Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $15,980
Woo hoo!! And the first 18% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: peta

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • PETA lawsuit seeks to expand animal rights

    10/26/2011 5:56:34 PM PDT · by Solaia · 21 replies
    The AP via Yahoo ^ | Tue, Oct 25, 2011 | By DAVID CRARY and JULIE WATSON
    <p>Ok, can we caption this? How stupid are these people? This kind of stuff drives me nuts! Unconstitutional? Slavery? I often wonder how the founding fathers would view PETA. This is a colossal waste of time and money. It ties up the courts, it clogs the system and costs money. And it fits right in with the way to reform healthcare and rid it of stupid lawsuits: LOSER PAYS!! And I happen to like Shamu!</p>
  • PETA Sues to Declare Orcas “Slaves” Under the 13th Amendment

    10/26/2011 2:16:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 1+ views
    First Things ^ | October 25, 2011 | Wesley J. Smith
    I have been warning anyone who will listen that ”animal standing” is one of the most potentially destructive animal rights agenda items. Animal standing advocates hope to change the law so that animals can sue their owners in their own names, which of course, is a farce since it would really be ideologues bringing cases in pursuit of their own beliefs. Animal standing has supporters in very high places, as in Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s “regulations czar,” who wrote in support of the concept before entering government service. Lawsuits have been brought in the name of a seal, all the...
  • Do SeaWorld's whales have constitutional rights?

    10/26/2011 5:11:02 AM PDT · by South40 · 19 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 10/25/2011 | Lori Weisberg
    SeaWorld's orcas have been illegally enslaved for years and should be freed under the Constitution's 13th amendment, asserts a lawsuit that will be filed Wednesday in San Diego. The legal action, which is being taken by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) following 18 months of preparation, specifically seeks a legal declaration that the five killer whales that perform at SeaWorld's San Diego and Orlando parks are being held as slaves in violation of the 13th amendment's ban on slavery. Further, the lawsuit asks that they eventually be released into their natural habitat under the supervision of...
  • Ingrid Newkirk’s Morbid Mortuary Demands

    10/24/2011 9:23:01 AM PDT · by massmike · 47 replies ^ | 10/24/2011 | n/a
    Ingrid Newkirk — the queen PETA moonbat best known for her morally depraved declaration that “a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy” — may be even more disturbed than we knew. Here’s what she wants done with her body after the Devil has dragged her twisted soul down to hell: a. That the “meat” of my body, or a portion thereof, be used for a human barbecue, to remind the world that the meat of a corpse is all flesh, regardless of whether it comes from a human being or another animal, and that flesh foods...
  • It's Never Too Late To Grant Animals Freedom

    10/21/2011 2:48:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-21-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • At Least Two Dozen Dead in Ohio

    10/19/2011 5:19:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 64 replies
    Zanesville, Ohio, sheriff's deputies armed with assault rifles opened fire on dozens of "mature, very big, aggressive" lions, tigers, cheetahs, wolves, and bears who had escaped from a private menagerie in Ohio after the farm's owner, Terry Thompson, was found dead and the animals' cage doors were left open and fences unsecured. Chimpanzees and orangutans were found locked in cages inside the house. At least 30 animals have been killed, and several more remain at large.Thompson had a long history of brushes with the law and had just completed a one-year sentence on two federal counts of possessing illegal firearms....
  • Another Example Of The Formidable Logic Of PeTA

    09/30/2011 1:45:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-30-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Is this chicken too sexy? PETA thinks so.

    09/30/2011 12:46:27 PM PDT · by fungoking · 42 replies
    Yahoo shine ^ | 09/30/11 | piper Weiss
    <p>The "pin-up" style photo of a raw chicken lounging seductively ran in Wednesday's food section of the New York Times along with a story on the appeal of crispy, savory chicken skin. Now the animal cruelty prevention organization is aiming their laser-beam target at the old gray lady.</p>
  • Newkirk: 'Fishing same as hunting children'

    09/30/2011 7:59:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 75 replies
    Fox News Channel (live, no link) | 9/30/11 | Newkirk
    Ingred Newkirk, founder and president of PeTA, was just interviewed on Fox. The topic was the new PeTA billboard showing a shark eating a human with the legend, "Payback is Hell." No one will put the billboard up. Newkirk went on to explain that humans don't think of "hunting fish" in a way that respects fish. She went on to explain that "putting a hook through the lips of a fish is the same as hooking a dog or a child" but we are not raised to understand this. She then showed a hooked cocker spaniel. She's nuts, but receives...
  • PETA headquarters vandalized with dead fish and crabs

    09/25/2011 3:01:43 PM PDT · by Jonah Hex · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Virginia Pilot ^ | Tim McGlone
    The Norfolk headquarters of People for the Ethical treatment of Animals was vandalized this weekend when someone dumped dead fish and crabs outside the building. PETA employees found the foul mess Sunday. Someone had also smeared fish.
  • Glendale Rose Parade Float Upsets PETA (Fake Elephant Abused)

    08/31/2011 9:38:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 | Connie Tran and Cary Berglund
    The animal rights group PETA is upset over the City of Glendale's Rose Parade float that features an elephant.The city of Glendale will enter into the Tournament of Roses Parade this year for the 99th time. This year, their float features a circus elephant pulling a calliope. But, this year’s float is almost the float that wasn’t. Glendale was faced with tough financial choices earlier this year and decided a luxury like a parade float just wasn’t going to fly. The city told residents that if they wanted to continue their annual participation, they would have to pay. Hefty corporations...
  • Missouri Farm Bureau opposes HSUS-backed measure

    08/28/2011 8:46:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Brownfield ag news ^ | August 8, 2011 | Tom Steever
    The Missouri Farm Bureau opposes an initiative petition being circulated to require a three-fourths vote of the Missouri legislature to change an initiative statute. The initiative petition, known as “Your Vote Counts,” is backed by the Humane Society of the United States, the organization that successfully initiated the so-called puppy mill measure in November. “If we adopt the position of HSUS, the initiative petition will have no ability to correct a mistake and we think that would be a mistake,” said Blake Hurst, president of the Missouri Farm Bureau. The HSUS is using vast financial resources to get on the...
  • Radical animal-rights group PETA launching x-rated porn site

    08/25/2011 2:06:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 24, 2011 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    NORFOLK, Virginia, August 24, 2011 ( – A controversial new porn site by the world’s leading animal rights group could actually feed animal cruelty fetishes, according to one counselor specializing in recovery from porn addiction. Users of PETA’s new site, to be launched this year, will first be presented with pornographic galleries and videos, but shortly after they will be exposed to PETA’s graphic hidden camera investigations of animal mistreatment. “We are working on a XXX site and the content will be graphic — an off-limits video that people won’t expect. This will grab people’s attention and start a discussion...
  • Animal activist rallies showcase continued pressure on agriculture

    08/21/2011 6:12:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    dairy herd ^ | August 18, 2011
    Each summer, animal activists travel across the country to meet and discuss the latest topics of the animal rights movement. This year, animal agriculture was once again the focus. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) hosted its annual Taking Action for Animals Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 15-18, and Farm Animal Rights Movement’s Animal Rights 2011 Conference (AR 2011) was held two weeks later on July 21-25 in Los Angeles. Both events claimed to have “record-breaking” attendance, attracting a combined total of more than 1,600 activists from around the world, ranging in age from 20-60 years old....
  • PETA To Launch Porn Site

    08/20/2011 9:43:55 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 20, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has always known how to use sexual imagery to advance its political agenda. According to Reuters, the animal rights group is planning on taking this further by actually launching a pornographic website: In preparation for a new triple-x Internet domain that will launch in December, lawyers for the most storied brands in the United States are scrambling to prevent an x-rated rip-off of an invaluable asset: corporate Web addresses. The domain operator administering the .xxx domain is accepting early applications from brand owners who want control over their names. ICM Registry says it...
  • Animal rights group hangs sign on butter cow (Iowa State Fair)

    08/15/2011 3:50:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1+ views
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An animal rights group is taking responsibility for hanging a sign on the Iowa State Fair butter cow, saying it represents "humankind's tyranny over defenseless animals."
  • Meat without feet — from a petri dish: Credible or inedible?

    08/02/2011 7:27:48 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/2/2011 | Scott Canon
    He's being bankrolled by an animal rights group to make meat. The molecular biologist is working in a lab at a land-grant university that pulls in millions in grants for its research on livestock. Yet the money backing him pushes the desire to end the use of animals as food.
  • Animal rights activists claim McDonalds firebomb responsibility ( Sweden )

    07/10/2011 8:43:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Local Europe ^ | 10 Jul 11
    The Animal Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for Friday's fire attack at a hamburger restaurant in Gothenburg... In a posting on the animal rights activists website Bite Back Magazine, those allegedly responsible described how they smashed two windows with hammers at the burger restaurant at the Scandinavium Center, poured ten liters of petrol in and set it alight. The posting continued, “We were in a hurry as the sun had risen and it was light outside, so we threw the containers with written ALF-messages on them and some lighted matches into the restaurant and it went up in a big...
  • Animal rights activist pleads guilty to Salt Lake area arsons

    07/06/2011 12:58:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    ksl ^ | July 6th, 2011 | Geoffrey Fattah
    An animal rights activist who burned down a Colorado sheepskin store as well as a leather store and restaurant building in Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday. Walter Edmund Bond, 35, pleaded guilty to felony counts of arson and violence involving animal enterprises. He has already been sentenced to five years in Colorado and could face between five to 20 years for the Utah fires when sentenced Sept. 19. Prosecutor John Huber said the government will argue to make the Colorado and Utah sentences consecutive to one another. "He is unapologetic. He is an unrepentant serial arsonist,"...
  • PETA Uses "Microwave Baby" Case as Billboard Inspiration

    06/23/2011 6:28:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies ^ | June 23, 2011
    SACRAMENTO — A national animal rights group is using a recent Sacramento case about a mother allegedly microwaving her child to death as the inspiration for an ad campaign. PETA released a statement to FOX40 explaining the new billboard “that features the image of a person who is about to pop a pork chop into the microwave next to a picture of a loving mother pig and reads, “Everybody's Somebody's Baby. Go Vegan.’” The group says they are in negotiation with outdoor advertisers to put up this billboard “in the wake of Tuesday’s arrest of a Sacramento woman for allegedly...