Skip to comments.PETA employees charged with animal cruelty and illegally dumping dead animals
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.
""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?
Let's save these atricle headlines and pictures, and do a little circus Freep of our own!
PETA - Physically Endangering Tame Animals!
Who wants to bet that Adria Hinkle is back on the PETA payroll after all of this blows over.
"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.
This isn't the half of it.
PETA. Hypocritical, bigoted, lying, frauds.
Except that she's more bald than Janine.
You mean you don't think she'll get the death penalty?
Are these two animal killers, twins?
|Year||Received||Adopted||Killed||Transferred||% Killed||% Adopted|
* figures represent the second half of 1998 only
other than spay/neuter animals
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.
"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?
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.
"PETA said it's launched its own investigation."
Du lieber Himmel! The Gestapo is investigating the Fuhrer.
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