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post #31 of 53
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Originally Posted by Nekochan View Post
If you want to see something really scary, take a look at PETA's campaigns and websites aimed at children and teenagers.
Not only do they try to scare children with campaigns such as handing out "unhappy meals" (which include bloody pictures of animals) to children outside of fast-food restaurants, and try to turn children against their parents with comic books like "Your Mommy/Daddy Kills Animals" but they also encourage kids and teenagers to perform vandalism and more.
That is what gets me. They are encouraging children, or at least giving them "ideas" of vandalism & other things that are against the law.

You don't tell impressionable young people to do illegal things!
post #32 of 53
When I was first showing cats, there was a rumor that a PETA group was coming to the show and planned on opening EVERY cage in the show hall cause they thought keeping animals locked up was wrong.

The show committee did have extra security - luckily they didn't show up and ruin the show.
post #33 of 53
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
When I was first showing cats, there was a rumor that a PETA group was coming to the show and planned on opening EVERY cage in the show hall cause they thought keeping animals locked up was wrong.

The show committee did have extra security - luckily they didn't show up and ruin the show.

Knowing some of the women at the TICA cat shows I attend, that would have resulted in a severe beating for the PETA members attempting such a stunt.

I'm sure it would be the same in in CFA or ACFA.
post #34 of 53
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
They honestly do believe in a strict death sentence for all feral cats.
It is my understanding that they feel that way towards ALL domestic cats, not just the feral ones. They are of the opinion that cats are better off dead, than living with us as "pets", and they would like to see complete eradication of all domestic animals.
post #35 of 53
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Originally Posted by AlleyGirl View Post
It is my understanding that they feel that way towards ALL domestic cats, not just the feral ones. They are of the opinion that cats are better off dead, than living with us as "pets", and they would like to see complete eradication of all domestic animals.

That is my understanding as well. They believe that domestic cats to include breed cats are all abominations. Creations by man, that weren't intended by nature and they shouldn't exist at all, in the elements or our homes.

It takes all kinds to make the world go around but these people are clearly lunatics.
post #36 of 53
Does anyone know....what's their stance on spaying/neutering?

(I would research myself, but am afraid of what will come up)
post #37 of 53
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
Does anyone know....what's their stance on spaying/neutering?

(I would research myself, but am afraid of what will come up)
As far as I know, they believe in 100% S/N so there would be ZERO population growth and the essential extermination of all domestic animals within one generation. This goes along with the previous 2 posts by Nial and Paula. They do not believe that domestication of animals is natural, but apparently neither is allowing those same animals to be wild (feral).
post #38 of 53
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
As far as I know, they believe in 100% S/N so there would be ZERO population growth and the essential extermination of all domestic animals within one generation. This goes along with the previous 2 posts by Nial and Paula. They do not believe that domestication of animals is natural, but apparently neither is allowing those same animals to be wild (feral).
That's what I was afraid of. They aren't in favor of "bettering the breed", they're in favor of making them extinct.
post #39 of 53
Huh, I usually stay away from IMO, and ignore PETA issues because everything I've ever seen or heard of them is ridiculous.......however I had NO IDEA on their stance on domesticated animals. That is so twisted. I am trying to picture my life without my animals, and my animals not exisiting and it is a horrible thought! They all had happy long lives........ it is ridiculous to exterminate, by sterilization or other methods. It's so ludicrous I never would have thought of anybody having that stance!
post #40 of 53
I just read an article where the prez of PETA wants the jockey of Eight Belles to be fined for making her run in the race and causing her ankles to break!

Thing is, the horse was fine in the race - she was not made to run on broken ankles - it happened AFTER the race - the jockey noticed her running a little funny and pulled her up - then she collapsed. But her stride in the race was normal. Geezzzzzz
post #41 of 53
i went and dug around on the peta2 website to see what they had to say about pets, spaying/neutering and heres what i found:


peta2 (which is the younger generation of peta members) is highly supportive of having pets and spaying/neutering them. they even wanted to add a classified section FOR pets. they were many vegan celebs discussing their pets; many referred to them as "domestic companions" b/c they felt they were more than just pets!
i think peta2 has different ideas than the older generations of peta. they even have a different website -- its the website i always look around on. ive never been on the other peta website. granted, ingrid newkirk is still over peta2, but i think shes out of touch with the younger crowd.
post #42 of 53
PETA is still PETA, no matter what name they try to hide under. They are a bunch of extremist animal rights fanatics, that want to eliminate all human contact with animals. I will never show any support for these groups who LIE and use tax free money for their own agenda i.e. To take away our RIGHT to own animals. I won't believe their lies for one single minute, not as I watch my rights to own and live with the animals of my choice, slowly slip away due to these fanatics. PETA, you can't hide, you are still PETA.
post #43 of 53
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat View Post
PETA is still PETA, no matter what name they try to hide under. They are a bunch of extremist animal rights fanatics, that want to eliminate all human contact with animals. I will never show any support for these groups who LIE and use tax free money for their own agenda i.e. To take away our RIGHT to own animals. I won't believe their lies for one single minute, not as I watch my rights to own and live with the animals of my choice, slowly slip away due to these fanatics. PETA, you can't hide, you are still PETA.
Could not have said it better myself!

I HATE PETA (for numerous reasons) and i honestly would have to say hell would have to freeze over before i'd ever join that horrible group!
post #44 of 53
I do support animal welfare 100% though. There is a big difference between animal welfare and animal rights. Animal welfare is the responsible humane use of animals. Animal rights is NO use, this includes pets. I do not support the fur trade. I don't feel it is right to kill animals just for their fur. (I don't feel the fur trade is a responsible humane use) I'm ok with hunting, as long as your hunt is for food and not hunting just for the kill and a trophy. (Again, I don't feel trophy hunting is a humane use either).
post #45 of 53
I hate Peta so much and would never join no matter what.
post #46 of 53
go to U-TUBE

and type in PETA

you will see more than reason enough to not support them
post #47 of 53
I could never support PETA because of their beliefs about pets. That's why they don't publicize that as much as their other causes, many of which are valid. You could make the academic argument that domesticating the wild ancestors of the dog and cat was wrong but what was done thousands of years ago is done. I for one am glad it was done even if it may not have been ethical by todays standards.
post #48 of 53
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
I just read an article where the prez of PETA wants the jockey of Eight Belles to be fined for making her run in the race and causing her ankles to break!

Thing is, the horse was fine in the race - she was not made to run on broken ankles - it happened AFTER the race - the jockey noticed her running a little funny and pulled her up - then she collapsed. But her stride in the race was normal. Geezzzzzz
That is typical PeTA. They couldn't care less about the horse or the jockey. All it is is that ANY time there is any story that makes headlines that has anything to do with an animal, PeTA tries to elbow its way into the spotlight so they can get some free publicity. And journalists are usually dippy enough to let them have their 30 seconds at the microphone.
post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by courtney_ou View Post
i think peta2 has different ideas than the older generations of peta. they even have a different website -- its the website i always look around on. ive never been on the other peta website. granted, ingrid newkirk is still over peta2, but i think shes out of touch with the younger crowd.
The Peta2 website is different from the regular site because it is for children and teenagers. I think they want to ease the younger generations into thinking their way, and if they just flat-out said that pets are wrong and no one should own an animal I think much of their audience would be put off and leave the site/organization.
post #50 of 53
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat View Post
I do support animal welfare 100% though. There is a big difference between animal welfare and animal rights. Animal welfare is the responsible humane use of animals. Animal rights is NO use, this includes pets. I do not support the fur trade. I don't feel it is right to kill animals just for their fur. (I don't feel the fur trade is a responsible humane use) I'm ok with hunting, as long as your hunt is for food and not hunting just for the kill and a trophy. (Again, I don't feel trophy hunting is a humane use either).
hunting is HUGE where i am. hunting for sport and food is one in the same. ppl claim they are hunting for food but yet they manage to bring home a 12pt buck that they never shoot in the head/face so they can mount. its disgusting.
and you know a buck that old is going to be too tough to eat yet a young doe without a rack would be tender but for some reason they didnt go hunting during doe season cuz they were never going to eat it -- they wanted it for their wall!!!!!! grrr
post #51 of 53
I'd much rather eat venison than beef.
post #52 of 53
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Originally Posted by courtney_ou View Post
hunting is HUGE where i am. hunting for sport and food is one in the same. ppl claim they are hunting for food but yet they manage to bring home a 12pt buck that they never shoot in the head/face so they can mount. its disgusting.
and you know a buck that old is going to be too tough to eat yet a young doe without a rack would be tender but for some reason they didnt go hunting during doe season cuz they were never going to eat it -- they wanted it for their wall!!!!!! grrr
Yes, hunting is a sport whether you are hunting for food or trophy. However the trophy hunting I am speaking of, are the people who go out and kill an animal, just for the fun of the kill and to have a trophy, but never use the animal for food. This usually happens with animals such as cougars, bobcat, lynx, wolves and the like, where people do not eat the meat. They just kill the animal for the sport of killing and a trophy. If you are hunting for food, that is a different story. I would much rather eat wild game, than meat sold in stores loaded with antibiotics, growth hormones and so on. However, I do not hunt. I could not shoot a deer or any other animal, even though I do eat meat, but not a lot of it.
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I just read an article where the prez of PETA wants the jockey of Eight Belles to be fined for making her run in the race and causing her ankles to break!
Who gives PETA the authority to call for this? They have no law enforcement abilities, yet the media goes along with their garbage. I'd still like to know where PETA was when that wild cougar was needlessly shot and killed in Illinoise about 2 weeks ago?
post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat View Post
I'd still like to know where PETA was when that wild cougar was needlessly shot and killed in Illinoise about 2 weeks ago?
Probably too busy euthanizing healthy shelter animals.
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