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PETA employees charged with animal cruelty and illegally dumping dead animals
WVEC TV ^ | 16 june 2005 | 13 news

Posted on 06/16/2005 3:47:50 PM PDT by csvset

PETA employees charged with animal cruelty and illegally dumping dead animals

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06:30 PM EDT on Thursday, June 16, 2005

By 13News

A month-long investigation into alleged animal cruelty has ended with the arrests of two people, employed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Norfolk.

Ahoskie Police photos

Andrew Cook and Adria Hinkle

Officers said Andrew Benjamin Cook, 24, of Tree Top Drive in Va. Beach, and Adria Joy Hinkle, 27, of Claremont Ave. in Norfolk picked up live animals from shelters in Northampton and Bertie counties but dumped dead animals in Ahoskie.

In all, 31 animals were found Wednesday - 18 dogs were in a dumpster at New Market Shopping Center in Ahoskie, NC. The rest were still in the van, police added.

Investigators said dead animals have been illegally dumped every Wednesday night for four weeks.

Surveillance done Wednesday resulted in the pair's arrest. Their white panel van, which was seized, was registered to PETA, investigators added.

And, according to the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald, investigators positively identified nearly all of the dogs found in the dumpster as the ones picked up just a few hours earlier on Wednesday by Cook and Hinkle. The paper also quoted investigators as say that shelter officials were told the animals would be taken to Norfolk where they would find good homes.

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Cook and Hinkle each face 31 felony counts of animal cruelty and eight misdemeanor counts of illegal disposal of dead animals. Both are free on $35,500.00 bond and are due in court on Friday.

PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk told 13News that Hinkle has been suspended. She said Cook was a new employee on a ride along and that he has not been suspended.

Newkirk also said that it would be "deplorable" for anyone to illegally dispose of animals.

She confirmed that PETA does, in fact, euthanize animals but only ones that are not adoptable.

Newkirk said some of the animals were in bad shape. For example, one had its collar embedded in its neck; another had a severe skin disease.

Dr. Pat Proctor of Ahoskie Animal Hospital said one of the animals he examined didn't need to be euthanized.

"This was a young, healthy puppy. It was a six month old lab mix and appeared to be in very, very good shape. Um, and he had received some type of injection in his front right leg," he said.

PETA said it's launched its own investigation.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina; US: Virginia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: animalcruelty; animalwhackos; deathcamp; doggieping; newkirk; peta
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PETA's version of a "death camp".
1 posted on 06/16/2005 3:47:50 PM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

PETA does not believe in pet ownership. Their philosophy is that it is better for a dog or cat to be dead than to suffer as slaves to humans.


2 posted on 06/16/2005 3:51:18 PM PDT by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what and Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: csvset

That ugly bitch looks like Janine Godawfulho.


3 posted on 06/16/2005 3:51:52 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (It's the borders stupid! (ours, not theirs!))
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To: csvset

She looks like Garagolo's twin sister....


4 posted on 06/16/2005 3:52:08 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Ron in Acreage

great minds....


5 posted on 06/16/2005 3:52:27 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: csvset
PETA does, in fact, euthanize animals

This should be on billboards across the country.

6 posted on 06/16/2005 3:52:31 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: csvset; eyespysomething

ROFLMAO ... you can't make this stuff up.


7 posted on 06/16/2005 3:52:38 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: csvset

I don't understand. Where did they get dead animals from?


8 posted on 06/16/2005 3:53:23 PM PDT by Betaille
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To: Betaille

They killed the live animals they took from shelters under the lie of "adopting them out."

Soulless bastards . . . I hope to God I meet one someday.


9 posted on 06/16/2005 3:54:24 PM PDT by Xenalyte (End women's suffrage! Hasn't the country suffered enough?)
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To: doc30

These folks are so ridiculous. Everytime the circus comes to the Norfolk Scope these knuckle heads go out to scare the kids and ruin people's evening. But what makes me angry is that the medial always falls for their silly stunts and puts them all over the news. So irritating......


10 posted on 06/16/2005 3:54:45 PM PDT by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Conservative!)
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To: NautiNurse
Oh yeah! a big black billboard with bloody red letters..

P.E.T.A. KILLS!

11 posted on 06/16/2005 3:55:50 PM PDT by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: csvset

While I'm sorry that animals have to suffer, can I just say,

"Hip-Hip Hurray?!?"

Book 'em Danno! And lets' get a reporter on this to see if incidents like this are happening with PETA employees in other states!


12 posted on 06/16/2005 3:55:51 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: SittinYonder

The inmates running the asylum, that's all.


13 posted on 06/16/2005 3:55:54 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Grampa Dave

14 posted on 06/16/2005 3:56:53 PM PDT by glock rocks ( There are not enough liberals in Utah to bother to appease. - Warren Keuffel)
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To: Xenalyte

This may be grounds for shutting down PETA. If it is a common practice of theirs to euthanize animals that don't need to be euthanized, I don't see why they are still up and running. Why is this investigation only targeting the individuals?


15 posted on 06/16/2005 3:57:15 PM PDT by Betaille
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To: xcamel

Maybe ALF and ELF will torch the PETA vans.


16 posted on 06/16/2005 3:57:21 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: NautiNurse

PETA KILLS, PROTECT YOUR PETS.
THEY ARE PET-O-FILES.


17 posted on 06/16/2005 3:57:42 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (It's the borders stupid! (ours, not theirs!))
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PETAKillsAnimals.com
18 posted on 06/16/2005 3:58:30 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: csvset
PETA employees charged with animal cruelty and illegally dumping dead animals

And you know what? I the minds of these PETA cretins, what they're doing makes perfect sense.

Let that thought sink in.

(steely)

19 posted on 06/16/2005 3:58:43 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Fortunately, the Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: csvset

ROTFLMAO!!!


20 posted on 06/16/2005 3:59:04 PM PDT by shellshocked (They're undocumented Border Patrol agents, not vigilantes.)
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To: csvset

""This was a young, healthy puppy. It was a six month old lab mix and appeared to be in very, very good shape. Um, and he had received some type of injection in his front right leg," he said."

Is it common journalistic practice to include "Um" in a quote?


21 posted on 06/16/2005 3:59:06 PM PDT by Betaille
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To: csvset

PETA kills!


22 posted on 06/16/2005 3:59:19 PM PDT by flashbunny
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To: brwnsuga

Let's save these atricle headlines and pictures, and do a little circus Freep of our own!


23 posted on 06/16/2005 3:59:23 PM PDT by SoVaDPJ
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To: csvset

PETA - Physically Endangering Tame Animals!


24 posted on 06/16/2005 4:00:12 PM PDT by shellshocked (They're undocumented Border Patrol agents, not vigilantes.)
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To: flashbunny

Who wants to bet that Adria Hinkle is back on the PETA payroll after all of this blows over.


25 posted on 06/16/2005 4:00:22 PM PDT by UglyinLA (WideGlide... Thats too funny.)
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To: csvset

"She confirmed that PETA does, in fact, euthanize animals but only ones that are not adoptable...."

Adoptable? Adoption by humans is cruel in itself. They should have let these animals go, like any decent person would have done.


26 posted on 06/16/2005 4:00:24 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: csvset
PETA's version of a "death camp".

This isn't the half of it.

PetaKillsAnimals.com

27 posted on 06/16/2005 4:00:28 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker ("There ought to be limits to freedom" --George W. Bush, May 26, 1999)
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To: Ron in Acreage

28 posted on 06/16/2005 4:00:33 PM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge (A proud member of the self-preservation society)
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To: csvset

PETA. Hypocritical, bigoted, lying, frauds.


29 posted on 06/16/2005 4:00:35 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Ron in Acreage
That ugly bitch looks like Janine Godawfulho.

Except that she's more bald than Janine.

30 posted on 06/16/2005 4:01:15 PM PDT by Born Conservative ("If not us, who? And if not now, when? - Ronald Reagan)
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To: UglyinLA

You mean you don't think she'll get the death penalty?


31 posted on 06/16/2005 4:01:55 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: glock rocks

Are these two animal killers, twins?


32 posted on 06/16/2005 4:03:16 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: Ron in Acreage
Year Received Adopted Killed Transferred % Killed % Adopted
2003 2,224 312 1,911 1 85.9 14.0
2002 2,680 382 2,298 2 85.7 14.3
2001 2,685 703 1,944 14 72.4 26.2
2000 2,684 624 2,029 28 75.6 23.2
1999 1,805 386 1,328 91 73.6 21.4
* 1998 943 133 685 125 72.6 14.1
Total 13,021 2540 10,195 261 78.3 19.5

* figures represent the second half of 1998 only
† other than spay/neuter animals

33 posted on 06/16/2005 4:03:31 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: csvset
Suspicions:CONFIRMED
34 posted on 06/16/2005 4:04:33 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck (Life is so short. Play naked.)
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To: brwnsuga

From their website:
"Since its inception, PETA has helped countless animals escape a sad fate arbitrarily assigned to them: a life at the end of a chain, in a laboratory cage, on a filthy feedlot, or in a stifling circus boxcar..."

So PETA's "humane" solution is to cold-bloodedly kill the poor animals and then dump them like they are garbage? This is almost as hypocritical as the demonrats who protest the treatment of murderers while they slaughter babies. These people are so twisted.


35 posted on 06/16/2005 4:04:41 PM PDT by LibSnubber (liberal democrats are domestic terrorists)
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To: SoVaDPJ

"Let's save these atricle headlines and pictures, and do a little circus Freep of our own!"



,,,,right in front of their headquarters.....do you think any MSM will come and film it?


36 posted on 06/16/2005 4:04:49 PM PDT by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Conservative!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Spooky, eh?


37 posted on 06/16/2005 4:06:41 PM PDT by glock rocks ( There are not enough liberals in Utah to bother to appease. - Warren Keuffel)
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To: csvset
Let me tell ya something:

The fact that Nutzo Newkirk felt it necessary to "suspend" the nitwit female member of the team means that this incident has really got her worried.

Newkirk loves to get "in your face" when the crazed tactics of her organized club of "I'm-so-angry-about-the-disgusting-looser-I-turned-out-to-be-that-I-want-to-kill-every-human-on-the-planet" mutants get a little out of hand.

In this case, however, she's pursuing tactics that appear to be more like those you'd expect from some squeaky-clean, conservative organization when someone is caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

(steely)

38 posted on 06/16/2005 4:07:10 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Fortunately, the Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: csvset

Bad PETA!

Bad!


39 posted on 06/16/2005 4:08:24 PM PDT by SmithL (There are a lot of people that hate Bush more than they hate terrorists)
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To: csvset

"PETA said it's launched its own investigation."

Du lieber Himmel! The Gestapo is investigating the Fuhrer.


40 posted on 06/16/2005 4:09:32 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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Hypocrites!

They want to tell everyone else how to raise their animals and they are the ones abusing them. Why should that surprise me?! Everything damn leftist say they stand for is a lie.

I AM SICK OF THEM!


41 posted on 06/16/2005 4:11:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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Dressed in protective gear, Ahoskie Police Detective Sgt. Jeremy Roberts prepares to bury one of the dead dogs found Wednesday in an Ahoskie dumpster. The Ahoskie Police made two arrests in the case, individuals possibly linked with PETA. A total of 31 dead dogs were discovered.

42 posted on 06/16/2005 4:12:08 PM PDT by csvset
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To: glock rocks

Your profession has the great ability to pick out likeness and often blood relatives. What do you think about these two?


43 posted on 06/16/2005 4:12:57 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: brwnsuga

Don't know. This one might. Let's consider it.


44 posted on 06/16/2005 4:13:06 PM PDT by SoVaDPJ
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To: csvset

She claims she is also a VEGAN. I wonder if that is also a lie?!


Cora
Cuisine: American, Southern, Vegetarian, Nightlife

July 29, 2004
Never a bad meal. Well worth the money and has GREAT vegan entrees (for brunch, lunch, or dinner)!

Reviewer: Adria Hinkle Norfolk


45 posted on 06/16/2005 4:13:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: csvset

Out here in California if a person shoots a stray dog that is attacking his family, he might go to jail.

These arseholes should go to jail for massive cruelty to animals.


46 posted on 06/16/2005 4:14:26 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: csvset

Posted On June 16, 2005


PETA Employees Face 31 Felony Animal-Cruelty Charges for Killing, Dumping Dogs

Center For Consumer Freedom Has Warned “Ethical Treatment Of Animals” Workers Routinely Kill Animals



Ahoskie, NC – Last night, one month after the launch of www.PetaKillsAnimals.com, two employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) were arrested on 31 felony animal-cruelty charges for killing and disposing of dogs and puppies in a dumpster. Today the Center for Consumer Freedom is calling on Americans to stop making donations to support PETA and its grim-reaper program. When Ahoskie police arrested PETA employees Andrew Cook and Adria Hinkle last night, they found 18 dead dogs in a nearby shopping-center dumpster (including a bag containing seven dead puppies), and 13 more dead dogs in the PETA-owned van the two were driving. Police observed them throwing several dark-colored bags into the dumpster before the arrests were made.

This is not the first public mention of PETA’s large-scale euthanasia program. In May 2005 the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) unveiled a giant Times Square billboard and a new website (www.PetaKillsAnimals.com). CCF had obtained official records from the state of Virginia showing the militant animal-rights group had put over 10,000 dogs and cats to death since 1998.

In 2003 PETA euthanized over 85 percent of the animals it took in, finding adoptive homes for just 14 percent. By comparison, the Norfolk SPCA found adoptive homes for 73 percent of its animals and the Virginia Beach SPCA adopted out 66 percent. PETA’s required report documenting its 2004 record is currently over 4 weeks late.

A Bertie County (NC) Deputy Sheriff told The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald that Cook and Hinkle assured the Bertie Animal Shelter “they were picking up the dogs to take them back to Norfolk where they would find them good homes.” Pittman added that persons identifying themselves as PETA representatives have picked up live dogs from that shelter during the last two months.

“This is disturbing behavior on the part of self-professed animal lovers, and I hope the public takes notice,” said Center for Consumer Freedom Director of Research David Martosko. “PETA raked in nearly $29 million last year alone, but apparently it couldn’t spare any money to care for the flesh-and-blood animals entrusted to its employees. It’s ironic -- If anyone else were caught red-handed with 31 dead dogs, PETA would be holding a press conference to denounce them.”

Martosko added: “Last month when we launched PetaKillsAnimals.com, we warned the public that PETA was not the warm and kind group it claimed to be. Now it’s clearer than ever that Americans who truly want to help animals should donate to their local animal shelter, not to PETA.”

The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies, and consumers, working together to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices.

For media comment, contact our media department at 202-463-7112 ext. 133


47 posted on 06/16/2005 4:15:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

"Everything damn leftist say they stand for is a lie."

That is reality from Watergate to today.
















'


48 posted on 06/16/2005 4:15:59 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: csvset

Someone ("ProtestWarrior" maybe) should get photos of the piles of dead animals killed by PETA the next time they do their "Holocaust of Chickens" street shtick at the local KFC.


49 posted on 06/16/2005 4:16:33 PM PDT by Alouette (The only thing learned from history is that nobody ever learns from history.)
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To: Alouette; Grampa Dave
“This is disturbing behavior on the part of self-professed animal lovers, and I hope the public takes notice,” said Center for Consumer Freedom Director of Research David Martosko. “PETA raked in nearly $29 million last year alone, but apparently it couldn’t spare any money to care for the flesh-and-blood animals entrusted to its employees. It’s ironic -- If anyone else were caught red-handed with 31 dead dogs, PETA would be holding a press conference to denounce them.”
50 posted on 06/16/2005 4:19:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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