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  • The meat paradox

    10/11/2016 2:52:46 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 107 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/11/2016 | University of Oslo
    When we eat beef, chicken wings, hot dogs or spaghetti bolognese, we do it in denial. Already by referring to what we eat as "beef" instead of "cow," we have created a distance between our food and an animal with abilities to think and feel. The meat paradox "The presentation of meat by the industry influences our willingness to eat it. Our appetite is affected both by what we call the dish we eat and how the meat is presented to us," says Jonas R. Kunst, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Psychology, University of Oslo. Kunst and his...
  • Terrified turkeys to fall from sky again

    10/05/2016 8:56:11 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 28 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | 10/5/16 | Brantly
    Bill Bowden reported in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette this morning that they'll be dropping live turkeys out of an airplane over Yellville again this Friday and Saturday at Yellville's Turkey Trot Festival. The FAA said it doesn't get into animal cruelty issues (and you can be sure the local prosecutor has been bullied to silence by the locals on the issue). As long as the pilot, Mountain View pharmacist Dana Woods, doesn't drop turkeys over a crowd, the regulators say there's nothing they can do. Woods has been smirking about this cruel practice for years as the Phantom Pilot. There was...
  • PETA Is Going After Hallmark for Its Chimpanzee Greetings Cards

    09/30/2016 4:33:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 30, 2016
    PETA is going after Hallmark for selling cards that it says are harmful to primates. The animal rights organization has sent a letter to the greeting card maker requesting that it stop selling cards that feature chimpanzees, especially those in which the animals are dressed up in costumes and wigs. PETA cited famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall in saying that the “smiles” you see coming from the chimpanzees on those cards are actually expressions of fear. “No chimpanzee should be forced into a costume and scared to death for a birthday card,” PETA primatologist Julia Gallucci stated in a press...
  • Rutgers law professors say pets are 'animal slaves,' argue domestication is form of torture

    09/24/2016 7:51:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 112 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    They wrote that in a fair and just world, “there would be no pets at all, no fields full of sheep, and no barns full of pigs, cows and egg-laying hens. There would be no aquaria and no zoos.” “If animals matter morally, we must recalibrate all aspects of our relationship with them. The issue we must confront is not whether our exploitation of them is ‘humane’ — with all of the concomitant tinkering with the practices of animal-use industries — but rather whether we can justify using them at all,” they concluded.
  • PETA's anti-fishing video is absurd

    08/11/2016 5:30:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/11/2016 | J Males
    Just when some of the statements coming out of PETA start to sound credible and well researched, this anti-fishing video pops up! The only reason this video is getting shared in this post is to show you guys how absurd it is. Anyone that is familiar with fishing will tell you that this anti-fishing video is an exaggerated and overly propagated piece of garbage. I am sorry to have to put it so bluntly. I can only get about 10 seconds into that thing without laughing. However, let me clarify a few things. There are lot of principles and statements...
  • VIDEO: Hillary panics after protesters shout near Las Vegas rally stage

    08/04/2016 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 225 replies
    American Mirror ^ | August 4, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    There was a distinct look of fear on Hillary Clinton’s face as animal rights protesters held up a large banner and yelled near her rally stage in Las Vegas today while the candidate spoke. Secret Service agents sprang into action, with one putting his arm around Clinton. “You’re okay,” he could be heard saying on the hot mic. “Keep talking,” he said as she stood in silence. “We’ll handle it. We’re not going anywhere,” he said. “Keep talking.” “Okay, we’ll keep talking,” Clinton told the audience. She then said the protesters were actually there to focus on Donald Trump. “Apparently...
  • Surfers want to kill a three-metre bronze whaler shark which has been menacing

    08/01/2016 3:47:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1 August 2016 | Steven Trask
    A three-metre shark that has been menacing a popular stretch of surf in Western Australia should be culled before someone is killed, local surfers say. The bronze whaler shark has lingered at Perth's Trigg Point beach for six weeks and had chased beachgoers into shore at least three times, surfers said. 'I don't particularly condone killing anything but this shark has been freaking people out in our neighbourhood for the better part of two months', surfer Glen Buckey told the West Australian.
  • Animal Rights Protesters Jump Barricade, Interrupt Sanders Rally in Oakland

    05/31/2016 12:22:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/31 | Kristofer Noceda, Pete Suratos and Lisa Fernandez
    Video appears to show the Secret Service strike one of the barricade jumpers with a night stickAnimal rights protesters jumped barricades at a Bernie Sanders rally late Monday in Oakland, California, accusing the candidate of falling short in his efforts to fight "factory farming." The Democratic presidential hopeful was addressing supporters at Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall when five people in their 20s and 30s hopped over barricades and attempted to rush the podium before Secret Service agents escorted them away. Agents also surrounded Sanders. The group identified itself as the Bay Area-based "Direct Action Everywhere," or DXE. Spokesman...
  • The Politics of the Gorilla Story

    05/31/2016 12:35:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 67 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-31-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're gonna get to the gorilla business. That's easily explained, too. Folks, you remember when the two fish, what kind of fish were they, I keep thinking dolphins or porpoises, way back in the nineties, a couple of them got caught in sea ice, way far north of where they should have been, and the whole country became captivated with, will they find their way out? What can we do? Can we cut holes in the ice so that the porpoise, the dolphins, whatever they were, can we guide them out? Can we do something? Can we...
  • New administration rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms

    05/05/2016 3:25:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-4-16
    The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. Under the plan announced Wednesday, companies could kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without penalty -- nearly four times the current limit. Golden eagles could only be killed if companies take steps to minimize the losses, for instance, by retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of electrocution. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe said the proposal will "provide a...
  • Fresh off SeaWorld victory, animal rights groups take aim at zoos, circuses and maybe your pet

    04/26/2016 9:05:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2016 | Greg Norman
    Fresh off a victory over SeaWorld and its controversial orca program, animal rights groups are zeroing in on zoos, aquariums and circuses -- and one prominent expert warns your dog and cat could be next. A well-funded coalition of nonprofits finally broke SeaWorld, when the theme park chain announced in March it would phase out its popular killer whale program. Now the groups smell blood in the water – and on land. “The tide is turning against SeaWorld and other aquariums and zoos,” Ashley Bryne, a campaign specialist at PETA, told FoxNews.com. “I think this is a sign of what’s...
  • The struggle is real...[cat pic for awareness]

    04/25/2016 12:35:49 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 45 replies
    Imgur ^ | April 24, 2016 | IfIthoughtyoumatteredIwouldntignoreyou
    The struggle is real... by IfIthoughtyoumatteredIwouldntignoreyou · 1 day ago 1,080 points 95,577 views
  • Ostrich hit by car after activists 'free' it from circus

    04/20/2016 1:39:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | April 20, 2016
    An ostrich at a circus in Munich was hit by a car and died shortly after animal rights activists opened its cage.It was around 9pm on Monday evening when as yet unknown people snuck onto the land that Kaiser Circus - along with its 80 animals - was encamped on.. Finding a trailer where the ostriches Nala and Zawo were held along with a goose called Fred, the culprits managed to unscrew the hinges and open the door. The animals then escaped and ran out into the night, according to local police.
  • PETA to White House: Don't use real eggs at Easter Egg Roll

    03/24/2016 7:26:47 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/16 | Judy Kurtz
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is appealing to President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama to “hatch a new tradition” at the White House Easter Egg Roll — by doing away with the chicken eggs used as part of the festivities. “Instead of using hard-boiled chicken eggs — which took chickens 34 hours to lay and which are slated for use in this year’s egg roll, egg hunt, and egg decorating station — will you please accept a donation of plastic eggs and ceramic EggNots for use in the event or just switch to them?” the animal...
  • Tigers BOILED UP to make wine: Animals starve to death in rusty cages in China for aphrodisiac [tr]

    03/18/2016 6:17:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2016 | George Knowles
    Thousands of tigers are dying in wretched conditions on farms masquerading as wildlife parks to feed a booming multi-million dollar business in China for wine made with their bones, a MailOnline investigation reveals. Newly-wealthy Chinese customers who cling to the traditional belief that tiger bone wine makes you stronger and peps up your sex life are paying up to £400 a bottle and driving a phenomenal growth in tiger farming.
  • Snowmachiner says he killed Iditarod dog while driving drunk

    03/12/2016 1:29:41 PM PST · by skeptoid · 38 replies
    Anchorage Dispatch News ^ | March 12, 2016 | Suzanna Caldwell
    Iditarod officials said a snowmachine attack on two top Iditarod teams has left one dog dead and several injured. Two Rivers musher Aliy Zirkle and Denali Park’s Jeff King reported a snowmachiner repeatedly attempted to harm their dog teams as they traveled to the Yukon River checkpoint of Nulato early Saturday morning. King’s team was struck, according to a press release from the Iditarod Trail Committee, resulting in the death of 3-year-old Nash and non-life threatening injuries to two others: 2-year-old Banjo and 3-year-old Crosby. A dog in Zirkle’s team also received a non-life threatening injury. The dog was not...
  • PETA Pushes Tesla to Offer Vegan Interior on Model X SUV

    01/14/2016 2:47:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/14 | Tamara Palmer
    A kinder, gentler car has debuted in Palo Alto. Tesla Motors has made vegan interiors (seats, steering wheels and gear shifts) an option on its new, falcon-winged electric Model X SUV thanks to the urging of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a company shareholder. "By offering a 100 percent leather-free car, Tesla is pushing its eco-friendly business even further into the future," PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement. "PETA can now point to Tesla as a source for top-quality vehicles whose cruelty-free seats are as kind to the environment as its engines are." New...
  • Judge Rules Monkey Cannot Own Selfie Photos

    01/07/2016 12:13:45 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    eurasiareview.com ^ | 1/7/16 | Mina
    A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Judge William Orrick said in a tentative ruling in federal court in San Francisco that "while Congress and the president can extend the protection of law to animals as well as humans, there is no indication that they did so in the Copyright Act."
  • Church removes Facebook post of nun with trophy deer after anti-hunting activists take offense

    12/08/2015 1:37:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2015
    A Roman Catholic diocese has taken down the Facebook photo of a nun with a 10-point buck she bagged after the posting drew criticism, some of it vulgar, by anti-hunting and animal rights activists, the diocese said.
  • Family Suing PETA After Employee Stole, Euthanized Dog

    11/25/2015 9:09:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Trent Baker
    A Virginia family whose dog was euthanized by PETA last year is suing the animal rights group for up to $9 million, according to a report by KXAN. The Zarate family's home surveillance video captured their pet chihuahua, Maya, being taken in October 2014. PETA later admitted that their former employee did make a "tragic mistake" by euthanizing Maya without the family's permission. ...
  • ‘Hannibal,’ PETA Warn People Eating Turkey for Thanksgiving Are Cannibals

    11/25/2015 7:27:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 24, 2015 | 10:49 AM EST | Katie Yoder
    PETA and Hannibal are urging Americans to go vegetarian this Thanksgiving by comparing turkey to human flesh. It used to be the joke that a Puritan (aka Pilgrim) was someone who lay awake at night worrying that someone, somewhere, was having a good time. There aren't many Puritans around these days. Instead, we have the joyless scolds at PETA, and some of their not-so-bright Hollywood pals, trying to ruin the holiday the Pilgrims originated. Just in time for Thanksgiving, creator Bryan Fuller and star Gillian Anderson of NBC's cannibal-themed show Hannibal joined forces with PETA to produce an ad against...
  • To Oregon girl recovering from plague, PETA says make this a 'lesson in empathy'

    10/31/2015 10:47:11 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 33 replies
    OregonLive ^ | October 30, 2015 | Nuran Alteir
    To the girl recovering from bubonic plague, PETA had some words of advice: Make this experience a "lesson in empathy." People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced Friday that it would be sending a "care package" to the teen who contracted the bubonic plague during a hunting trip in Morrow County. That package includes a letter that asks her to "consider permanently laying down your weapons and vowing never to attempt to harm and kill another living being again."
  • This Horrific Video of Animal Cruelty Led to the Shutdown of a French Slaughterhouse

    10/28/2015 9:49:34 AM PDT · by rey · 10 replies
    Vice News ^ | 28 Oct 2015
    The mayor of the southern French town of Alès has shut down operations at a local slaughterhouse following the release of a video showing the mistreatment of animals inside the facility. The secretly shot footage, which was released Wednesday by animal rights group L214, shows animals regaining consciousness while they are being slaughtered. The graphic video shows animals having their throats slit, being bled while hanging by one leg or being left to bleed to death on the slaughterhouse floor. "A person who had access to the slaughterhouse contacted us, knowing that we had already looked into this matter," explained...
  • TWEET: Man Plays Hilarious Joke On PETA… But PETA’s Clueless Reaction Made It Go Viral

    10/24/2015 11:01:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    t’s widely known that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is nothing more than a complete joke. While some of their members undoubtedly have good intentions, they are widely ridiculed around the globe for being silly and, well, gullible. Most recently, Bar Stool Sports reported that PETA got pranked by a Twitter user, and their response proved just how ridiculous they often are. You’d have to be really dense actually think this guy was being serious: And PETA thought he was serious. Baby bears. In Chicago. Being slaughtered by New Yorkers. You do the math. PETA has since taken...
  • All-star group sings ‘Love Song to the Earth’ at DC climate rally, draws 199,800 fewer than expected

    09/26/2015 3:24:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | September 24, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy reported, among those greeting Pope Francis in Washington, D.C., this morning were a group of PETA protesters dressed as nuns, some with beards and some walking on stilts — classy as always. The group was part of the Pope Francis Moral Action on Climate Justice Rally on the National Mall, which also attracted other “green” groups such as Greenpeace, the Earth Day Network, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club. Marc Morano of Climate Depot reports that organizers of the rally obtained a permit in August for 200,000 people, while liberal website ThinkProgress today reported that the...
  • A Pretender Tells the Truth on Pop-Music Prostitutes

    09/13/2015 2:48:08 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 46 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 9/13/15 | Trevor Thomas
    What a sad indictment on our culture that a twice-divorced Vaishnava, PETA loving vegetarian rock-and-roller who once tried to convince the drug-addicted lead singer of the Sex Pistols to marry her, is now a voice of reason when it comes to the hyper-sexed nature of modern pop music.
  • PETA: Bear Grylls’s show ‘last place’ for President Obama to be seen

    08/31/2015 1:50:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 31, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is blasting President Obama’s planned appearance on “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” calling the NBC series one of Grylls’s “demeaning,” “sexist,” and “disgusting” shows. [Snip] “This internationally condemned program, on which women have been bullied into slitting a baby pig's throat and eating a mouse soaked in urine, is the last place for the 44th president to be seen,” PETA’s Newkirk said.
  • The Necessity of Hunting

    08/20/2015 2:27:58 PM PDT · by Plainsman · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2015 | Theodore Roosevelt IV
    The Spanish philosopher, Jose Ortega y Gasset, wrote: “One does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted.” For the best among us, hunting is a devotional activity. It is about complete immersion in our humanity; it is about the long trek of evolution; it is the heartbeat of our species; it is our souls, for lack of a better word. But not one of the best hunters among this tribe of sportsmen would continue if we were not also serving conservation and the very animals whom we hunt. Cecil the Lion...
  • Animal rights activist beaten with duck in Spain

    08/20/2015 8:33:26 AM PDT · by plain talk · 68 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 20, 2015 | Yahoo News
    An animal rights activist was beaten with a duck by a Spanish woman defending one of the country's most bizarre and controversial festival traditions. The man was whacked with the bird while he filmed the annual "duck chase" in the Catalonian seaside town of Roses, where every August ducks are thrown into the Mediterranean and then caught and brought back to the shore by swimmers. "Continue, continue. Continue to abuse, I am filming you. A little bit of empathy for the animals. They also have a life, like your children or your family," the man who was filming can be...
  • Cruelty To Animals, Exposed

    08/09/2015 11:05:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    If you like eating meat, information is not always your friend. In recent years, practices at large facilities that turn livestock into food have been exposed to public view, and the public often doesn't like what it sees. The companies that confine pregnant sows in tiny stalls or scald chickens to death don't publicize these practices. Slaughterhouses where cattle are sometimes dismembered alive don't offer guided tours. To see what goes on in the worst operations, most of us have to rely on activists who covertly record inside and put videos online. Organizations like the Humane Society of the United...
  • Peta vs. Planned Parenthood.

    08/05/2015 3:01:22 PM PDT · by Fhios · 12 replies
    8/5/2015 | Vanity
    How come we never hear Peta protest against abortion? Where is Peta's protests against cruelty to unborn mammals? Particularly now. How come journalists aren't creating news and controversy for Peta vs PP?
  • Why criticizing ethical vegans and animal rights activists will soon become a hate crime.

    08/02/2015 11:10:33 PM PDT · by bigdcaldavis · 19 replies
    DC: Infowarrior ^ | June 2, 2015 | DC: Infowarrior
    As many of you know, so-called “fat pride” activists have launched an all-out attack on anybody who advocates fitness, erects billboards promoting health and fitness, or merely asks why there is an obesity epidemic by labeling any dissenting viewpoints on obesity as “hate speech” and even reporting obesity skeptics to police for “hate crimes.” Now I have learned that there is a possibility that ethical vegans – vegans who convert to veganism not for health reasons, but for animal rights reasons – will take a cue from the fat pride activists and have any dissenting viewpoints on ethical veganism and...
  • What animal lovers will hate about the new Dr. Seuss book

    07/28/2015 7:13:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rene Lynch
    The new Dr. Seuss book "What Pet Should I Get?" is about two children who go to a pet store to buy a pet. That was a commonplace event back in the 1950s or early 1960s, when Dr. Seuss is believed to have written the long-lost book, but it's discouraged today. Which is why the new book comes with a remarkable addendum: A publisher's note urging children to walk on by the pet store and adopt from an animal shelter. But animal rights activist Ingrid Newkirk, the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said it's not enough...
  • Fla. landscaper sentenced for mowing over ducklings

    07/27/2015 9:57:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 72 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 27, 2015 | CRIMESIDER STAFF
    A Florida landscaper was sentenced to a year in jail on Friday after he intentionally ran over a family of ducks with a lawn mower in May, reports CBS affiliate WTSP. Jason Falbo, 24, pleaded guilty to nine counts of animal cruelty. Authorities say he mowed down 11 ducklings and their mother May 2 at the home of a family caring for them in Wellington. Police say nine ducklings died. The mother and two ducklings survived.
  • Animal-Rights Activists Free 5,740 Mink in Cross-Country Crime Spree

    07/26/2015 9:12:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    nymag.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Chas Danner
    The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has arrested two animal-rights activists after they spent half a year driving 40,000 miles around the U.S., raiding fur farms, and releasing about 5,740 mink into the wild. According to the Associated Press, in addition to freeing the mink (and one bobcat), Joseph Buddenberg, 31, and Nicole Kissane, 28, allegedly slashed tires, smashed windows, glued door locks, vandalized businesses using caustic acid, and even tried to flood a fur industry employee’s home.
  • SeaWorld employee posed undercover as animal activist for years, PETA says...

    07/15/2015 9:05:51 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 14 replies
    mashable.com and Bloomberg ^ | July 14, 2015 | Chris Palmeri
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, is claiming that SeaWorld planted a spy among its ranks in the theme park's ongoing battle with the animal rights group. In a twist of cloak-and-dagger intrigue, PETA believes that an activist going by the name of Thomas Jones is actually a SeaWorld human resources employee named Paul McComb, who was sent by the marine theme park to rabble-rouse and send back information on protests over the past three years.
  • Professor’s Manifesto: Vegans Must Illegally Overthrow Society to Save the World

    07/09/2015 7:41:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    NationalReview ^ | July 9, 2015
    Professor’s Manifesto: Vegans Must Illegally Overthrow Society to Save the World by KATHERINE TIMPF July 9, 2015 A professor at the University of Texas at El Paso wrote a manifesto saying that animal-rights activists must rise up and commit “illegal raids” and “sabotage attacks” in order to save the world from a “mass extinction.” In a 2009 piece for the Animal Liberation Front titled “Manifesto for Radical Abolitionism: Total Liberation By Any Means Necessary,” associate professor of philosophy Steven Best says that groups like PETA are just not radical or progressive enough. After all, they work with corporations (boo!) “in...
  • Feds Inspect Fla. Monkey Farm at PETA's Behest

    06/01/2015 8:26:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating a monkey breeding facility in southwest Florida after an animal welfare group said an undercover worker found sick and injured monkeys living in inhumane and unsanitary conditions. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a video Monday purporting to show conditions at Primate Products Inc. in Hendry County. PETA spokesman Dan Paden said the video was taken by a PETA employee who was hired to work undercover at the facility. PETA first gave the video exclusively to The Associated Press. After meeting with PETA, inspectors from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health...
  • New PETA Ad About Importance of Animal Life Shows Them Killing Fish

    05/17/2015 9:43:58 AM PDT · by rightistight · 13 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/17/15 | Aurelius
    PETA2, a branch of PETA aimed at young adults and teens, posted a new ad on May 13. The ad features several young animals, including a calf, piglet, and chick. The ad reads, "EVERY LIFE HAS WORTH." Unfortunately, the ad also features a fish. Not a fish in water, but a small fish being suffocated because it is being held in the air: Underneath the picture reads, "They are precious lives, not meals." Perhaps PETA's knowledge about what fish need to survive needs to be refreshed.
  • Harding Charter Preparatory High School Students Use Dead Cats In Bizarre 'Dance' Video (GREAT VID)

    05/13/2015 8:55:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 45 replies
    Huffpo ^ | 5/3/15 | Ed Mazza
    Animal rights activists are blasting a top-ranked Oklahoma charter school after its students were seen on video using dead cats to act out dance moves, set to the jingle used in commercials for Meow Mix cat food.
  • In Desperation, Afghan Women Turn To PETA

    05/10/2015 8:08:24 AM PDT · by rey · 9 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 10 May 2015 | Duffleblog
    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Afghanistan’s leading government organization for women has announced plans to abandon their struggle for women’s equality in Afghanistan and said they merely hope to be treated with the same basic dignity given to animals. Dr. Husn Banu Ghazanfar, Afghanistan’s Minister of Women’s Affairs since 2006, has announced that her ministry will formally disband next month and turn over all women’s issues in the country to the Afghan chapter of the group the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. “In a bow to reality, we have given up all hope of gender equality and merely wish to...
  • 10 Organizations That Want To Stop You From Hunting

    04/30/2015 3:46:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-04-30 | Barbara Baird
    I stopped dead in my tracks from the mailbox to the house as I flipped through mail I had retrieved. There it lay, on a birthday card from my sister.What in the world? She had stuck a little return address sticker in the left-hand corner of the envelope, with one of the worst four-letter words in the world on it: PETA. I flipped the envelope over. It got worse. Another PETA puppy sticker seared me right between the eyes.I called my sis and asked what the Sam blazes did she mean, signing up for PETA? Her answer? “Oh, I got...
  • PETA slams Al Gore for ‘hypocrisy and sheer laziness’ for not limiting festival food to vegan only

    04/26/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 26, 2015 | Kyle Blaine
    PETA is demanding to know: Why won’t Al Gore’s climate change music festival go vegan? On stage at Davos this year, Gore and Pharrell Williams announced the return of the Live Earth music festival — a concert series meant to raise awareness of climate change. And now the animal rights group is demanding each of the concerts exclusively serve vegan products, arguing that Gore’s own group touts the benefits of giving up meat to reduce greenhouse gas production. In a series of emails obtained by BuzzFeed News, representatives from PETA repeatedly ask Live Earth’s organizers if they plan to serve...
  • Clowns Brawl w/(Animal Rights) Protesters Under Circus Big Top in San Bernardino

    04/19/2015 2:26:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | April 18, 2015 | Michael Larkin
    Clowns Brawl With Protesters Under Circus Big Top in San Bernardino • Hundreds of spectators watched the fight break out when workers allegedly tried to stop the activists from forcing their way inside Clowns brawled with animal rights protesters under a circus big top in San Bernardino Friday night, witnesses say. Hundreds of spectators watched the fight break out when workers allegedly tried to stop the activists from forcing their way inside after the Ramos Bros. Circus show began. Two protestors were arrested following the melee, while two circus employees were injured when the fight broke out at 8:08 p.m.,...
  • The National Sheriffs Association and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS/PETA)

    04/17/2015 6:56:59 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 2 replies
    National Sheriffs Association Web Site ^ | 17 April 2015 | R. Weaver
    NSA's [National Sheriffs Association] Partnership with the Humane Society of the United States NSA would like to respond to a recent email message you may have received regarding the National Sheriffs’ Association’s partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Please be advised we have looked into the writer’s allegations against the Humane Society and have found them to be misleading and inaccurate. The lawsuit described in the email began in the early 2000s and recently reached a settlement after 14 years in the legal system. The HSUS was named in the settlement described because they merged with...
  • Greenfield: The Left's War on Horses

    03/13/2014 11:38:20 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 The Left's War on Horses Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog At Grand Army Plaza, beneath the golden equestrian statue of General Sherman, the horses stand, lazily flicking their ears, tasting the grit of 59th street and occasionally glancing about as a yellow taxi driven by an angry Pakistani wheels around past the Plaza Hotel, brakes squealing, an Al Qaeda friendly Nasheed or a little  Atif Aslam, either sounding more unpleasant than the brakes, blaring through the open window. Feathered plumes, scarlet red, sapphire blue, electric purple, matching the colors of the plush...
  • Finding Nemo at SeaWorld

    04/06/2015 5:37:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    In Finding Nemo, a whale helps a clownfish find his son; at SeaWorld, killer whales helped me dismantle PETA’s lies. Last week, I had the opportunity to tour SeaWorld Orlando behind-the-scenes. I observed how the theme park’s animals are trained, treated, rescued, rehabilitated and—in over 25,000 cases so far—returned to the ocean. On my first day, I had the pleasure of meeting four-month-old “Tenacious,” a petite Gentoo penguin, who let me pet her silky head. I also met “Jasper,” a four-year-old female penguin who is so friendly that she has a following of super-fans who regularly seek her out at...
  • PETA President: Women are Pretty Much Chickens

    03/10/2015 7:12:38 AM PDT · by rightistight · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/10/15 | Aurelius
    PETA is equating women to chickens in their latest article on their website. The piece, called “Do Women Make Better Animal Rights Activists,” argues that women make better advocates for animals than men and that women share certain traits with animals. The article explains that men are often told to hide their emotions, giving women the ability to voice their concerns more profusely than men. And women should, because they are very similar to chickens and other animals. “Having been subjected to discrimination, oppression, and violence throughout the ages simply because of their gender,” the piece explains, “women can easily...
  • Ringling Bros. is getting rid of elephants [ 8^( ]

    03/05/2015 6:41:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    NY POST ^ | 03-05-2015 | By David K. Li
    The nation’s leading big top act – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – will phase out elephants by 2018, succumbing to years of pressure from animal rights activists. The Associated Press reported that Ringling Bros. circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, will have its stable of 43 pachyderms live out their days at the 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida.
  • Heather Mills Comes Clean: Love, Marriage, Divorce, Wings, Yoko, and More

    01/28/2015 1:31:03 PM PST · by wbarmy · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Wendy Geller
    Excerpt, Few celebrities have weathered as many extreme ups and downs as Heather Mills. On one hand, the ex-Mrs. Paul McCartney is known by such tags as “Mucca” or “the most hated woman in Britain”; on the other hand, she has managed to carve out a wide-ranging career including lauded charity work, stints on reality TV, and Alpine ski racing — Mills, who lost her lower leg in an 1993 accident, is a multi-medalist for the British Paralympic ski team. Still, the 47-year-old’s acrimonious 2008 divorce with the Beatle has remained, publicly at least, the centerpiece of her life. In...