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Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Welfare Organizations, PETA, Allegations Against PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, TAKE ACTION! )

- 2443 days ago -
We do not relish publicly criticizing an organization striving to help animals. BUT, when one has engaged in a pattern of conduct so egregious as to threaten the credibility of the entire animal rights community, a strident disapprobation is mandated.

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irene davis (74)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 12:12 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 12:14 am
signed and noted,thanks

Michelle S (462)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 12:16 am
If you are a PETA supporter, before you get upset, read the petition text and follow the links providing the
background information. I've been a PETA supporter for DECADES. I was one of the original group of supporters, back when Alex Pacheco was co-founder. But I read the allegations, and they are pretty compelling.

PETA in general, and Ingrid Newkirk specifically, has A LOT of explaining to do. I could not ignore the reports any longer.

I know her policy....PETA's to relieve companion animals and even exotic animals of their suffering via the "dignified death" afforded by euthanasia. But PETA's record shows they have been doing so en masse without giving animals a chance for adoption and rehabilitation.....even the animals rescued from labs have been put down all of these years under the guise of "rescue" and "liberation."

Read about it for yourself and make your own decision. There is damning evidence and many compelling arguments against many that I could not ignore them any longer or make excuses for their policy, conduct....and lies.

Myron Scott (70)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 12:43 am
Thanks for posting this, Michelle. I'm going to have to mull this over awhile before signing. Sometimes euthanasia may be the most ethical action; and no kill, spay and release, etc. certainly don't get at the root of the dog and cat overpopulation problems; but PETA's across-the-board, over-the-top criticism of no kill shelters looks like bad faith and smells like the stink of a guilty conscience to me.

Michelle S (462)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 1:10 am
Go to the petition, Myron, and follow the links provided in the text of the petition that take you directly to stories on how PETA has handled their "euthanasia policy" throughout the year. Make a special note of their kill rate versus adoption rate in comparison to the kill adoption rates of other rescues in the Norfolk area.

According to these stories, animals were PROMISED a chance and received the needle the SECOND they reached the PETA van. Bags and bags and bags of dead animals turned up in garbage dumpsters in the middle of the night near their administrative buildings.....healthy, beautiful, adoptable animals that were promised to be given a chance. It's not the euthanasia, per's the DECEPTION. The promises made to caring, concerned owners who turned their animals over to PETA only to hear that they were lethally injected within seconds of them leaving the building. Also, allegations of mishandled (read: disappearance of) millions of dollars in donations.

The stories are mind blowing. Read them first. You don't have to sign in order to link to these stories. They are gaining momentum and are pretty widely circulated. Thanks for commenting. I know it's wild, but it warrants a closer look. >^..^< M.

Belinda B (7)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 2:15 am
signed. ew peta.

Belinda B (7)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 2:16 am
The pitbull genocide is enough of a reason for anyone to sign it.

Danuta W (1248)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 2:28 am

. (0)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 4:05 am
I don't agree with many of peta's methods I've learned about over the years, but have been signing petitions by them, Only To Help Save Our Voiceless helpless Friends.. getting horrible places closed down.. making public about the horrors going on.. I do Not agree with them killing rather than placing in a new home.. they have been known for this I know.. she feels all animals should be free, not owned by any humans, and better off dead than abused/owned..

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 4:33 am
I too am a member of PETA, and have heard vague rumours about this kind of thing before.
Like Michelle, I followed the links given before signing the petition, and I feel that further investigation is definitely warranted here. I am deeply disappointed in PETA, I feel as if I have been deceived and lied to, and I would be very interested in any explanations that PETA could give.
Noted and signed.

Regina P (67)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 5:40 am
Noted & signed. Thanks

. (0)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 7:15 am
this I didn't know about:
mishandled (disappearance of) millions of dollars in donations.

her wanting to save them from abuse things have gone overboard

Katie R (38)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 7:47 am
I've known about them for some time and would never support them. The only props they get are for their overall messages in keeping these matters in the public eye, and the strength they carry to get the message out far and wide. Thanks for this story.

Andrea Nemec (213)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 8:01 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Annie Cowling (116)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 3:39 pm
signed thank-you Michelle

Catherine Turley (192)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 8:04 pm
peta serves a good purpose, but they don't understand feral cats at all. you'll all be happy to know that every time they post a jab against the no-kill movement on facebook, their supporters go off on them. my only question is who is 'no kill now'? are they a true animal rights group or a breeders group? i don't sign petitions designed to divide activists.

Carol H (229)
Monday August 15, 2011, 6:30 am
signed and noted, thanks Michelle

Past Member (0)
Monday August 15, 2011, 7:04 am
already signed. Thank You, Michelle.

Aristotle Romanov (29)
Monday August 15, 2011, 7:21 am
Outrageous. Signed.

. (0)
Monday August 15, 2011, 7:22 am
Signed and Noted. . .

Alison A (244)
Monday August 15, 2011, 8:00 am
Signed and noted, thanks Michelle.

Suzanne Hall (7)
Monday August 15, 2011, 8:04 am
Signed and noted! I stopped being a member of PETA when they wanted to pay Lindsey Lohen $10,000 to say she was a vegetarian. They offered her the money because she was in jail at the time and broke. I wrote them a letter to tell them why I was not renewing my annual membership and received a reply back from them that they were fans, and thought it would be good for vegans to hear Lohen did not eat meat. After reading these articles, I will never again support PETA in any way, shape or form. Thanks for the enlightening articles and links!

Robert B (60)
Monday August 15, 2011, 8:13 am
I could not in good conscience sign this. There are too many unanswered questions and some of the arguments were too weak, biased or unclear. This is a very emotional issue and neither side is totally right. The fact is that there ARE too many unwanted animals and the unfortunate reality is that millions of them are euthanized each year. This is NOT a simple black and white issue. Each organization contributes and all have to keep working together in finding more solutions. The main problem is breeders and people who insist on BUYING from breeders. Then when they are finished with their Purebred toy they discard them. One animal rights group attacking another WILL NOT HELP! Constructive criticism yes! Attacks, NO! We as animal lovers HAVE to continue to find ways of preventing overpopulation and to continue responsible rescue efforts and most importantly, to cooperate! No group has all the answers and we all want what's best for the animals. Educating the public is extremely important. Infighting will not help that.

Kenneth L (314)
Monday August 15, 2011, 8:51 am
Everyone has to make up their own mind about PETA. Personally, to me the good they do outweighs the bad. They get laboratories to stop using animals for test subjects, stop companies from using fur and fur-farms, improving conditions of food animals, promoting veganism etc. and a whole truckload of other things. So remember if you stop supporting an organization for any bad things it does, you then don't help them for any good things from that point either. Works both ways. There's more to the whole ball game than just a knee-jerk reactive emotion on any one thing.

Dotti L (85)
Monday August 15, 2011, 9:18 am
I had to think a while before signing this petition. I used to belong to PETA. Realized that they are a bit maniacal on some issues. Have heard bad things from other sources. That is when I cancelled my membership and came to Care2.

. (0)
Monday August 15, 2011, 1:25 pm
Disappointing article about an organization I had faith in. Although, as Kenneth said,"the good they do outweighs the bad."

ali hamilton (9)
Monday August 15, 2011, 6:08 pm

Susanne P (18)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 1:27 am
PETA did a lot of good things, but as I said in an other comment:
The bigger the companies get, the greadier they become ... and it seems to fit to PETA as well.
Thorough investigation is needed!

Mervi R (74)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 2:35 pm
noted, signed

Lydia S (155)
Monday August 29, 2011, 8:38 pm

Katherine Larson (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:09 pm
Signed. Pro-Seaworld.
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