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New FBI Smoking Guns Point To PETA
Center For Consumer Freedom (animalscam.com) ^ | March 08, 2006 | NA

Posted on 03/10/2006 1:00:57 PM PST by neverdem

In December the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) made a big public splash by unveiling documents obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) under a Freedom of Information Act request. At the time, the ACLU released only a few dozen pages from its FBI treasure trove, selected to bolster its case that the federal government was spying on groups including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) despite what it called "a lack of evidence" that PETA was "engaging in or supporting violent action." But during the past few weeks, the ACLU's website has been quietly updated to include more than 200 additional pages of the FBI's files on PETA. And this new material indicates a solid connection between PETA and the animal-rights movement's violent underbelly.

The complete set of pages, finally available on the ACLU's website (look for a link titled "Full set of PETA documents"), includes some disclosures that PETA will not be happy about -- and which indicate that the FBI knows exactly what it's doing.

If you don't relish the thought of wading through 227 pages of heavily redacted FBI files, we've collected the most interesting material on our AnimalScam.com website. Click here to read the FBI's conclusions that (among other things) PETA recruits interns from overseas for "the sole purpose of committing criminal acts." One witness interviewed by the FBI (whom other sources have indicated was a former long-term PETA employee) also told the feds that PETA was formed as a cover for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF).


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aclu; alf; animalwhackos; fbi; peta
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1 posted on 03/10/2006 1:01:01 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

The ACLU again rises to their cause of supporting every bottom-feeding, radical force in this country.


2 posted on 03/10/2006 1:02:52 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: neverdem

heehee. too bad isn't it??? this is wonderful by the way, thank you for posting. i have been fighting some PETA people on a forum for the last week or so. this is great.


3 posted on 03/10/2006 1:10:26 PM PST by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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To: neverdem

LOL this is great


4 posted on 03/10/2006 1:14:33 PM PST by future F22 pilot (FREEDOM)
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To: EagleUSA

Co-founder Roger Baldwin stated, "I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the properties class, and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal."



http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6145

more info at the above link (a david horowitz site) including a visual map that shows leadership affiliations and funding information


5 posted on 03/10/2006 1:15:12 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Funds HAMAS and CAIR, check my homepage [UPDATED FREQUENTLY])
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To: Stellar Dendrite

clarification: roger baldwin was co founder of the ACLU


6 posted on 03/10/2006 1:15:43 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Funds HAMAS and CAIR, check my homepage [UPDATED FREQUENTLY])
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To: EagleUSA

That is because the ACLU, a Communist organization from its beginning (Not kidding, it was started by Communists), is a bottom feeding organization.


7 posted on 03/10/2006 1:17:40 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: neverdem

Great. Well, thanks to the ACLU, PETA and their terrorist coherts now know exactly what the FBI has on them. That ought to help them cover their tracks.

Can anyone say "Obstruction of Justice?"


8 posted on 03/10/2006 1:40:51 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: EagleUSA

The ACLU isn't my favorite group either, but that doesn't take away the fact that the FBI is wasting valuable resources spying on Peta???


9 posted on 03/10/2006 1:41:16 PM PST by conserv13
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To: Brilliant
PETA and their terrorist coherts now know exactly what the FBI has on them.

You've got to be kidding me. How is Peta a terrorist organization? They make a lot of noise, nobody really takes them seriously.

10 posted on 03/10/2006 1:42:45 PM PST by conserv13
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To: CodeToad

That is because the ACLU, a Communist organization from its beginning (Not kidding, it was started by Communists), is a bottom feeding organization.
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Yes, history bears that out -- in fact that commie element surrounded FDR...any surprise? None. Why this country tolerates these red maggots is beyond me.


11 posted on 03/10/2006 1:42:45 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: neverdem

"Click here to read the FBI's conclusions that (among other things) PETA recruits interns from overseas for "the sole purpose of committing criminal acts."

Ha, ha. They got caught in their own trap...


12 posted on 03/10/2006 1:58:11 PM PST by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: neverdem

Bookmarked. Thanks for that info...


13 posted on 03/10/2006 2:01:35 PM PST by Bean Counter ("Stout Hearts!")
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To: EagleUSA

the question is,is the ACLU an accomplice of terror, and even if not formally such an accomplice, when the he#% can its 501c3 tax-exempt staus, under which it operates, be revoked by the US citizenry?...http://www.conservativediscussion.com/ACLU-must-lose-its-tax-exempt-status.html


14 posted on 03/10/2006 2:03:01 PM PST by mo
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To: All

PETA is directly tied in an incestuous relationship with domestic terror groups like ALF and ELF, the Earth Liberation Front.

These are the wing nuts who go around burning down housing developments, ski lodges and SUV dealerships.

If the FBI can break em, then more power to them.


15 posted on 03/10/2006 2:32:54 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (Emeritus))
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To: conserv13

Look at the link.


16 posted on 03/10/2006 3:05:27 PM PST by razorback-bert
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To: conserv13

If they are funding ALF, then they are a terrorist organization.


17 posted on 03/10/2006 3:47:48 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: conserv13
The ACLU isn't my favorite group either, but that doesn't take away the fact that the FBI is wasting valuable resources spying on Peta???

Duh, do you not care that PETA is recruiting people from over seas to commit criminal acts in the U.S.? Did you not go to the referenced pages and read them? I'm happy as hell the FBI is investigating these nuts that have gone from their wacky protests to clearly getting involved in organized crime.

18 posted on 03/10/2006 3:57:21 PM PST by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are familiar bedfellows)
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To: Brilliant

There's more redacted sections to those pages than available information. Did you catch the page that said, "...made statements suggesting that PETA was formed as a cover for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and PETA and ALF were one in the same"?


19 posted on 03/11/2006 4:52:10 AM PST by Simo Hayha (An education is incomplete without instruction in the use of arms to defend against harm.)
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To: conserv13

No.


20 posted on 03/11/2006 4:57:01 AM PST by sport
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To: conserv13
How is Peta a terrorist organization?

Because there has always been a soft connection between PETA and ALF. ALF is the terrorist group responsible for blowing up laboratories and releasing animals from testing facilities.

It seems the FBI has a strong connection that PETA is the front group for funding ALF activities.

21 posted on 03/11/2006 4:57:30 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Many women will support Hillary based solely on her gender -- and it will be praised by the MSM.)
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To: conserv13

Are you secretly a member of peta?


22 posted on 03/11/2006 4:58:24 AM PST by sport
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To: sport

No I'm not a member of PETA but I don't think they are a terrorist organization.


23 posted on 03/13/2006 6:44:55 AM PST by conserv13
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Thanks for that link. Quite a site.


24 posted on 03/13/2006 7:38:17 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: ferri; girlangler; billhilly; Dr.Zoidberg
i have been fighting some PETA people on a forum for the last week or so.

Besides both of us living in Canada, we both hate PeTA!! Girlangler has a wealth of information on these goons, in case you ever need some good info ;-)!

This Thread is hilarious, and posts 351-400 is a pretty intensive debate girlangler & I had with someone who seemed to support PeTA. Some good references too!
25 posted on 03/14/2006 12:29:02 PM PST by proud_yank (Liberalism - The 'Culture of Ignorance'.)
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To: ferri

ferri,

I love exposing PETA to the poor well-meaning people they have suckered.

Go for it. Let me know if I can help, I have LOTS of information/ammunition :)


26 posted on 03/14/2006 1:13:31 PM PST by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: conserv13; proud_yank

wasting valuable resources spying on Peta???

Tell that to the university labs that have been forebombed, the mink farm owners that have been vandalized/destroyed, and the employees (and their children) of Huntington Life, who have been threatened, intimidated and harmed by PETA and its hidden, covert activities.


27 posted on 03/14/2006 1:16:33 PM PST by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: girlangler

once i posted the link with the FBI files they all got quiet. the girl who protested alone outside KFC hasn't been back either. LOL i will for sure keep it mind though. there are a lot of dingbats that post on there! :) thank you!


28 posted on 03/14/2006 2:21:02 PM PST by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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To: proud_yank

thank you proud_yank. i should freepmail you the url to this forum, if you ever feel like poking a few liberals with a stick, this is the place to go. wear a mask, there is a thick haze of dope smoke. lol


29 posted on 03/14/2006 2:22:36 PM PST by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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To: EagleUSA

Both aclu and peta are dangerous leftist orgainzations.


30 posted on 03/14/2006 2:24:09 PM PST by BooksForTheRight.com (what have you done today to fight terrorism/leftism (same thing!))
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To: girlangler
Tell that to the university labs that have been firebombed,...

Like my undergrad university! Luckily though, they weren't successful. I still find it very, very amusing that in the last NRA newsletter there was an article written about the enviro and AR wackos arson tactics. They have also placed bombs loaded with nails outside labs and such too. These 'people' are sick.
31 posted on 03/14/2006 4:10:14 PM PST by proud_yank (Liberalism - The 'Culture of Ignorance'.)
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To: smoothsailing

ping


32 posted on 03/14/2006 4:54:30 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: proud_yank; billhilly; SJackson; Diana in Wisconsin

Can you believe there are people right here on FR that actually believe PETA is a harmless animal welfare organization?

Thanks for pinging me on this thread. I haven't had time in a while to check animalscam.com. Looks like I've been missing some good stuff.

Many years ago I found the truth about PETA. It was obvious back when Rodney Coronado and ALF had PETA announce all their "actions," and when PETA paid Coronado's legal expenses that PETA was simply a front for the more radical AR group. To find out what PETA's goals are one only has to read the words of their leaders.

The AR groups in Europe are years ahead of the U.S. with their terrorist (violent) activities, and the American counterparts are studying those across the pond and hope to follow their example. I always wondered why the FBI didn't shut PETA down.

And many more people, including many freepers, don't want to believe the Humane Society of the U.S. is just as bad as PETA, as far as the goals of the leaders in that organization. HSUS, unlike PETA, tries to maintain a more mainstream image for fundraising purposes, but the evidence is there -- they too are radicals (and CROOKS).

One of the most chilling things I have ever read was a true story about an undercover reporter who infiltrated ALF many years ago, and was burned (third degree burns) all over his body in retaliation. These people are not non-violent "peaceful" animal lovers.

And the freeper who posted above saying PETA is not a terrorist organization needs to read the words of Ingrid Newkirk, who (paraphrase) hopes mad cow disease spreads all over the U.S. I actually look for these freaks to eventually attempt bioterrorism.


33 posted on 03/14/2006 5:11:56 PM PST by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: Calpernia
Thanks for the ping,Cal! I hope the FBI busts this terrorist outfit(PETA) wide open.
34 posted on 03/14/2006 5:17:24 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: girlangler
Can you believe there are people right here on FR that actually believe PETA is a harmless animal welfare organization?

PETA, they're just animal lovers, aren't they?

RESOURCES

PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS Printer Friendly Page

Books:

Peta Files: The Dark Side of the Animal Rights Movement
By Dave Workman


Articles:

Greenpeace, Earth First!, PETA: Radical Fringe Tactics Move Toward Center Stage
By Neil Hrab
March 8, 2004

PETA's Ties to Terrorism
By Cam Edwards
December 23, 2005

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Profile
By ActivistCash.com

Academic Facilitators of Eco-Terrorism
By Bruce S. Thornton
January 31, 2003

Political Radicalism and Animal Rights: People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals
By Brian Tubbs
January 1, 2003

Cruel and Unusual
By Iain Murray and Ivan Osorio
January 2006

PETA: Elephants Better Off Dead Than Fed
Center for Consumer Freedom
February 16, 2006

Animal Passions
By Lowell Ponte
April 4, 2001

PETA Cheapens the Holocaust
By Joseph J. Sabia
October 16, 2003

Watching the Pro-Terror Left
By Ben Johnson
July 19, 2005

Animal Lover, PETA Hater
Center for Consumer Freedom
February 1, 2006

Time to Close PETA Down?
Center for Consumer Freedom
January 30, 2006

Better Answers: The Case for Judeo-Christian Values, Part IV
By Dennis Prager
February 8, 2005

Animal 'Holocaust' On The Supreme Court's Plate?
Center for Consumer Freedom
January 9, 2006

Attending The PETA Class Reunion? Bring Your Parole Officer
Center for Consumer Freedom
January 5, 2006

How PETA Indoctrinates Your Kids
By Steven Milloy
May 18, 2005

PETA, Saddam's Paperwork, and More
By The Scrapbook
January 2, 2006

Rock Icon Endorses PETA, Violence
Center for Consumer Freedom
February 15, 2006

Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Turkey and Tell PETA To Stuff It
Center for Consumer Freedom
November 28, 2005

Animal Rights Extremists in the Classroom
By Scott Rubush
February 25, 2002

Eco-Terrorists on the Loose
By Doug Bandow
September 23, 2003

The Terror of "Animal Rights"
By Alex Epstein
February 6, 2004

PETA is Full of SHEETA
By Doug Giles
October 9, 2005

PETA Pam Pelts Carnivores
By David Yeagley
February 2, 2006

The PETA Principle
By Bill Whalen
June 22, 2005

The Fearmongers
By FishScam.com

501 Front Street
Norfolk, VA
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Phone :757-622-7382
URL :
http://www.peta.org/
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  • The largest animal-rights organization in the world
  • Founded by activists Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco
  • Creates controversial and often vulgar campaigns in order to garner publicity for its cause
  • Vocally and financially supports the efforts of the Animal Liberation Front, a domestic terrorist group
  • Preaches the dogma of "animal liberation," but euthanizes thousands of animals
  • Enlists the aid of celebrity endorsers to legitimize its efforts

 

Ostensibly dedicated to "establishing and protecting the rights of all animals," People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animals rights organization in the world. Founded in 1980 and boasting a current membership of more than 850,000, PETA regards itself as an international nonprofit charitable organization. It maintains offices in Norfolk, Virginia; the United Kingdom; Germany; Asia-Pacific; and India.

PETA operates under a simple, self-stated principle - "that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment." Through the implementation of multifaceted media campaigns against fast-food companies, the creation of public service announcements featuring celebrity vegetarians, the organization of protests and rallies against the use of fur, and the persistent lobbying of legislators, PETA's public persona is one of both education and activism. Like its ideological kin on the environmental and animal-rights Left, PETA places greater value on the welfare of animals than on the welfare of human beings.

PETA focuses its efforts on four main areas in which it believes that "the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time." These are: factory farms, laboratories, the clothing industry, and the entertainment industry. Moreover, the group condemns the killing of pest animals, the use of animals in sports, and even the utilization of seeing-eye dogs for the blind.

PETA was founded by animal activists Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco, who were inspired by ethics philosopher Peter Singer's book Animal Liberation; Newkirk continues to head the organization to this day. Throughout its history, PETA has tried numerous methods to bring a halt to what it deems abusive practices against animals - including calls for consumer boycotts of animal-tested products, and the enlistment of Members of Congress friendly to their cause. Among its accomplishments, the organization counts the following: an investigation of contract testing on animals by cosmetics companies, leading to a permanent ban on animal testing by Benetton, Avon, Revlon, and Estée Lauder; worldwide protests pressuring McDonald's to become the first fast-food chain to agree to improve the living conditions of farm animals; and the decision by national chain stores such as Target, Walgreen's, and Rite Aid to stop selling a toy known as AquaBabies, in which fish and frogs are kept in a small habitat container, which PETA views as imprisonment.

PETA, which has been described by Newkirk as an organization composed of "complete press sluts," performs many dramatic and often vulgar stunts in order to garner media attention for its cause. From throwing buckets of red paint on people wearing furs, to enlisting actresses and models to wear lettuce fashioned as bikinis in order to promote veganism, PETA embraces controversy. One particular method that PETA's campaigns employ is the use of religious themes. One of its advertisements, for instance, claimed that Jesus was a vegetarian. In a 2003 ad condemning the consumption of ham on Easter, PETA created a billboard featuring the photograph of a pig and a caption that read, "He Died For Your Sins - Go Vegetarian."  Said PETA spokesman William Rivas-Rivas, "All our faith-based billboards are meant to promote compassion, compassion for all God's creatures."

PETA has also aimed its message toward members of the Jewish faith. In addition to condemning the tradition of the Kosher slaughter, in one campaign PETA invoked the tragedy and loss of the Holocaust, equating the mass death of Jews with the wholesale slaughtering of animals for meat production. The campaign, titled "Holocaust on Your Plate," declared that "like the Jews murdered in concentration camps, animals are terrorized when they are housed in huge filthy warehouses and rounded up for shipment to slaughter. The leather sofa and handbag are the moral equivalent of the lampshades made from the skins of people killed in the death camps." When the Anti-Defamation League condemned the ad, PETA defended its position on grounds that "the logic and methods employed in factory farms and slaughterhouses are analogous to those used in concentration camps." PETA remarked that in both instances, there exists a "concept of other cultures or other species as deficient and thus disposable, and that this indifference allows the slaughter to continue."

In another campaign of recent years, PETA has called, unsuccessfully, for such cities as Hamburg and Frankfurt, Germany to change their names due to the association with the exploitation of animals for food (hamburgers and hotdogs, respectively). The organization has also asked the town of Fishkill, New York to change its name.

Many of PETA's campaigns are directed specifically at children, and the organization has created a website, PETAKIDS.com, that indoctrinates youngsters in its ideology. On this website, children are taught, among other things, to oppose the wearing of fur clothing, to boycott zoos and circuses, to abstain from drinking drink milk, to refuse to participate in science classes that require animal dissections, and to "save animals' lives" by becoming vegetarians. PETA also produces a magazine for children titled GRRR! Kids Bite Back, which derives its name from the catchphrase, "Bite Back," popularized by the domestic terrorist group the Animal Liberation Front (ALF). PETA has also produced a comic pamphlet, called "Your Mommy Kills Animals!," which depicts a woman stabbing a rabbit and is intended to arouse children's outrage at the prospect of their mothers wearing fur garments. A counterpart pamphlet, titled "Your Daddy Kills Animals!," compares fathers who go fishing to predators who steal children, and advises youngsters to keep their family dog and cat away from their father, lest he try to kill them as well.

Newkirk herself is intent on fashioning her own death into a PETA campaign. It has been reported that in her will, Newkirk has asked that her body be processed into Newkirk Nuggets (akin to chicken nuggets), which she stipulates must be grilled on a barbeque. She also asks that her feet be amputated and turned into umbrella stands and that her body be skinned and manufactured into wallets.

In 2005, PETA sought to compare animals to slaves in its campaign titled, "Are Animals the New Slaves?" This campaign featured an exhibit in Montgomery, Alabama, the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement, which drew analogies between the past enslavement of African-Americans and present-day cruelty to animals. The press release for the exhibit stated:

"The exhibit reminds observers that not long ago, it wasn't just other animals who were persecuted because they were deemed inferior. The display includes images of slaves who were chained, beaten, branded, and forcibly separated from their families; Native Americans who were evicted from their ancestral lands; women who fought for the right not to be treated as their husbands' property; and children forced to work long hours in dangerous and unhealthy conditions. Today, animals are chained and beaten to perform in circuses; poisoned and cut open in laboratories; and bludgeoned, drowned, and electrocuted for their skins. Mothers and their offspring are separated, auctioned off, mutilated, and killed for their flesh."

"'Today, we all remember the abuses of the past as shameful and wrong yet forget that changes only came about after an uphill battle to open people's hearts and minds to the plight of others,' says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. 'We're calling for that same consideration now for feeling, thinking animals who are exploited, hurt, and killed for reasons that are no longer tolerable in a just society.'"

This comparison between human and animal life is a reccurring theme in PETA's work. Says Newkirk, "When it comes to feelings such as pain, fear, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy." This moral equivalence not only fuses PETA's public campaigns, but also leads the organization to forge alliances with animal rights extremists and domestic terrorist outfits.

In the "Frequently Asked Questions" section of its website, PETA poses the question, "How can you justify the millions of dollars of property damage caused by the Animal Liberation Front (ALF)?" It answers as follows:

"Throughout history, some people have felt the need to break the law to fight injustice. The Underground Railroad and the French Resistance are examples of movements in which people broke the law in order to answer to a higher morality. The ALF, which is simply the name adopted by people who act illegally in behalf of animal rights, breaks inanimate objects such as stereotaxic devices and decapitators in order to save lives. ALF members burn empty buildings in which animals are tortured and killed. ALF 'raids' have given us proof of horrific cruelty that would not have otherwise been discovered or believed and have resulted in criminal charges' being filed against laboratories for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Often, ALF raids have been followed by widespread scientific condemnation of the practices occurring in the targeted labs, and some abusive laboratories have been permanently shut down as a result."

ALF, which holds a spot on the FBI's list of terrorist organizations, is the most active, extreme animal-rights group in America. Its self-defined mission is "to effectively allocate resources (time and money) to reduce animal suffering in the world." Toward this end, ALF states that it "carries out direct action against animal abuse in the form of rescuing animals and causing financial loss to animal exploiters, usually through the damage and destruction of property." Between 1997 and 2003, ALF caused, in conjunction with the radical environmentalist Earth Liberation Front, approximately $43 million in property damage.

PETA's hierarchy has made a number of specific statements in support of ALF and other radical groups. In a 1991 press release, for instance, PETA stated, "We cannot condemn the Animal Liberation Front ... they act courageously ... [their activities] comprise an important part of today's animal protection movement." PETA's so-called "vegan campaign director," Bruce Friedrich, at an animal rights convention in 2001, said to the throngs in attendance, "blowing stuff up and smashing windows [is] a great way to bring about animal liberation." In 1989, PETA co-founder Alex Pacheco opined, "Arson, property destruction, burglary, and theft are acceptable crimes when used for the animal cause." Newkirk herself has said, "I will be the last person to condemn ALF."

But in addition to merely voicing support for the actions and activities of ALF, PETA has also lent financial aid to the terrorist group and to some of its key members. In 1997, PETA gave $2,000 to ALF, following the latter's firebombing of the Utah Fur Breeders Agricultural Co-op. In 1999, PETA gave an additional $2,000 to ALF spokesman David Wilson. In 2000, PETA gave $5,000 to the "Josh Harper Support Committee," named for an ALF member who had been arrested and convicted of assaulting a police officer.

The most egregious example of PETA's support for terrorism involves the case of ALF member Rodney Coronado. In 1995 Coronado was arrested for an act of arson at Michigan State University, which caused millions of dollars worth of damage, and for which Coronado was sentenced to 57 months in prison. At his sentencing, it was learned that PETA president Ingrid Newkirk had arranged for Coronado to send her two FedEx packages containing documents that Coronado had seized from the University's research facility, as well as photographs of Coronado in a ski mask - the typical outfit worn by ALF members. Following the incident and Coronado's subsequent arrest, PETA gave $45,200 to his "support committee," plus an additional loan of $25,000 to Coronado's father. In her book, Free the Animals! The Untold Story of the U.S. Animal Liberation Front and Its Founder, 'Valerie,' Newkirk writes: "The ALF has, over the years, trusted People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to receive copies of the evidence of wrongdoing … I have also become somewhat used to jumping on a plane with copies of freshly purloined documents and hurriedly calling news conferences to discuss the ALF's findings."

It was reported that after his release from jail, at a 2003 event at American University, Coronado taught students how to turn a milk jug into a firebomb. Using this technique, days later ALF members attempted to burn down a McDonald's restaurant in Chico, California.

In addition to its support for ALF, PETA has also sought to inject its own agendas into discussions about acts of international terrorism. In 2003, for instance, following a report of a donkey laden with explosives that was used in a Palestinian terrorist attempt to kill Israeli soldiers, Newkirk wrote a letter to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat (who she addressed as "Your Excellency"), calling for him to "appeal to all those who listen to [him] to leave the animals out of this conflict." Newkirk did not ask Arafat to put an end to all suicide bombings, but implored rather that animals not be used in such attacks.

Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., PETA issued a press release that said the following: "Due to the tremendous loss of human lives, there will undoubtedly be many animals left orphaned. Other animals are trapped in buildings that have been evacuated and to which people have learned they are unable to return. PETA's headquarters is receiving calls from desperate New York City residents whose companion animals are trapped inside now vacated apartments, some so close to the World Trade Center that the animals inside can only be highly traumatized by the explosions, the sirens, the noise, the shaking ground, the smoke, and now the unexplained absence of their families."

PETA further used the occasion to criticize Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, declaring that he "has a poor record when it comes to animals." At the end of the press release, PETA provided contact information for the mayor, and urged, "If you have a difficult time getting through to Mayor Giuliani due to phone line trouble, please don't give up; keep trying." This occurred while Giuliani was dealing with the largest loss of human life stemming from a single event in American history.

PETA had previously made headlines as a result of its correspondences with Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, who was convicted for the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in which 168 people died and some 500 were wounded. McVeigh chose (by PETA's urging) to eat vegetarian cuisine as his final meal before his execution. Regarding this, PETA's vegan campaign coordinator Bruce Friedrich said, "Mr. McVeigh's decision to go vegetarian groups him with some of the world's greatest visionaries, including Albert Schweitzer, Mohandas Gandhi, Leo Tolstoy and Albert Einstein, all of whom advocated vegetarianism as an extension of humanitarianism."

In light of PETA's ostensibly hardline stance on animal rights and animal liberation, it is surprising for most people to learn that PETA actually kills many animals. Between 1998 and 2004, PETA reportedly euthanized more than 12,400 dogs, cats, and other animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.

In June of 2005, police arrested PETA employees Andrew Benjamin Cook and Adria Joy Hinkle, who were attempting to dispose of dead animals in a garbage dumpster in Ahoskie, North Carolina. Police had observed that more than 100 animal carcasses had been dumped at the particular location every Wednesday over a month's time. The two PETA employees were charged with 22 felony charges of animal cruelty.  They were also charged with three additional felony charges of "obtaining property by false pretense," due to their euthanizing of three cats, obtained from a veterinarian, for which PETA had promised to find new homes. In response to these allegations, Newkirk said, "PETA has never made a secret of the fact that most of the animals picked up in North Carolina are euthanized."

PETA's income for 2004 reportedly exceeded $28 Million. The organization has received funding from such sources as: the Glaser Progress Foundation, which was founded by RealNetworks, Inc creator Rob Glaser; Animal Charities of America; American Foundation Corporation; the Park Foundation; the Richard and Marcy Horvitz Foundation; the Pond Foundation; the Diane Warren Foundation; the Alexander Foundation, and the Tides Foundation. In 2005, the Comedy Central Network donated $200,000 to PETA in recompense for celebrity animal-rights activist Pamela Anderson's appearance at a celebrity roast.

PETA has also attracted support from numerous celebrities over the years. These include such notables as Joaquin Phoenix; Charlize Theron; Anna Nicole Smith; Pink; Moby; Dennis Rodman; Martina Navratilova; Sean Astin; Paul McCartney; Christy Turlington; Chrissie Hynde; Michael Stipe; Belinda Carlisle; Alicia Silverstone; Lorenzo Lamas; Howard Jones; the Indigo Girls; Good Charlotte; Alec Baldwin; and Bill Maher.


35 posted on 03/14/2006 5:22:45 PM PST by SJackson (There is but one language which can be held to these people, and this is terror, William Eaton)
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To: conserv13

"You've got to be kidding me. How is Peta a terrorist organization? They make a lot of noise, nobody really takes them seriously."

Oh, a whole lot of people take them seriously, including the FBI, and for good reason:


Domestic Terrorists SHACkled By A Jury Of Their Peers
Posted On March 03, 2006

Yesterday in a New Jersey courtroom, six leaders of a radical animal rights group known as SHAC (and the organization itself) were convicted of a variety of domestic-terrorism charges.

Their prosecution followed a multi-year campaign of violence and intimidation, directed against a medical research firm whose lifesaving work requires the use of animal test subjects.

When they are sentenced on June 7, The New York Times reports this morning, a few of the "SHAC 6" (formerly the "SHAC 7," but charges against one were dropped) may be jailed for as long as 23 years. (The federal prosecutor in the case believes seven-year sentences are more likely.)

The newest federal inmates include Joshua Harper, the recipient of a $5,000 grant from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Also in the slammer is Andy Stepanian, who has in recent years signed his e-mails indicating that he worked for PETA (click here for an example).

Joining them is Kevin Kjonaas, the long-time leader of SHAC in the United States, who co-signed a series of intimidating SHAC-oriented letters in 2001 with Neal Barnard, the long-time president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Not charged was SHAC president Pamelyn Ferdin, wife of the murder-endorsing former PCRM spokesman Jerry Vlasak, and herself a recent card-carrying PCRM staffer.

Taken together with recent federal indictments of at least 19 other activists (click here, here, here, here, here, and here) on charges related to the terrorist Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front, the U.S. eco-terror movement appears to be losing some of its most determined criminals.

But these 19 include Rodney Coronado, the recipient of $70,400 in PETA funds during his first felony trial. Also on that list are former professional PETA protesters Kevin Tubbs and Michael "Tre Arrow" Scarpitti. It may be that completely neutralizing this eco-terrorist threat will ultimately require shutting down its farm team. Time will tell.


36 posted on 03/14/2006 5:23:03 PM PST by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: girlangler
Sorry, wrong PETA

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37 posted on 03/14/2006 5:24:36 PM PST by SJackson (There is but one language which can be held to these people, and this is terror, William Eaton)
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To: smoothsailing

I'm a little confused though.

If the FBI was still investigating; then the docs wouldn't be available for FOIA, right?

Since the docs are available; then they are done?

What are the end results here?

Is PETA being shut down? Or is this just going away?

Thoughts?


38 posted on 03/14/2006 5:25:49 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: girlangler

And here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1562040/posts

at the NJSBA Animal Law Committee Center

PETA works with Rutgers and ACLU to train people to prosecute people for violating Animal Rights laws.

And if you take the time to read post one, you will see they get their own badges outside of State realm.


39 posted on 03/14/2006 5:36:48 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: conserv13
No I'm not a member of PETA but I don't think they are a terrorist organization.

You may be right. Terrorists eat red meat.

40 posted on 03/14/2006 5:44:56 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: SJackson; proud_yank

HeHe,

SJackson, looks like we frequent a lot of the same sites :)

Have you ever read the death threats from the animal worshipers on the People Easting Tasty Animals website? Hilarious.

PETA took People Eating Tasty Animals to court over the web site name several years ago.


41 posted on 03/14/2006 5:53:03 PM PST by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: conserv13; neverdem

"No I'm not a member of PETA but I don't think they are a terrorist organization."

Then you are NOT paying attention, my FRiend.

"Description: Animal rights group repeatedly using civil disobedience contrary to IRS Revenue Ruling 75-384 and funding eco-terrorists directly by contribution (See PETA's 2001 Form 990 tax return, Page 28, for listing of direct donation to North American Earth Liberation Front, an FBI-declared domestic terrorist organization) or indirectly by paying lawyers for suspects in animal rights crime. Uses unlawful means to persuade others to adopt vegetarian diet and to cease all use of animals.

PETA was involved with arsonist Rodney Coronado of the Animal Liberation Front, who torched a Michigan State University animal research laboratory. Coronado sent PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk two packages, one before the arson, one after the arson. When police searched the premises where Coronado sent the packages, they found false identification for Coronado and for PETA co-founder Alex Pacheco, to be used as part of a burglary to release captive animals, suggesting close relations between PETA leaders and ALF crimes."

http://www.undueinfluence.com/peta.htm

Read a little, learn a lot.

FWIW, PETA has released mink from commercial farms, rats from the lab rat farm and calves from a veal/dairy operation in my area, alone. The majority of those animals died horrible deaths from starvation and being eaten by other animals and being run over in the road. Gee. That's HUMANE. Not.

PETA and their minion groups destroy the PRIVATE PROPERTY of others and rob them of their livelihood. To me, that qualifies as a terrorist organization. The mink farmers in my area lost over $300,000.00 worth of mink in one night alone. Could you afford a hit like that to your business? I couldn't.

What kind of business are you in? Imagine someone coming and burning down your accounting office, or machine shop or candy store or daycare center or horse stable or computer repair shop in the night because they didn't like what you did for a living. Would you, or would you not feel "terrorized?"

Does that help give you some perspective? Hope so. :)


42 posted on 03/14/2006 5:55:46 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: SJackson

"PETA has also attracted support from numerous celebrities over the years. These include such notables as Joaquin Phoenix; Charlize Theron; Anna Nicole Smith; Pink; Moby; Dennis Rodman; Martina Navratilova; Sean Astin; Paul McCartney; Christy Turlington; Chrissie Hynde; Michael Stipe; Belinda Carlisle; Alicia Silverstone; Lorenzo Lamas; Howard Jones; the Indigo Girls; Good Charlotte; Alec Baldwin; and Bill Maher."

Oh, and add Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton to the list of PETA spokesidiots.

I love bluegrass music, some country, and used to like Emmylou, but no more. Apparently she doesn't know who her fans are.


43 posted on 03/14/2006 6:00:15 PM PST by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: Calpernia
I'm no lawyer, but the documents the FBI has handed over are heavily redacted.That probably let's the FBI pursue the case w/o concern of compromise.

The AnimalScam.com website has the redacted pages, there's much more not there than there.Looks like the FBI is very serious about this,IMO.They're definitely pulling the ACLU's chain.

44 posted on 03/14/2006 6:03:08 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I think the ACLU has the rest of the docs. But I like your thoughts on this!

Thanks.


45 posted on 03/14/2006 6:05:17 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: girlangler

LOL, why does it not surprise me that the Indigo Girls are PeTA supporters???


46 posted on 03/14/2006 7:04:14 PM PST by proud_yank (Liberalism - The 'Culture of Ignorance'.)
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To: Calpernia

Me too Calpernia. Look forward to seeing that condescending Ingrid Newkirk in handcuffs ;)


47 posted on 03/14/2006 7:11:17 PM PST by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: girlangler; SJackson; ferri
Thanks for posting all the good PeTA references!!

Remember that tomorrow, March 15, is Eat an animal for PeTA day.


48 posted on 03/14/2006 7:11:35 PM PST by proud_yank (Liberalism - The 'Culture of Ignorance'.)
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To: proud_yank

I've been wanting to fire up the firepit and cook, but it's been too windy here. Hopefully the wind will not be up tomorrow and I can cook an animal to celebrate the ocassion.

Boy, I'm ready to hit the bed. I'm so tired I can hardly type.

Thanks everyone for the pings. As usual, Diana in Wisconsin's characteristic way of making a point gives me a good laugh. If you didn't read her above post yank, you should. She's a riot!!!!!


49 posted on 03/14/2006 7:33:29 PM PST by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; girlangler

You're right, thanks for enlightening me.


50 posted on 03/15/2006 6:23:20 AM PST by conserv13
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