This, from our friends at PETA

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by E.L., Dec 24, 2005.


  1. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    http://www.meatnews.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=article&artNum=10803

    PETA CRIES FOUL ON FBI INVESTIGATION

    UNITED STATES: Animal rights organization has a history of funding and supporting domestic terror groups and has no one but itself to blame for the investigation, the Center for Consumer Freedom charges.

    FBI investigations into the activities of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which were recently publicized by the American Civil Liberties union", are entirely justified and serve to protect the public from animal-rights violence, reports the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF). PETA’s history of offering both financial and rhetorical support to FBI-designated “domestic terror” threat groups -- including the violent Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and Earth Liberation Front (ELF) -- has made it a logical and important subject for in-depth scrutiny by federal law enforcement, a CCF news release stated.

    “Given PETA’s deplorable behavior and outright support of terrorist violence, it would be scandalous if the FBI were not aggressively investigating the group,” said Center for Consumer Freedom Director of Research David Martosko. “PETA has chosen time and time again to make common cause with the most violent elements of the animal rights movement. It’s outrageous that PETA is now playing the victim and complaining about the consequences of its actions.”

    PETA has provided the FBI with numerous reasons to open a formal investigation, CCF charged, including:

    * PETA’s 2001 federal income tax return disclosed a $1,500 contribution to the “North American Earth Liberation Front” (ELF) -- an environmental terrorist group responsible for tens of millions of dollars in arson damage, CCF relays. The FBI recently announced six major arrests of ELF arson suspects. PETA’s $1,500 check to the ELF is the only such donation to be publicly acknowledged by any American individual or group.

    * PETA’s other tax filings have revealed a $2,000 cash payment to then- ALF spokesman David Wilson, and a $5,000 gift to current federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism defendant Joshua Harper.

    * During the 1990s, PETA paid more than $70,000 for the unsuccessful legal defense of ALF arsonist Rodney Coronado after he set a fire that destroyed a Michigan State University research facility. In a sentencing memorandum to the court, the prosecuting U.S. Attorney wrote that PETA president Ingrid Newkirk “arranged days before the MSU arson occurred” for Coronado to send her stolen documents from the crime scene and a videotape of the arson being committed.

    * In 1999 No Compromise (a self-described “militant, direct action magazine” for supporters of the ALF) published a list of its financial benefactors. That list included PETA president Ingrid Newkirk, two other PETA officers, and PETA itself.

    * At a 2001 national animal-rights convention, PETA campaign director Bruce Friedrich told a large audience of activists that “blowing stuff up and smashing windows [is] a great way to bring about animal liberation,” before adding: “It would be great if all the fast-food outlets, slaughterhouses, these laboratories and the banks who fund them exploded tomorrow ... Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it.”

    * Since 2002, PETA has paid an activist named Gary Yourofsky to promote animal rights to U.S. middle-school and high-school children. Yourofsky is a felon who was convicted of committing a Canadian farm burglary for which a claim of responsibility was issued in the name of the ALF, CCF reported. Yourofsky told The Toledo Blade in 2002 that he would “unequivocally support” the death of medical researchers in an ALF arson fire, CCF charged. PETA first hired Yourofsky after he gave this interview.

    “PETA has a long history of supporting and encouraging unlawful activity-- including violence--in the name of animal rights,” added Martosko. “PETA has been lying down with dogs for 25 years, so it’s no surprise that it’s waking up with fleas. It’s outrageous that PETA’s leaders are holding the FBI responsible. They have nobody to blame but themselves.”

    CCF is a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies, and consumers, working together to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices.
     
  2. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'll stick with my PETA, the People Eatin Tasty Animals, they are a much more laid back group! [beer]
     
  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Man, this government is labelling everything as "terrorist" now.

    I guess old Bushy wasn't lying when he said: "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."


    Of course, WE are "terrorists" also if you take a look at the Patriot Act, Section 802.
     
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well when its refering to folks who get off on blowing up any lab that uses a chimp to make sure if meds will save humans or if products will kill humans along with so many of their other stunts I would have to say that at least for me they pretty well fit the description of terrorists...not to mention of idiots.
     
  5. raiderofthelostcrotc

    raiderofthelostcrotc Monkey+++ Founding Member

    You belong too!?

    *gives sniper the secret handshake*
    [smsh]
     
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    We ARE (I hope) the top of the food chain, and that confers some privileges, including using lesser beings for testing to preserve our advantage. To my mind, there are advantages and disadvantages to the use of "lesser" beings as crash test dummies, but better them than us. Now, I don't advocate cruelty, but I DO advocate using "things" that physically respond like we do for testing. Them, if possible, eat them. A second or tertiary use is very conservative, and well worth the effort if it can be accomplished..

    "Terrorists" are not edible, but for sure disposable. Too bad we can't strap them in a car and crash it for the sake of science and engineering excellence. Col. John Stapp is a hero of the first order. [peep]
     
  7. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yes ma'am, now, what is the secret handshake?
     
  8. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    How come whenever I read things like this.....those lines from "Men In Black" go through my head???



    J: Why the big secret? People are smart, they can handle it.

    K: A *person* is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it.


    :rolleyes:
     
  9. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I wish I could find the bumper sticker, I saw one once.

    PETA are terrorist. Make no mistake about it. One of the plants in the Dallas area contributes to a joint defense fund (horse slaughter) with their competitor in Ft. Worth just to fight PETA and the Humane Society. It cost them a couple million a year. Not to mention last year they had a "suspicious fire" that burned down the HQ office in the complex. The tree huggers and save the whale groups are always there protesting. They are idiots though, the horses that are slaughted have a more humane end than 99% of all horses.
     
  10. raiderofthelostcrotc

    raiderofthelostcrotc Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Amen to that. When I lived in Montana, I saw horses so malnourished that their hooves would fall off and they were reduced to running around on the stumps of their legs, seriously. A few times a year some of the ranchers would organize hunts to go out and shoot as many of the poor animals as they could. These hunts were, of course, unofficial, not gov't. sanctioned things. They would bring in as many healthy ones as they could and try to find homes for them. These ranchers LOVED horses but knew that shooting the crippled and dying ones was the humane thing to do. PETA would get wind of a hunt once in a while and bus folks in to protest...they thought the ranchers should PAY to have all the horses treated by vets and then released to *freedom*.

    Yeah...riiiiiight.
    A lot of times the buses would mysteriously end up with flat tires....musta been something they ran over in the parking lot.. Of course, we were 41 miles from the nearest town of any size... [angel]

    sniper...as for the secret handshake...first you have to shoot a cute lil cuddly bunny...and skin it... :sneaky:
     
  11. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Would a squirrel work? The coyotes keep the Thumper's down, but I am inundated with squirrels. Just tell me and I will stick a rifle out the window and take one. Matter of fact, tell me whether a fox or a gray would work! You get your pick!
     
  12. raiderofthelostcrotc

    raiderofthelostcrotc Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Fox squirrel...they are cuter :D Make sure it has a family waiting for it though...we gotta have the *orphan babies* thing to TRUELY piss off PETA.. b::
     
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    hehehe. Cats just LOVE baby squirrels. Get a video cam out, feed the feral cats on screen, then shoot the cats ---. That will SURELY set the losers off big time.
     
  14. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member

    Around here, besides the common grey and fox squirrels, we also have jet black squirrels...I don't know what to call 'em, but they all taste the same. ;)
     
  15. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    They are called black squirrels! Not to be confused with the half black squirrels that are commonly called Gray squirrels. b::
     
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