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  1. #1 Way to go, PETA! 
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    So, the ethical treatment of animals includes assaulting people, graphic messages and culling poor, hungry, defenseless, cute and fuzzy wittle aminals.
    PETA killed more than 1,600 cats and dogs at its Virginia headquarters last year - almost 90% of the animals handed over to the charity's American shelter | Mail Online

    You know what really gets me? The waste.

    Now, granted, I do not eat cat or dog. But to kill without purpose seems the most unethical of all.

    So, were the remains sent to rendering plants? Burned? Buried?

    Maybe what PETA should have done is just killed half and then fed that meat to the other half.

    Or maybe PETA just needs to go away.


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    Peta, like most organizations, have many different reasons, beliefs and agendas amungst their ranks.

    Killing of so many animals usually falls within 1 of 3 reasons, beliefs and/or agendas for most animal rights organizations.

    1. Practical. It is a bussiness. Not enough funds or profit to take care of that many animals.
    2. Principle. Don't believe anyone should own animals and the more pets they can dispose of the better.
    3. Humane. Put them down because they are sick, suffering or not wanted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzales56 View Post
    1. Practical. It is a bussiness. Not enough funds or profit to take care of that many animals.
    2. Principle. Don't believe anyone should own animals and the more pets they can dispose of the better.
    3. Humane. Put them down because they are sick, suffering or not wanted.
    Where this falls down for PETA doing it is that if we wouldn't kill people for being unwanted etc...
    It's a bit hypocritical...
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    IMO it is more revealing than hypocritical.

    It's the way business works. For animal rights groups like PETA animals bring in the dough.
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    Yes, there are several facets to virtually any NGO or 'charity work' for in fact any and all of these efforts require resources and/or facilities and those who work in their cause usually receive some benefits and or wages. This story reminds me of our own local case involving Trevor the dog.

    Trevor, Whitehorse's infamous dangerous dog, was euthanized over the weekend for health reasons – years after the dog’s saga made national headlines.
    Shelley Cuthbert, the Humane Society Yukon’s president, would not elaborate on what those medical reasons were. She also would not say whether in hindsight, she felt the society would have handled the dog’s case differently.
    "I can’t really speculate if any lessons were learned until such time as we have another case," said Cuthbert.
    Trevor the dog was at the centre of a $45,000 court case in 2009 – a cost paid by the City of Whitehorse. Cuthbert could not say what the dog's overall care cost the society.
    The city wanted the dog euthanized because the Rottweiler-shepherd cross was deemed dangerous after some reported attacks on people.
    But the Humane Society Yukon rescued the dog from death row by challenging that decision. The society said it would try to find a suitable home for Trevor. It was not able to do so, despite several offers, and ended up using its resources to care for the un-adoptable dog.
    In my observation, it is frequently easier to raise public money for cute furry critters in need than it is for homeless and suffering humans. I wonder what that says about our empathy (or lack thereof) for our own species?

    Dangerous Whitehorse dog euthanized for health reasons - North - CBC News

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Trevor+the+dog%2C+whitehorse&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a


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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Trevor, Whitehorse's infamous dangerous dog, was euthanized over the weekend for health reasons – years after the dog’s saga made national headlines.
    Shelley Cuthbert, the Humane Society Yukon’s president, would not elaborate on what those medical reasons were. She also would not say whether in hindsight, she felt the society would have handled the dog’s case differently.
    "I can’t really speculate if any lessons were learned until such time as we have another case," said Cuthbert.

    What a ridiculous statement. This woman should be fired. She is saying they won't set a policy, they will just react emotionally again to the next incident.
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    Yes, I'm sure that 90% was dangerous.
    Even if that massive majority was- it was Peta that killed 'em. Outstanding, the costs were too high or whatever 'reasonable' excuse- Peta treated them like animals to be culled...
    after throwing blood on people...
    making shock and awe campaigns...
    targeting children with gory pamphlets...
    ...and our favorite Peta nonsense-- SEA KITTENS!
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    So, were the remains sent to rendering plants? Burned? Buried?
    They usually cremate the remains, at least that's what they did at one Humane Society I worked for long ago.

    Most animals that were brought in were just running loose on the streets of a major city and had no one feeding them or caring for them. They would probably have been either run over , abused or died of starvation if they weren't picked up by the county. So you either get people to stop letting their "pets" run freely to get others pets pregnant or spay and neuter them before letting them roam freely outdoors. It is the peoples fault for so many homeless animals and only education and media awareness can help overcome this tragic situation.
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    Homeless animals...?


    Ok look, folks. I understand all the reasons given for euthanasia.
    It's not about the euthanasia (although it does bother me, I see necessity, at times).

    It's about the fact that it was PETA that did it.
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    I feel better now, knowing that PETA made the same decisions I had to make. I once had two cats, now I have none. One had a digestive tract disorder and the other was attacked by two German Shepherds. In each case the vet said she could operate with no guarantee for success but at the tune of a $1000. I opted for $250 euthanasia bargain. Since then a lot of people I talk with have indicated similar experiences....a thousand bucks or death. I would imagine vets throw their lot in with PETA but I can't say if it's unanimous.
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    Again... 90%.

    PETA. The folks who throw blood on people...

    Oh never mind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Again... 90%.

    PETA. The folks who throw blood on people...

    Oh never mind...
    I'm having steak tonight.
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    PETA often seems to be the wrong people doing the wrong thing for the right reason.
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    I am surprised it is only 90% to be honest. There is money lost in taking care of animals.

    The money to be had is in acting like animal rights groups care about animals, the money is in exploiting animals, its in propaganda. I understand business, I understand why companies give to charities or take on "causes", it's to make money. PETA has a good hustle going, and I don't blame them for it.

    I just do not fool myself into believing a word any company says concerning their stated goals and/or objectives unless those stated goals and/or objectives are to make money.
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