(Closed) PETA

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

here here! I’m a huge animal lover too and I feel like for the most part people realize that PETA’s full of it, I just don’t see why they keep getting “celebrity” endorsements. I remember when I first read that they euthanize most of the animals that they get and they immediately were permanently placed on my shit list, the hypocrites. I didn’t know about some of the transgressions you posted though, so I’m glad to know more about their crooked behavior.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I knew about the bombings and all of that but I didn’t know they don’t support no-kill shelters (I can see why from what I know about them, I just didn’t know that. I haven’t ever supported them anyway because their tactics seem wrong to me).  We got both of our animals from one because we wanted to support them and the one we go to separates animals with contagious diseases, takes in and treats as many animals as possible (I do recognize that once they’re full, they have to turn animals away and they’re very upfront about that if asked – I agree that it’s wrong that PETA makes it seem the opposite), and offers great deals for animals that are less likely to be adopted (i.e. older animals, pitbulls, cats with leukemia, etc).  All in all, I don’t support them either but a lot of this was new to me and made me dislike them more.  

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

THANK YOU! I’m near Norfolk where they are headquartered and it enrages me! Luckily, the people around here don’t like them being here and they don’t really do anything anymore in the “community” here. 

Their tactics all around terrify me, but their “kill rates” are horrendous. A few months ago when the flooding in Tennessee happened, somehow PETA got all the LOST PETS. It was on the news and even the news without saying why was pushing REALLY HARD that the “adoption day” for these animals needed a good turnout. My heart sank when I saw that. 

They also run a “dog park” outside their headquarters. I refuse to go there even though it has water access and the pup loves to swim. 

They. Disgust. Me. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Umm…wow! I never liked PETA because they released a series of ads that showed women as meat (like, literally. One of them is a woman stuffed into a bag with blood everywhere. Not okay). And now I know I’m totally justified. Thanks for sharing this, I’m definitely passing it along.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Thanks for the informative post. I already didn’t like PETA’s tactics, but I really didn’t know that much about them.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think more and more people are finally realizing what PETA really is. I knew a lot of this already and cannot stand PETA, but it’s really good to be fully educated about these things.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

PETA always bugged the shit out of me, so thanks for sharing. The rest of this really puts me over the edge.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Somehow I got on their mailing list awhile back and I’m not sure how anyone who gets their fliers is a fan of PETA.  They’re offensive, misinformed and absurd to the point of calling Punxsutawney Phil animal abuse. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Since you seem to have done your research (I really wasn’t informed about a lot of the things you have mentioned and will definately need to look into this all myself) do you have an animal advocacy group that you do support? Is there a particular group that you feel reflects the opposite values of PETA?

I used to be a huge supporter of PETA, but in recent years I have questioned them a lot. I am still thankful for them and the work they did to stop IAMS from animal abuse (that story was sickening) and other similar stories. I do agree that their practices are a little bit skewed from the values that many of their supporters have though. In the past few years, Fiance and I have moved our focus to support and give donations to the World Wildlife Fund. It would be nice to know of other groups that have better belief systems.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mrs.peters.to.be: I personally like to support the ASPCA. They have a gorgeous facility in NYC that is no kill with a great animal hospital on site.

I haven’t done a ton of research into them, but when I went there to adopt my cat, I was very impressed with the volunteers, the facility, and the well being of the animals.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I had no idea about a lot of that.  Thanks for the information. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

THANK YOU!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

This is exactly why I always support the ASPCA, or just help local shelters directly.

PETA is very extremist and misleading.  Knowledge is power.

We adopted our silky terrier, Toby, from a local no-kill shelter, Columbia Second Chance.  I always donate and volunteer there directly – you can see where your money and time are going.  The ASPCA is also a great organization, I just always prefer to help locally!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

A super easy way to support animals is also to go here: http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3 and sign up for their daily reminder emails to click. I know everyone hates spam (me too!) but they just send you one email every morning so you remember to go over and click to give. It is run by sponsors and every time you click the link the sponsors donate .6 bowls of food to the shelter. It might not seem like much but it takes like 10 seconds and I’ve been doing it for years now. Figure 2 years x 365 days x .6 bowls of food = thats almost 450 bowls of food I’ve donated and it didn’t cost me a cent. 

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