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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
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
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.
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.
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!
Your profession has the great ability to pick out likeness and often blood relatives. What do you think about these two?
Don't know. This one might. Let's consider it.
She claims she is also a VEGAN. I wonder if that is also a lie?!
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Reviewer: Adria Hinkle Norfolk
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.
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 PETAs 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. PETAs 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 couldnt spare any money to care for the flesh-and-blood animals entrusted to its employees. Its 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 its 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
"Everything damn leftist say they stand for is a lie."
That is reality from Watergate to today.
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.
That's a good idea. I'd buy some prepared material to keep in my car, so I could stop the next time I see a garthering of these idiots.
This makes one wonder if these bastards were getting paid for each poor critter they took in and then slaughtered.
Does any one know if PETA will be selling the hides of the exotic cats that they killed to help raise money for legal fees for these two mean looking dudes? I sure would like a reasonably priced jaguar skin for the den!
No exit strategy!
We need to determine species first.
Lol, I guess it is now.
OMG, that picture is gut-wrenching. I love animals and all I can say is d*mn them! I'm so sick of these liberal whackos playing god. THEY decide who deserves to live and THEY decide who deserves to die. So, according to them, babies and puppies have to die and murderers and terrorists deserve to live - and live well?
Just when I thought I couldn't get any more p*ssed off at liberals today... first senator "the dick" durbin and now these a-holes... It's almost too much to take.
They kill animals because they WUV them!
What kind of life would those animals have had? Death was better, adoption was soooo uncertain. Life is bad! Death was kinder. It's the ultimate expression of LOVE.</sarcasm>
Jeeze---sounds like Islam.
Holy Cow! There's a whole lotta killing going on where PETA's concerned.
Sub species: Ratanus Liberanus Petanus
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