Friday, June 17, 2005

Ethics According to PETA

Thanks to Kevin over at the Kevin Show for this heads-up...Those fun-loving folks over at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) are at it again. This time two PETA employees, Andrew Benjamin Cook, 24, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Adria Joy Hinkle, 27, of Norfolk, Va., got caught dumping 31 dead dogs and cats in a shopping center garbage bin. The police had the bin staked out, as dead animals had been found there for several weeks.

PETA claims they were providing free "euthanasia services" for the animals...PETA supposedly gives the animals painless lethal injections rather than allowing them to be gassed in groups, which they consider less humane.

"But veterinarian Patrick Proctor said that authorities found a female cat and her two 'very adoptable' kittens among the dead animals. He said they were taken from Ahoskie Animal Hospital.

"'These were just kittens we were trying to find homes for,' he said. 'PETA said they would do that, but these cats never made it out of the county.'" Another veterinarian, James Brown, also said that he was told PETA was trying to find homes for animals he put into their care, not that PETA was euthanizing them.

Regardless of whether PETA was supposed to be providing euthanasia services or seeking homes for the animals, what in the world were these two people doing dumping dead animals at a shopping center? Obviously, the animals never made it to PETA headquarters, and since this had been going on for weeks, what were these two telling their superiors? They never picked up any animals? They lost them? They found them all homes on the way back? Or what?

These folks run around telling us that they are morally superior to the rest of us because they don't eat good ol' Colonel Sander's chicken or wear leather or fur, but they are apparently ready to turn a blind eye to this. Hinkle has been suspended, but Cook is still working, and PETA's president doubts this ever happened (I am sure the police just stake out shopping center garbage bins in their spare time).

This isn't an isolated incident, however. PETA kills about 80-85% of the animals it receives, and places only about 15-20% in homes. If you want to save animal life, don't count on PETA's "ethics."

"Stop The ACLU" Blogbursters

Your Political Profile

Overall: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Social Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Ethics: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
How Liberal / Conservative Are You?