2005 7:47:21 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Darnright

And brain-dead morons (AKA DUmmies) wonder why we want the NEA out of the school system. Thjis was totally inappropriate and the teacher should be fired for it.


7 posted on 02/19/2005 7:48:42 AM PST by DustyMoment (Repeal CFR NOW!!)
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To: pepsionice

>they represent a threat to the security of America.<

I absolutely believe this also. I'd urge people to never underestimate them. They are insidious, and they understand Gramsci's teachings perfectly, which is why they are desperate to get their brain-washing into our schools.


8 posted on 02/19/2005 7:50:17 AM PST by Darnright
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To: Darnright
If you go to the URL, many parts of the article are linked.

LOL! Must be cause I slept in and my eyes are still not quite fully open, but I first read that as "if you want to go HURL..."
I guess it still applies. ;o) PETA can blow it out their shorts.

9 posted on 02/19/2005 7:50:39 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Darnright

As a Carnivore, I think schools should teach the idea's of P.E.T.A.

People
Eating
Tasty
Animals

MMmmmmmmmm.......


10 posted on 02/19/2005 7:50:50 AM PST by austinmark (If GOD Had Been A Liberal, We Wouldn't Have Had The Ten Commandments- We'd Have The Ten Suggestions.)
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To: pepsionice
PETA actually has an extremely large office building...complete with a freezer (walk-in type) down in the bottom part of the building.

OK....am I missing something? What's the significance of the freezer?

11 posted on 02/19/2005 7:53:08 AM PST by Osage Orange ("Political interest can never be separated in the long run from moral right" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pepsionice
They are in the same league as ALF (Animal LIberation Front).

I believe that ALF is the activist arm of PETA. They are very dangerous organizations.

12 posted on 02/19/2005 7:54:08 AM PST by exDemMom (Truth, justice, and the American way!)
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To: Osage Orange
What's the significance of the freezer?

It's where they keep the sides of beef and whole pigs for their spring pit bbq?

13 posted on 02/19/2005 7:56:13 AM PST by exDemMom (Truth, justice, and the American way!)
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To: Darnright
PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals!
Click the Pic J

14 posted on 02/19/2005 7:56:21 AM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: exDemMom
I believe that ALF is the activist arm of PETA.

ALF is to PETA as the IRA is to Sinn Fein. PETA is the political wing of the terrorist organization.

15 posted on 02/19/2005 7:58:52 AM PST by JimRed (The left on terror: They'd rather we be dead than right!!)
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To: JimRed

Perhaps a stupid question...but why doesn't the FBI target these guys for investigation? It would seem that there is plenty to go into court with.


16 posted on 02/19/2005 8:17:54 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Darnright

PETA tacitly supports Violence, and destruction of private property.
it is a religion of "GIA" and Animal worship.
It is not compassionate, It is Evil and the father should Sue the School.


17 posted on 02/19/2005 8:19:06 AM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: Darnright

PING!


18 posted on 02/19/2005 8:31:00 AM PST by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: Osage Orange

That's where the keep dead human bodies.


19 posted on 02/19/2005 8:33:21 AM PST by ladylib
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To: Darnright

It's amazing that public schools are receptacles for any wack group that can get their foot in the door.


20 posted on 02/19/2005 8:35:19 AM PST by ladylib
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To: Darnright

That's an excellent idea. It also provides background for a massive lawsuit againt the public school system.

PETA and other groups like them are the reason we have a rabies problem, feral dogs attacking people at airports, small animals dying halfway through their lifespans on average, due to malnourishment, disease and parasite infection and beavers clear cutting huge swaths of food and cover trees, leaving leech infested ponds and eroded wastelands behind.

Yeah, real 'humane'


21 posted on 02/19/2005 8:40:12 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: Darnright

22 posted on 02/19/2005 8:43:29 AM PST by Beth528
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To: Darnright

I encourage all FReepers to go to PETA's website and sign up for their e-mail alerts. Not only does it hurt them by taking up computer space and resources, but we can send e-mails to those they protest. I am always telling those they attack to ignore PETA.

They went after a church in Iowa that was having a turkey dinner. I e-mailed the minister and got the nicest response back from him: "Thanks for the encouragement, we served 1,700 turkey dinners and had a great time!".

I also signed up for Robert Redford's Natural Resources Defense Fund, the Friends of Hillary, (they sent me a real great "I'm A Friend of Hillary" Bumper sticker, which I will write "NOT" on), The DNC, and my local Peace and Justice group. This way I can FReep their events with my buddies, and I am using up their resources.


23 posted on 02/19/2005 8:48:37 AM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Osage Orange
"OK....am I missing something? What's the significance of the freezer?"

Must be where they keep the soylent green. Why do they have elctricity in the building at all? Everyone knows that no matter the source, the byproduct of electricity is heat energy.

24 posted on 02/19/2005 8:49:39 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: Darnright

PETA would get a lot more of my support if we could use convicts instead of animals for research.

Imagine what we could cure if we did not have to transpose our findings from lower species to humans.

Those POS AIDS obsessed hypocrite liberals would never go for it but that's too bad because AIDS would be a thing of the past within a few years if we could.

I am an animal researcher so I know what of I speak. Sorry - I know this is off the topic of the article a bit but had to get it in.


25 posted on 02/19/2005 8:50:10 AM PST by Joe_Vissarion
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To: Darnright
Bravo!!! PETA should be listed as a terrorist organization. I have personally been touched by their thuggery.

They or their radical arm ALF, I should say, fire bombed the Elizabeth H. Miller Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington campus while simultaneously torching and destroying a 40 acre field of hybrid tree's we were studying for swamp enhancements and rapid pulp production.

I lost 5 years worth of irreplaceable scientific data in that terrorist action and the FBI has yet to make an arrest almost 5 years later. I have a serious hard on for these bastards. It's too damn bad I wasn't at the test facility when they did their dirty deed, we'd have buried them on site, you know the 3 S's.
26 posted on 02/19/2005 8:55:02 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: exDemMom

ALF is a terrorist group who used bombs, while PETA is merely radical and irresponsible. Their latest campaign is to end......fishing.


27 posted on 02/19/2005 8:58:56 AM PST by followerofchrist
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To: bigfootbob

Is there any proof they are the Sinn Fein of ALF?


28 posted on 02/19/2005 9:01:31 AM PST by followerofchrist
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To: pepsionice

That was a damn good episode of BS. Its out on video now, you can rent in at blockbuster.


29 posted on 02/19/2005 9:05:50 AM PST by stacytec
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To: Darnright

PETA is filled with sick, sick, sick people. I don't want them anywhere near ANY kid! The article doesn't mention, but these are the same twisted wackjobs that gave out toy crowns at Burger King that showed animals impaled on the crown's spikes and blood dripping out-- gave them to KIDS!!!

Gahhh!

This father should be given a medal for fighting these "people". In our SCHOOLS? They should be allowed on our STREETS!


30 posted on 02/19/2005 9:09:04 AM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: VictoryGal

Sorry, "should" was supposed to be "shouldn't"


31 posted on 02/19/2005 9:10:02 AM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: followerofchrist
"ALF is a terrorist group who used bombs, while PETA is merely radical and irresponsible."

PETA is to ALF what A.N.S.W.E.R. is to al Qaeda. Same principle members and supporters; the psyops arm of their b@stard militancy.

32 posted on 02/19/2005 9:11:15 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: bigfootbob

I recall reading about that attack. I don't recall all the details. Wasn't it poplars you were researching?

A few years back the FBI had an excellent agent working these eco-terror events out of Portland OR. He was pulling in some big cases and sending these witless thugs to prison. Then he retired.

Before the arson, did David Foreman or Bruce Babbett visit the campus? I ask because these two socialist thugs showed up at a campus nearby, and a month later eco-fascists tried to bomb the forestry department.


33 posted on 02/19/2005 9:24:20 AM PST by sergeantdave (Smart growth is Marxist insects agitating for a collective hive.)
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To: Darnright

Spiritual father of PETA?
who else but the worlds most famous animal loving vegetarian-
ADOLF HITLER


34 posted on 02/19/2005 9:25:28 AM PST by avitot
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To: Darnright
Another example of why the publik skools should be closed and education completely privatized. "Separation of State and School" should be the battle cry.

The publik skool system has become little more than a training ground for these left wing nut groups.
35 posted on 02/19/2005 9:26:44 AM PST by chickenlips
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To: cake_crumb

"PETA is to ALF what A.N.S.W.E.R. is to al Qaeda. Same principle members and supporters; the psyops arm of their b@stard militancy."

Cake Crumb, I mean substantial evidence. We've had people say mainstream anti-abortion folks are connected to abortion doctor killers, and that the Sierra Club is the legal arm for militant groups who share their cause. Just because a group holds views you disagree with doesn't mean they are terrorists.


36 posted on 02/19/2005 9:27:27 AM PST by followerofchrist
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To: followerofchrist
"Is there any proof they are the Sinn Fein of ALF?"

Try Activist Cash.com a great resource for finding out the affiliations and sources of funding for a LOT of "activist" groups. After choosing "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals", you will discover links to more details on certain less than savory aspects of the organizations and an overview of the organization itself. On the right side of the page you will see a partial list of links to the organizations alias websites.

There is a considerable amount of confirmable reading on them.

37 posted on 02/19/2005 9:30:26 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: Darnright
Why is everyone trying to preach to the kids in school? Is it not possible for them to simply attend school to learn math, science, english, art, woodshop, metalshop, sports?

No wonder these kids can't get a passing grade on their tests. They are spending too much time with this PETA garbage nonsense.

38 posted on 02/19/2005 9:35:05 AM PST by BJungNan (Please stand by while I think up a new one...)
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To: sergeantdave; bigfootbob

During all the debates leading to HFI, we in the East caught the attention of Pacific ELF. They torched a forestry department research building (which researches ways to PRESERVE and PROTECT animal and herbiforous species), then torched a few million $$$ worth of heavy equipment used for building a highway in Erie County. One wit was wandering up central PA and into Central NY, lighting forest fires. He was caught.

When we got the word out to all local loggers in PA and NY to be on the lookout for treehuggers and take note of their descriptions and license plate numbers, they moved south to etch the windows of fast food chains and SUVs in VA. The fact that winter was approaching might have had something to do with that, too.

I'm thrilled that the FBI has become extremely interested in these domestic terrorist cells, but WISH they'd stop acting as though they organise themselves differently from say, Ansaar just because they're white and say that trees are prople.

I've studies Mideast terrorism for 30 years. I see no difference in the organizational structure any successful terrorist group, no matter what theyir alleged objectives. The keyword is "successful". They go with what works. Arab terrosim works. Even the IRA learned a thing or 6 in placed like Lebanon while allying with groups like Hezbollah.


39 posted on 02/19/2005 9:40:20 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: sergeantdave
Yes, polymer gene spliced. Tripled growth rate potential, stable cellular strength & structure. Highly valuable $$$$$$.
40 posted on 02/19/2005 9:41:10 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: VictoryGal
"Sorry, 'should' was supposed to be 'shouldn't' "

I dunno...since they don't consider the life of a human being more important than that of a deer, we can run 'em over in the street and turn it in to our insurance like we do with deer damage...no charges filed. Sounds good to me.

41 posted on 02/19/2005 9:43:53 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: Darnright

The left and the MSM would be braying like mules if anyone dared pass out NRA material in a school. But for this one, you got have a few irate parents. I Classify PETA in the same category as the White Supremacists, the KLAN, and the Communist Party USA.


42 posted on 02/19/2005 9:44:34 AM PST by Casloy
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To: followerofchrist
Yes, weak but provable. I've been told there's some sealed indictments and several Federal grand juries have or are hearing evidence. They'll screw-up sooner than later, just wait. The FBI and Homeland Security folks are all over this.
43 posted on 02/19/2005 9:44:39 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: stacytec; pepsionice

BTW I think BS with Penn and Teller is a Showtime production.


44 posted on 02/19/2005 9:46:32 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: cake_crumb

I read about those incidents. The rest of what you said I totally concur.


45 posted on 02/19/2005 9:48:31 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: BJungNan

All I can say is: home school or private school. Public schools are cesspools of liberalness and incompetency.


46 posted on 02/19/2005 9:50:22 AM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: followerofchrist

You're obviously new at this and have no idea how closely related these groups are. They even have the same founders. Go to activist cash to start. Most of the research has been done for you and is public knowledge. Then do a bit more.


WE have been trying to get the truth to the public for years. Unfortunately, every few months, there are people like yourself who seem to have missed all of it and demand we make our case over and over, ad nauseum. Not flaming you in particular, this is a peeve in general.


47 posted on 02/19/2005 9:50:53 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: cake_crumb

LOL!!!!


48 posted on 02/19/2005 9:51:08 AM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: bigfootbob

Oh, you're one of those evil people who are threatening our virgin forests with your arboreal Frankensteins!! Shame on you!

Good luck and good harvest, too :- )


49 posted on 02/19/2005 9:54:38 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: followerofchrist
Here is what I posted on another thread and I repeat:

PETA bankrolled attorney fees for Rodney Coronada, an ALF arsonist. You will also see lots of PETA current and former leaders in positions with the Humane Society of the US from time to time.

These are all TAX-EXEMPT organizations and blatant political lobbyist groups. Among their goals are to
eliminate hunting, fishing, factory farming, small farming, animal research, use of animals in every way. Their
membership ranges from a little old lady on a fixed income who loves animals and contributes $$$, thinking she's
helping them, to major corporate contributors and paid half-naked movie stars.

So far ALF's crimes have not resulted (as far as I know) in any human deaths in the U.S,. but they have caused untold animal suffering, as well as financial destruction on targeted businesses.

They've burned public buildings and harassed and threatened people who are involved in animal research (and their families).

As far as I am concerned they are terrorists; even if their converts are mostly young snotty-nosed brats from urban settings who wouldn't know a zebra from a raccoon. They are recruited young with the HSUS and PETA propaganda taught in schools (as young as elementary schools).

I don't have time to post it now but there are many links to articles about the finances of PETA/ALF and HSUS and their links to terrorist organizations.

Americans For Medical Progress is an excellent link, and in the mid-1990s major newspapers (I think the Post was one) ran exposes about the HSUS finances, and PETA's ALF link.

Their counterparts in Great Britain and other European countries have become quite adept at violence, and play a HUGE role in politics.

My feeling is, like all zealots, they'll get more violet to achieve their aims and eventually could kill humans, if only by accident.

And I don't understand why the FBI doesn't take them more seriously, or produce more results.

I got chills when I heard one renowned animal rights leader (can't remember but I think a PETA spokesperson) say she hoped the mad cow disease came to America so we could all pay for/appreciate the plight of factory farm animals (not an exact quote but basically that message).
50 posted on 02/19/2005 10:19:50 AM PST by girlangler
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