Happy Thanksgiving

Give thanks for all the wonderful things in your life.  Give thanks for the life lost so that you eat today, no matter what form that life comes in; and don’t let anyone make you feel bad about what you put on your plate.  If you’re a vegetarian/vegan, hold your tofurky (or replacement meal of your choice) high and proud. If you’re an omnivore don’t let someone bully you out of what you want to eat.  Be happy and spend today with people and animals you care about.

Rebloging again for those who haven’t seen it.

Rebloging again for those who haven’t seen it.

(Source: ghostintheparlour)


"This poor mother dog was so emaciated that she barely had the strength to nurse her six puppies, but thanks to compassionate activists who posted her photo on Facebook and contacted PETA, this lucky girl was rescued. If you see anything on social-networking sites that suggests an animal could be in danger, please contact authorities—and, if they are unresponsive, call PETA”

PETA posted this image and accompanying message on their Facebook page earlier today (11/23/11).Of course chances are we’ll never know the fate of these animals, but in all likely-hood the dogs you see in the picture above are dead, or will be soon. Please DO NOT call PETA if you witness a domesticated animal in need of rescuing. Doing so is as good as a death sentence to them.  PETA will euthanize domestic cats and dogs without giving them a chance at life or adoption.  The only service they can provide is free euthanasia.I can provide case after case of instances where much healthier dogs than the ones you see above were killed by PETA within hours of being “rescued.”  But instead I’ll just provide you with a link to a previous blog I made on the issue. http://anti-peta.tumblr.com/post/13103933843/jjxvx-ravens-world-anti-peta#notesPlease, share this message. Let your friends know that PETA is not the group to contact involving domesticated animal abuse.

"This poor mother dog was so emaciated that she barely had the strength to nurse her six puppies, but thanks to compassionate activists who posted her photo on Facebook and contacted PETA, this lucky girl was rescued. If you see anything on social-networking sites that suggests an animal could be in danger, please contact authorities—and, if they are unresponsive, call PETA”

PETA posted this image and accompanying message on their Facebook page earlier today (11/23/11).

Of course chances are we’ll never know the fate of these animals, but in all likely-hood the dogs you see in the picture above are dead, or will be soon. Please DO NOT call PETA if you witness a domesticated animal in need of rescuing. Doing so is as good as a death sentence to them.  PETA will euthanize domestic cats and dogs without giving them a chance at life or adoption.  The only service they can provide is free euthanasia.

I can provide case after case of instances where much healthier dogs than the ones you see above were killed by PETA within hours of being “rescued.”  But instead I’ll just provide you with a link to a previous blog I made on the issue.

http://anti-peta.tumblr.com/post/13103933843/jjxvx-ravens-world-anti-peta#notes

Please, share this message. Let your friends know that PETA is not the group to contact involving domesticated animal abuse.

darthchaosrspw:

After reading this article, I’ve come to the conclusion that PETA is nothing but a Big Agra (Monsanto/Cargill/ConAgra) disinfo campaign hell-bent on not only portraying vegetarians and vegans as batshit nuts, but also hell-bent on discrediting organic farming, cage-free farming, free-range farming, and humane farming by equating humane farming with factory farming. Not even the Humane Society of the United States spews such lies and disinformation against humane farming. This is precisely why I donate to HSUS but not to PETA.

(via douchebag-damien-deactivated201)

PETA Supports Cat Trapping for Euthanasia

"Although ferals are fearful of humans, they are still members of a domesticated species, and they are ill-equipped to survive on their own. Feral cats do not die of “old age.” Many are poisoned, shot, tortured by cruel people, attacked by other animals, or hit by cars. Others die of exposure, starvation, or highly contagious fatal diseases, such as rabies, feline AIDS, feline leukemia, and feline infectious peritonitis." -PETA


PETA once again spreads false rumors about animals, which is ironic, being as they’re the self-proclaimed experts on what’s good and bad for animals.  They encourage people to trap feral cats and take them in for euthanasia; and I have a few things to say on this:

  1. Cats are one of the only species to domesticate themselves.  What we call the common house-cat actually chose to stay by humans to make use of the food and shelter.  In fact, anyone with a cat will tell you that that cat does what it wants, when it wants.  My own will disappear for days if he’s not happy with me (usually when I get back from a trip).


  2. Cats have been living feral in human communities for 10,000 years; they are quite capable of taking care of themselves given the opportunity.  They are successful hunters and survivors, which is why we allow our cats to roam free while dogs are typicaly confined to a space (house, yard, etc).  Do they still get hit by cars? Yes, but so do many non-domesticated animals in human communities. PETA will tell you otherwise.

    "Although ferals are fearful of humans, they are still members of a domesticated species, and they are ill-equipped to survive on their own."  
     
  3. Cat trapping is very dangerous to cat owners.  I remember a few years back where I came across a case of a man setting cat traps in the alley behind his house, then taking in the animals he caught to the local pound.  Many of these animals were put down for being feral.

    Meanwhile home owners within a 3 block radius started complaining that their cats were missing. Turns out the cat traps weren’t just catching feral cats, but pets too.  Many owners don’t collar their cats (and many who try quickly find out that cat’s who don’t want to be collared wont stay collared), and there was no way for the local shelters to know who many of those cats belonged to.
  4.   

The stereotypes PETA perpetuates are based off of the view of feral cats as a nuisance, and the fact that they aren’t as plump and their coats as shiny as your typical house cat.  Animals are not a nuisance within human society, they have as much of a right to it as we do.  When overpopulation becomes a problem spaying and neutering is an acceptable option, but please don’t trap cats to turn in for euthanasia.

PETA wants attention? Let them have it.

The above video links to a multimedia news story by Bob Chipman.

It highlights how the recent incident involving PETA and Mario is really just a call to attention, and in that case, he decides to give PETA exactly the attention they asked for. 
emilymachtblau:

Probably the best Vegan/Veg ‘propaganda’ I’ve ever come across. It was given to me near Wells Hall by some timid Indian dude saying “Help end violence.” As I am not a fan of violence, I grabbed one. I’ve read a lot and seen a lot of anti-cruelty articles/videos, but this was powerful AND practical. It didn’t rely on sex to sell (cough, cough, PETA), and didn’t overstep any boundaries by showing horrific extremes in the cases of slaughterhouses. The booklet merely went through the slaughter process for all the animals humans consume nearly daily. It had citations and websites for further information on every statistic or fact posted. 
My favorite part though, was that (despite being distributed by Vegan Outreach) it opened with

Thank you for accepting this booklet. As you read on, please bear in mind that opposing the cruelties of factory farming is not an all-or-nothing proposition: By simply eating less meat, you can help prevent farmed animals from suffering.

and concluded with

If you decide to eliminate animal-derived foods from your diet, please remember: the objective is to reduce suffering, not to achieve personal purity or perfection.

It was simple, down to Earth, and honest…not elitist, or finger-pointing like (once again) PETA. It recognized that many people are very close minded to a vegetarian lifestyle, and did not criticize this (directly at least…a few quotes included criticisms of the “schizoid quality to our relationship with animals, in which sentiment and brutality exist side by side”). The variety of sources was astounding, it ranged from medical journals, to Jeremy Bentham, to the NYTimes, to on-site observations of slaughterhouses. 
Long story short: This pamphlet made me cry, and I don’t cry much. It made me so happy I’ve already been preventing cruelty for nearly 5 months now. 
I would love to eliminate the stereotype that vegetarians are a bunch of elitists and are disgusted with everyone who chooses an omnivore diet. I would love to see more vegetarian/vegan groups trying to spread compassion without relying on sex, playing on insecurities, and blame. 
/endreview

emilymachtblau:

Probably the best Vegan/Veg ‘propaganda’ I’ve ever come across. It was given to me near Wells Hall by some timid Indian dude saying “Help end violence.” As I am not a fan of violence, I grabbed one. I’ve read a lot and seen a lot of anti-cruelty articles/videos, but this was powerful AND practical. It didn’t rely on sex to sell (cough, cough, PETA), and didn’t overstep any boundaries by showing horrific extremes in the cases of slaughterhouses. The booklet merely went through the slaughter process for all the animals humans consume nearly daily. It had citations and websites for further information on every statistic or fact posted. 

My favorite part though, was that (despite being distributed by Vegan Outreach) it opened with

Thank you for accepting this booklet. As you read on, please bear in mind that opposing the cruelties of factory farming is not an all-or-nothing proposition: By simply eating less meat, you can help prevent farmed animals from suffering.

and concluded with

If you decide to eliminate animal-derived foods from your diet, please remember: the objective is to reduce suffering, not to achieve personal purity or perfection.

It was simple, down to Earth, and honest…not elitist, or finger-pointing like (once again) PETA. It recognized that many people are very close minded to a vegetarian lifestyle, and did not criticize this (directly at least…a few quotes included criticisms of the “schizoid quality to our relationship with animals, in which sentiment and brutality exist side by side”). The variety of sources was astounding, it ranged from medical journals, to Jeremy Bentham, to the NYTimes, to on-site observations of slaughterhouses. 

Long story short: This pamphlet made me cry, and I don’t cry much. It made me so happy I’ve already been preventing cruelty for nearly 5 months now. 

I would love to eliminate the stereotype that vegetarians are a bunch of elitists and are disgusted with everyone who chooses an omnivore diet. I would love to see more vegetarian/vegan groups trying to spread compassion without relying on sex, playing on insecurities, and blame. 

/endreview

(Source: proudflutedad)

thatcoffeegirl:

http://www.petakillsanimals.com/petasdirtysecret.cfm
I’ve addressed a bit about why PETA does what it does on my original reblog:

PETA believes in total animal liberation. No Zoos, Farms, Meat, Dairy, Eggs, Guide dogs, police dogs, circuses, animals in movies, and no pets. However, these domestic animals cannot simply be returned to the wild either.  PETA believes these animals should be bred out of existence, since their existence hinges upon human involvement anyways.  One theory is that PETA euthanizes so many animals a year to this end, and I agree that that probably has at least a part in it.Another theory is that it’s just too expensive to actually help animals, and PETA would rather spend its 33 million dollar annual budget on advertisements, publicity stunts, and helping to pay for the defense of the various accused eco and domestic terrorists who commit crimes in the name of animal liberation.  Less than one percent of PETA’s funds actually go to helping animals, though they have the means to do so if they wished.  

Why do they pay for the legal fees of arsonists? The arsonists serve their interest in attacking places PETA deems “The enemy” or by acting in the name of animal liberation/animal rights.  That’s basically why PETA does anything they do, it serves their interest. I can’t tell you too much more than that (well, I could, but it would just get repetitive very fast). I’m not PETA, I can’t say with absolution.  PETA could, but they wont; since it’s not exactly something they want to look bad about.Why do I do what I do?  I love animals. I love people. I don’t like how PETA kills animals. I don’t like how PETA hurts people. I don’t like how PETA takes advantage of animal lovers.  Money that goes to PETA belongs to the animals, and should go to groups that will actually spend it helping them.  I want to educate people, those who aren’t involved with PETA and those who are, so that one day all of PETA’s supporters will be supporters because they truly believe in what PETA does, not what they think they do.  To that end I try to inform people where I can, and lately I’ve found the internet to be a wonderful media to reach many people (not that I was living under a rock and just discovered the internet, of course).I also want to provide people who want to spread information with a place for that information to collect and be viewed.  It’s much easier to get updates from my blog than to go searching through every post and news report made about PETA. 

I’ve addressed a bit about why PETA does what it does on my original reblog:

PETA believes in total animal liberation. No Zoos, Farms, Meat, Dairy, Eggs, Guide dogs, police dogs, circuses, animals in movies, and no pets. However, these domestic animals cannot simply be returned to the wild either.  PETA believes these animals should be bred out of existence, since their existence hinges upon human involvement anyways.  One theory is that PETA euthanizes so many animals a year to this end, and I agree that that probably has at least a part in it.

Another theory is that it’s just too expensive to actually help animals, and PETA would rather spend its 33 million dollar annual budget on advertisements, publicity stunts, and helping to pay for the defense of the various accused eco and domestic terrorists who commit crimes in the name of animal liberation.  Less than one percent of PETA’s funds actually go to helping animals, though they have the means to do so if they wished.  

Why do they pay for the legal fees of arsonists? The arsonists serve their interest in attacking places PETA deems “The enemy” or by acting in the name of animal liberation/animal rights.  
That’s basically why PETA does anything they do, it serves their interest. I can’t tell you too much more than that (well, I could, but it would just get repetitive very fast). I’m not PETA, I can’t say with absolution.  PETA could, but they wont; since it’s not exactly something they want to look bad about.

Why do I do what I do?  I love animals. I love people. I don’t like how PETA kills animals. I don’t like how PETA hurts people. I don’t like how PETA takes advantage of animal lovers.  Money that goes to PETA belongs to the animals, and should go to groups that will actually spend it helping them.  

I want to educate people, those who aren’t involved with PETA and those who are, so that one day all of PETA’s supporters will be supporters because they truly believe in what PETA does, not what they think they do.  To that end I try to inform people where I can, and lately I’ve found the internet to be a wonderful media to reach many people (not that I was living under a rock and just discovered the internet, of course).

I also want to provide people who want to spread information with a place for that information to collect and be viewed.  It’s much easier to get updates from my blog than to go searching through every post and news report made about PETA. 

I am not vegan or vegetarian.  I can link you to one of the many posts I’ve written about my personal views on the subject of eating meat, if you like.There is no way to simply “fix” PETA, unfortunately.  The only way the organization as a whole can be saved is if you completely removed all of the current employees and Ingrid Newkirk, the founder.  PETA as it is has no problem: 
Euthanizing healthy animals
Lying to their supporters and benefactors
Lying to the people who trust them with their animals
Spending money donated for animal welfare on legal fees for accused arsonists
Using women as sexual objects to attract attention
Taking advantage of victims of animal attacks, and labeling it as “karma”
Providing children with disturbing images that can have damaging effects on their psyches
Lying about health effects of a completely vegan diet (“Got Cancer? It’s because you eat meat.” “Got Down-Syndrome? Our doctors say it’s because you eat meat.”  ”If you didn’t eat meat, these bad things wouldn’t happen to you.”)
Actually spending almost no money on helping animals, regardless of the image they portray onto society, the image people think represents them.
Now I have no problem with PETA’s ideals.  I, personally, do not agree with complete animal liberation.  I think that interaction between Animal and Man is important, and things like having (well treated) pets in the classroom and home helps to teach kids to respect other lifeforms, and to see them as the same as us.  This being said, if an organization like PETA stepped up and told me they wanted to fight for complete animal liberation, I’d tell them to go right ahead. It’s their right to be able to do so.

I am not vegan or vegetarian.  I can link you to one of the many posts I’ve written about my personal views on the subject of eating meat, if you like.

There is no way to simply “fix” PETA, unfortunately.  The only way the organization as a whole can be saved is if you completely removed all of the current employees and Ingrid Newkirk, the founder.  

PETA as it is has no problem: 

  1. Euthanizing healthy animals
  2. Lying to their supporters and benefactors
  3. Lying to the people who trust them with their animals
  4. Spending money donated for animal welfare on legal fees for accused arsonists
  5. Using women as sexual objects to attract attention
  6. Taking advantage of victims of animal attacks, and labeling it as “karma”
  7. Providing children with disturbing images that can have damaging effects on their psyches
  8. Lying about health effects of a completely vegan diet (“Got Cancer? It’s because you eat meat.” “Got Down-Syndrome? Our doctors say it’s because you eat meat.”  ”If you didn’t eat meat, these bad things wouldn’t happen to you.”)
  9. Actually spending almost no money on helping animals, regardless of the image they portray onto society, the image people think represents them.

Now I have no problem with PETA’s ideals.  I, personally, do not agree with complete animal liberation.  I think that interaction between Animal and Man is important, and things like having (well treated) pets in the classroom and home helps to teach kids to respect other lifeforms, and to see them as the same as us.  This being said, if an organization like PETA stepped up and told me they wanted to fight for complete animal liberation, I’d tell them to go right ahead. It’s their right to be able to do so.