2009 Highlights: Pierced, tattooed PETA vegans 'drove me to kill my cat'

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Virginian resident Lydia Netzer has told the Washington Post she has killed her cat after fearing the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) would take him instead.

Lydia Netzer, who unfortunately lives next door to PETA's Norfolk head office office, says she put 'Hoity' the cat down, after months of lectures from her neighbors about letting him outside.

In the end she feared PETA would take him.

“Every time a new intern moved in, they would come over and say they needed to talk to me about the dangers of cats living outside," said Ms Netzer.

"I would have this parade of pierced, tattooed vegans at my door.”

However Netzer says that her cat would go insane when she tried to keep him indoors but the lobby wouldn't listen.

Better she did it we suppose than PETA.

(original post here)


2009 Highlights: PETA chicken dance drama

Monday, December 28, 2009

A recent attempt by a bunch of car racing fans to set a world-record for the largest group 'chicken dance' has met a killjoy hurdle: a letter by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent to the Guinness World Records insisting the attempt be declared invalid.

Around 125,000 people gathered at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama on Sunday in an effort to beat the previous record set of 72,000 people in 1996. The dance involves the use of hands to form a chicken beak, arms to flap wings and hands and arms to make a tail feather.

But the attempt has turned sour after the vegan pressure group wrote to Guinness and demanded the attempt be rejected because the sponsor of the event was Kentucky Fried Chicken.

The letter read in part:

Dear Mr. Glenday,

On behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and our more than 2 million members and supporters worldwide, I am writing regarding the upcoming attempt by fast-food giant KFC to set the record for the largest group“chicken dance” at Talladega Superspeedway. In the past, Guinness has rightly stated that it will “not accept records based on the killing or harming of animals.”

"I urge you to go a step further and refuse to accept any records from companies that have refused to adopt even modest humane reforms that would reduce the needless suffering of animals killed for their fast-food restaurants."

In a win for common sense however Guinness calmly replied: "Recognizing a mass participation record for the most people doing the Chicken Dance is completely separate to any issue of animal cruelty".

(Original post including footage of the chicken dance here)

Best comment from original post: 'The Chicken Dance has nothing to do with animal cruelty. It is an affront to HUMAN dignity, and that is why it should be banned'.


2009 Highlights: PETA member 'dream home' horror

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Connecticut based member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has spoken out about her despair after she realised the 'dream property' she was about to purchase was on a street named Roast Meat Hill Road.

PETA member Joan Hinchcliffe purchased the small farm several years ago in Killingworth Middlesex County but was horrified when she learned of the street's name.

"I considered not buying it," Hinchcliffe said. "But we wanted our horses, and it was an affordable farm, so here we are on Roast Meat Hill Road. I wish it was called Cucumber Hill."

The vegetarian to this day has still not come to terms with the street name.

"It goes beyond dislike; I despise it...I hate it to this day and try never to tell anyone where I live."

(Original post here)


PETA India turns ten - meat consumption rises

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pressure group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) celebrated its 10th anniversary in India last week, against a backdrop of rising meat consumption in the country.

A self-congratulatory 'gala' event was held recently with a handful of Bollywood faces attending.

But amidst the vegan cheer and unhealthful sanctimony one fact appears to have slipped under the radar: the country's meat consumption has been rising for years.

According to a Dehli-based 'consumer profiler' as of 2007 meat consumption has been growing at about 4.8% pa, with poultry topping the list as consumer favorite.

If this trend continues, PETA India's 20th birthday could coincide with a meat consumption rise to nearly 10% pa.


Pastor peeved at PETA the grinch

Monday, December 21, 2009

A pastor at the Morningside Presbyterian Church in Iowa has slammed animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for trying to grinch the Christmas spirit.

In a letter to the Sioux City Journal
the killjoy group complained about the churches annual nativity scene that portrays Mary and Joseph alongside live sheep, llamas and donkeys.

Jennifer O'Connor from the lobby made the blanket claim that using animals in seasonal displays is 'stressful and frightening' for the animals and 'at odds with Christian values'.

But the
Reverand John Pehrson from the Westminster Presbyterian Church has ridiculed the notion, saying that the animals are on display for a mere two hours and that no mistreatment takes place.

'Live animals are simply tied up there, and they're given hay to munch on,' he said. 'There's no mistreatment of animals taking place'.

The Pastor then curtly told the group to 'get over it'.


Indolent PETA watch

Thursday, December 17, 2009

This site is going into 'leisurely mode' over the festive season.

Postings will be less frequent than usual.


PETA cash pleas 'relentless'

A PETA subscriber has told this site that in the lead up to this years festive season the animal rights group's pleas for cash have been 'relentless'.

The subscriber has received seven separate emails within the space of a few weeks asking for money.

PETA has a donated annual budget of over US$30 million, which it uses in controversial ways to market the idea that all humans should be vegan.

Check out some of the questionable ways the group uses its donated cash.


Singer PINK bewildered by royalty snub

Monday, December 14, 2009

Pop singer and PETA activist Pink is annoyed after sending lecturing letters to members of Britain's royal family and not receiving a reply.

The singer has lashed out at Prince William for ignoring her anger about his penchant for fox hunting and taken a swipe at the Queen for ignoring her demand to not use bearskin for her guards' hats.

The singer told Q magazine, 'I wrote to him (William) to protest about foxhunting and I figured he would be this stuffy, privileged a**hole. But he's like a redneck from the south....'

The singer was perplexed when the Queen declined to respond to another letter she sent.

'To be truthful I was really surprised I didn't get a reply to that one. I wasn't just writing in and complaining, and it certainly was not a publicity stunt. I actually proposed a plan. Stella McCartney had designed these replacement hats for the guards using fake fur. I felt we were solving the problem for her and offering a viable solution.'

Pink in the past has assumed a vocal role as animal husbandry specialist, only to back-track when supplied with actual facts on the issue at stake.


PETA slams 'cruel' Aussies

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vegan cult People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has taken yet another swipe at Aussies by claiming Australia is cruel to its animals and that this cruelty 'takes many forms'.

The bizarre claim has been made against the backdrop of the recent filming of British reality show 'I'm a celebrity get me out of here' in Queensland.

The show had been taken to task by local animal welfare group RSPCA for killing a rat and creating a rodent 'risotto'.

Adding a gratuitous comment on the episode, the lobby hit out at Australia on its website by claiming "Australia dishes up cruelty to animals in many forms".

Naughty British TV Executives = Barbaric Australia.


Newkirk fur-ious at fur comeback

Monday, December 7, 2009

FUR is making a huge comeback in the fashion stakes according to a columnist for The Guardian newspaper and PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk isn't happy about it.

'Fur has never been more popular', says a spokesman for Origin Assured, in the article.

'From 1998 to 2008 there has been year-on-year growth in global sales for fur. People now are more comfortable showing their love of fur'.

But militant PETA mouthpiece Ingrid Newkirk is angry and is now resorting to accosting women on the street if she sees them wearing fur.

'...I say: 'That's a beautiful fur. You'd look so much better without it. It makes you look cold-hearted,' she has said.

Newkirk has previously offered brain scans to high profile celebrities after spying them wearing fur.

'There is this thing called a 'mirror neuron' that allows you to empathize', a smiling Newkirk has said.

'In some people it's not developed, so I [have] said: 'If the result comes back and it's not developed, then it's not your fault that people loathe you'.'


PETA branded a 'terrorist threat' by USDA

Sunday, December 6, 2009

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been classified as as a terrorist threat by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The militant animal rights lobby is listed alongside groups such as the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Animal Liberation Front (ALF) in a recent document created by the USDA. The group is listed under the heading 'domestic special interest terrorists'.

The FBI also regards such groups as the The ALF as a domestic terrorist threat for a history of violence that include arson attacks against a range of businesses. PETA has in the past supplied cash to the organisation to help fund legal action.

PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk makes no apology for activists who break the law, claiming in the past that 'no movement for social change has ever succeeded without the militarism component'.

Regarding the ALF she has written: 'Thinkers may prepare revolutions, but bandits must carry them out.'

Despite this PETA continues to portray itself to the media and public as a fuzzy, compassionate organisation.


News Bites

Thursday, December 3, 2009

* ECORAZZI is reporting that PETA is beefing up its LA division to enable the group to have greater visibility in the Hollywood scene. The self-described 'press sluts' will move 40 employees from it’s Norfolk, Virginia Headquarters to LA to cozy up to as many celebrity puppets and media outlets as possible.

* PETA is demanding that the Georgia Bulldogs football team replace its recently deceased bulldog mascot for a robot. The group has '... asked the school's athletic director, Damon M Evans, to replace the mascot with an animatronic dog - or to rely solely on a costumed mascot....' 'Bulldogs are prone to breathing difficulties, hip dysplasia, heart disorders, and other congenital ailments, and acquiring a dog from a breeder perpetuates the animal overpopulation crisis...' the lobby claimed.

* Controversial Lucas County Dog Warden Tom Skeldon has resigned after coming under fire for
presiding over a shelter with a high animal kill rate and low adoption rate. Unsurprisingly PETA applauded his efforts, noticing a synergy with his shelter and their own slaughter house that has killed over 20,000 animals to date. Skeldon had also been widely criticized for his affirmative position on breed specific legislation.

* A nearly nude PETA staffer shivered on a Kansas street last week while promoting veganism. One on-looker, environmentalist Jessica Willard was dismissive: 'I believe there has to be balance in life,' she said. 'We eat animals. It is how we were designed. We did not evolve as vegetarians. We cannot function as a species without meat and products from animals. It is essential for our survival'.


Christianity mauled as PETA seeks publicity

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Manipulative vegan lobby People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has created outrage for hiring a playboy model to stand naked with a crucifix in an ad.

The advertisement features Joanna Krupa wearing nothing but a crucifix and a seductive smile in a campaign designed to promote the adoption of pets from rescue shelters.

'It's totally inappropriate,' said Deal Hudson, publisher of InsideCatholic.com, an online magazine.

'It's another instance of disrespect toward Christianity and another example of the kind of abuse that would never occur with any other major religion, because the outcry would be so immediate and so loud that the people behind it would immediately retreat.'

Catholic League President Bill Donohue was equally appalled:

'The fact is that cats and dogs are a lot safer in pet stores than they are in the hands of PETA employees,' he said. "Moreover, pet stores don't rip off Christian iconography and engage in cheap irreligious claims.'

The lobby is renowned for deliberately creating controversy in an attempt to acquire media coverage. The tactic routinely works with many media outlets devoting columns to its activities.

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