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PETA Animal Cruelty Trial: The Fallout Continues
Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | February 14, 2007

Posted on 02/14/2007 8:09:17 PM PST by brityank

PETA Animal Cruelty Trial: The Fallout Continues

PETA's successes with a North Carolina jury haven't translated well into the court of public opinion. As we wrote in yesterday's Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot, the fact that PETA unapologetically kills healthy cats and dogs has done irrevocable damage to the group's reputation:

[R]easonable people can agree that if the whole trial was a sham, and if the jury made the right decision (and that's a big "if"), it's hard to see the group as anything but hopelessly hypocritical in light of the testimony from PETA's employees...

[K]illing of animals, whatever the circumstances, is not something we've come to expect from PETA. Yet in front of a judge and jury this month, PETA's defense lawyer argued that animals Hinkle injected with a lethal drug were "PETA's property, and she had the absolute legal authority" to do it.

Remember that the next time PETA argues that ranchers, restaurants or clothiers don't have that same legal authority.

The Virginian-Pilot also ran a response piece from Daphna Nachminovitch, who leads PETA's ironically named "Rescue Department." ("Rescuing" pets from what? Oxygen over-consumption?) Nachminovitch basically argued that PETA staffers were doing the animals they killed a favor because the conditions in North Carolina shelters are so bad.

You would expect an animal "rights" group to at least make a good faith effort to find "rescued" pets homes before killing them. But in North Carolina, PETA's workers didn't even wait to get out of the parking lot before they "put down" dozens of perfectly healthy and adoptable animals. And very little of PETA's $25 million dollar budget goes towards pet adoption programs. So while PETA may be helping animals by taking them out of substandard shelters, what it does to them clearly violates the principle of animal "rights" as it is commonly understood.

That message has gotten through to at least one long-time PETA donor. Yesterday, animal activist Brennan Browne -- a PETA "supporter and defender since 1980" -- announced on an animal rights mailing list that he's removing PETA as the beneficiary of his $3 million life insurance policy because, in his words:

It turns my stomach to think I've been giving 26 years of support to an organization that has been unceremoniously killing and trashing innocents by the thousands.

Copyright © 2007 Center for Consumer Freedom. All Rights Reserved.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ratcrime

1 posted on 02/14/2007 8:09:18 PM PST by brityank
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To: cf_river_rat; kiriath_jearim; SoothSayerONETIME; GMMAC; Bubba_Leroy; UnklGene; redstates4ever

Fallout has started!

(Ping to you that have posted about this terrorist group before. Not to be repeated.)

2 posted on 02/14/2007 8:15:08 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

3 posted on 02/14/2007 8:24:10 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: brityank

Its about time

4 posted on 02/14/2007 8:27:41 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight
PeTA's pretty good at finding another generation of dupes, though.

They are also pretty good at harrassing people with false accusations and endless court cases:

Berosini vs. PeTA
5 posted on 02/14/2007 8:31:07 PM PST by WardMClark (The guy that PeTA hates most. Ask me why.)
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To: brityank
I've known for years that a lot of PETA folks are really 'into' killing animals--remember the torture killing video some of them made featuring a stray cat??

And remember, to PETA, humans are no different from animals.

6 posted on 02/14/2007 8:38:38 PM PST by Cruising Speed
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To: jan in Colorado


7 posted on 02/14/2007 9:11:46 PM PST by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: brityank

If they could, PETA would do exactly the same to every living human being.

8 posted on 02/14/2007 9:26:52 PM PST by Steely Tom
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To: Cruising Speed

" PETA, humans are no different from animals."

PETA seems to believe humans are less then animals.

9 posted on 02/14/2007 11:31:52 PM PST by This Just In
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