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|“||We should use Drones to keep the hunters in check.||„|
|~ Ingrid Newkirk|
Though their actions, like the Animal Liberation Front, are generally “good-intentioned,” they have similar traits of most extremist groups where they refuse to listen to other members of society. One villainous action of theirs was when famous Australian personality Steve “The Crocodile Hunter” Irwin died, their vice-president defamed him, having claimed that he enjoyed frightening animals. PETA was forced to apologize to Irwin's family by the Australian government.
The members are also against using animals for research. It dismembers all forms of humans taking advantage of animals. Many groups have been targeted by PETA, such as the Ringling Brothers Circus, KFC, McDonald's, and Nike. Notable members and donors include Wacka Flacka Flame, Christy Turlington, Rob Thomas, Rise Against, Patti Davis, the Veronicas, Karen Mitchell, and even former U.S. President Barack Obama.
The group's goal is total animal liberation, meaning no domesticated animals, zoos, aquariums, meat eating, or animal testing. Despite this, the group has killed over 40,000 animals at its shelter in North Carolina, including the animals they rescued in 1991, killing 32 rabbits and roosters. They have long-standing ties to the ALF and ELF, which the FBI had classified as serious domesticated terrorist threats, PETA has also given thousands of dollars to arsonists and convicted criminals, helping less than 1% of animals. They are also against animal use in medical research. As founder Ingrid Newkirk said, "Even if animal testing produced an aid, we'd be against it."
In October 2014, they made a deal with a trailer park in Virginia to kidnap stray animals from there. One day, PETA workers were filmed on the Cerate family's security camera kidnapping the family pet chihuahua Maya, while Wilbur Cerate was out. Days later, the workers returned with a fruit basket with note saying that they euthanized the dog. The workers were charged, but the charges were soon dropped because of insufficient evidence.
On November 15th, 2014, PETA launched its own dedicated Minecraft server as a means to use the popular sandbox game as a platform to spread propaganda, featuring an "animal utopia", various flower and vegetable gardens, a digital replica of PETA's headquarters, and an abandoned and decaying slaughterhouse. In addition, because PETA does not like the idea of harming and killing digital animals, they made it against the rules of this server to attack any of the animals.
Ironically, the majority of donations to PETA don't actually go towards helping animals but instead are spent on their own lavish lifestyles.
PETA Kills Animals
PETA has been known for killing animals and dismissing them as “humane”, even though they are not.
According to stats, it is estimated that PETA took in 50,000 animals and killed 42,000 since 1998. For info go to whypetakills.org and petakillsanimals.com.
The records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services are here: http://www.nathanwinograd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/PETA2014.pdf
As of current, PETA is attempting to invalidate PETA Kills Animals/CCF with a smear campaign which claims it to be a scam set up by profit-driven enterprises that kills animals cruelly, such as the meat industry: http://petakillsanimalsscam.com/ http://consumerdeception.com