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As many of you know, I despise PETA. It does a great deal of harm to animals. See here for one example. With friends like PETA, animals don't need enemies

Your Friday Moth to a Flame

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We want to take a building that has been a flashpoint for conflict on one moral issue and turn it into a place of dialogue on another one," said Bruce Friedrich, vice president for policy at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA wants to buy the clinic owned by slain Dr. Tiller. "We

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German Court Bans PETA "Holocaust" Campaign

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The German constitutional court has ruled that animal rights organisation PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) must end its campaign in which it draws a comparison between the Holocaust and industrial farming. PETA wants to run a campaign that compares factory farming to the Holocaust. Touchy subject there in Germany.

Efforts to Rescue Lolita the Orca from Miami

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund, People for the Ethical Treatment of Individuals and three individuals challenge the NMFS decision "to exclude from the listing of the Southern Resident killer whale population all captive members of that population and their progeny." Read the rest of the article in the Courthouse News Service. Animal-rights activists claim an orca is being held in an "inadequate tank" in the Miami Seaquarium.

PETA to Start Using Porn in its Advocacy

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The fur is flying over plans by the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals to run a porn site in the group’s fight against animal abuse. Well, uh, I really don't know WHAT to say. Weird. Excerpted from the Toronto Sun. Peta.xxx will have sexually explicit content and address animal rights issues. Combining porn and images of abused animals is “repulsive,” insisted Gwen Landolt with Real Women of Canada. This exploits women and is an abuse of people.

Coast Guard Defends Medical Practice on Animals

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Frederick was responding after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called on the Pentagon to stop the practice. I knew the military in general used animals for combat medical practice.hadn't thought of the Coast Guard though. PETA leads the charge against the Coast Guard. For the full story, go here to the Washington Post.

Controversial Elephant Death at San Diego Zoo

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals also criticized the zoo in the wake of the death. Here's the full article from the Los Angeles Times. An animal rights group has called for a federal investigation into the death of an elephant at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Umoya, a 21-year-old African elephant, died Thursday, possibly due to injuries suffered during an attack by another elephant.

Lucy the Elephant's Case to be Heard by Canadian Supreme Court?

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Every day that Lucy spends at the Valley Zoo, her condition continues to deteriorate," Jeffrey Kerr, a lawyer for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said Wednesday. Could be. Excerpted from CTV News. The Supreme Court of Canada could be getting involved in the battle over the fate of an ailing elephant in an Edmonton zoo. Animal rights groups are seeking leave to appeal to the high court in their ongoing fight to have Lucy the elephant moved to a warm-weather U.S.

Pam Anderson Urges End to India's Animal Testing

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It broke my heart to see the suffering that is documented in the enclosed video", wrote Anderson, in a letter sent on behalf of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). I don't always know how I personally feel about Pamela Anderson, but I can't argue with her (non-acting) work. Her letter to the Indian research facility is pretty distressing. Sounds like she watched a harsh video. For the full story, g o here to the Vancouver Sun.

PETA Settlement over Shelter Records

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The Standard-Examiner of Ogden said Wednesday that the county will pay $17,732 to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Follow-up from the Utah scandal in which shelter animals were being sold for research purposes. For the full story, go to NECN.com. The Davis County Commission has agreed to pay the legal fees of an animal rights group after settling a lawsuit over animal shelter records.

US Retailers Concerned Over Australia's Delay in Ending Mulesing

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Mulesing, in which woolgrowers surgically remove parts of merino lambs' rears to prevent potentially fatal flystrike, has sparked demonstrations and litigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Such an awful practice. But, as is typical with many large industries, there is a resistance to change unless there is a clear and immediate profit windfall. Why change for welfare purposes if there is no clear economic benefit?

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PETA's Orca Lawsuit Dismissed by Federal Judge

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On February 8, a federal judge said ‘no,’ stopping a historic case filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals against SeaWorld for violating the 13th Amendment on slavery. Well, it's still historic and precedent-setting. Here's hoping we see more of these legal challenges. Full story posted on Global Animal and from the Huffington Post. Do whales deserve constitutional protection against slavery?

US Judge Asked to Hear Case about Orcas

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US District Judge Jeffrey Miller called the hearing in San Diego after Sea World asked the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) that names five orcas as plaintiffs in the case. We'll see how it goes. Even when we lose these battles, the fact that they are heard at all is an important step. Barriers are broken and precedents are set for the future. I'm tired of being a pessimist all the time. Excerpted from the Sydney Morning Herald.

"Earthlings" Available as Audio Book

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"Earthlings" is a film about animal abuse narrated by Joaquin Phoenix. I've never watched it, but heard it talked about on a vegan podcast. It's supposed to be so intense, it turns people into vegans (Ellen DeGeneres for one.) For those who can't handle the visuals, now it's available as an audio book. Earthlings is a feature-length documentary about how dependent human beings are on animals, primarily in five key areas: pets, food, clothing, entertainment and science.

FL Animal Control Conducts Bizarre Experiment

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In addition, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals filed a complaint with the USDA.The dog’s owners said the dog was in the truck too long; a necropsy was inconclusive, but one pathologist said heat and dehydration were likely contributing factors. News of the Weird Owners claim dog died from being in non-ventilated Animal Control vehicle. How should Animal Control evaluate their claim? Stick another dog in the same situation and see if it dies too!

Puerto Rico Ships Monkey to.Baghdad?

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In the middle of the war, animals are the least of anyone's concern," said Lisa Wathne, spokeswoman for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The Baghdad Zoo rakes in some more animals. Puerto Rico is using it as a dumping ground for "nuisance" monkeys. Puerto Rico is eager to rid itself of the estimated 2,000 patas and rhesus monkeys that have taken a toll on wildlife and agriculture in the Lajas Valley since escaping from nearby research centers 30 years ago. "We

Australian Fireman Honored by Animal Rights Activists

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Tree, 44, has been rewarded for his compassion by rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) which gave him its Hero to Animals Award. The fireman who saved Sam the Koala is now an international Youtube star. And getting recognition he deserves for his kindness.Mr The compassion that David Tree showed in caring for Sam is an inspiration to others throughout the community and beyond,' said Peta Director Jason Baker.

Don't Eat Camel - Eat Schmeat!

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Earlier this year, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced that it will offer a $1 million X Prize for the creation of affordable, humane, and "commercially viable" test-tube meat by 2012. I'd rather not any meat at all, thank you, but for those meat addicts like my husband, this could help. This article on Gristmill (excerpt below) goes into detail on pros and cons of "schmeat."

From Today's New York Times

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals applauds the efforts of those district attorneys and animal control officers who are enforcing the law against those few chefs who continue to flout it. To the Editor: “ Some in California Skirt a Ban on Foie Gras ” (news article, Aug. 13) might give readers the impression that California chefs are free to serve foie gras as a complimentary side dish and so evade the state ban on sales. Not so.

Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) conducted the initial investigation[2] that exposed the apparent cruelty at Professional Laboratory and Research Services, an inconspicuous rural lab funded by large pharmaceutical companies to test insecticides and other chemicals used in companion animal products. Awful story, but this is the reason I support PETA, even when they do wacky things sometimes. Their investigations produce results. From the PR Newswire.

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From Today's New York Times

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Kathy Guillermo Director Laboratory Investigations Department People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Norfolk, Va., To the Editor: Re “ Biotech Company to Auction Chances to Clone a Dog ” (news article, May 21): Cloning animals to “replace” treasured companions is a boondoggle. These beloved animals’ personalities and charming quirks cannot be so easily reproduced.

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March 18, 2010 The writer is director of the Emergency Response Team, cruelty investigations department, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals To the Editor: Re “ Animal Abuse as Clue to Additional Cruelties ” (news article, March 18): As someone who deals with dozens of cruelty-to-animals cases every week, I applaud states that are imposing stricter penalties on people who hurt animals and that are working to establish online registries of animal abusers.

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NEWKIRK President, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Norfolk, Va., To the Editor: In “ Where Cows Are Happy and Food Is Healthy ” (column, Sept. 9), Nicholas D. Kristof describes “happy” cows that are loved “like children” by an organic dairy farmer. I applaud his recognition that cows are individual feeling beings that share with us the ability to experience happiness and contentment, fear and pain.

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Tracy Reiman Executive Vice President People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Los Angeles, Oct. To the Editor: Re “ New Way to Help Chickens Cross to Other Side ” (front page, Oct. 22): PETA is proud to see that its hard work behind the scenes with Bell & Evans and other companies to encourage implementation of this new, less cruel form of slaughter is finally coming to fruition.

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28, 2007 The writer, on the staff of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, writes for its Animals in Entertainment Campaign To the Editor: Re “ Tiger on the Loose: Can It Happen Here? ” (news article, Dec. 27): It’s little wonder that Tatiana, the tiger that escaped from the San Francisco Zoo, longed for her freedom.

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July 31, 2007 The writer is the director of Domestic Animals and Wildlife Rescue & Information for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals To the Editor: “ Should Most Pet Owners Be Required to Neuter Their Animals? ,” by Verlyn Klinkenborg (Editorial Observer, July 30), is right: “The rate at which dogs are purchased and euthanized in this country is not a sign of our affection for them. It’s a sign of our indifference.”

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Newkirk President, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Norfolk, Va., To the Editor: “ What’s Next in the Law? The Unalienable Rights of Chimps ,” by Adam Cohen (Editorial Observer, July 14), unfairly characterized PETA’s efforts. Few people know the depth of our work, as it is mostly our stunts that make the news.

Meat with No Feet!?

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A while back PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) offered $1 million to any company or person who could come up with a cost effective way to produce cloned meat on a large scale, the goal being that people could still satisfy their meat cravings, but that animals wouldn’t have to be slaughtered for that purpose. If I knew that the meat was humane and safe, I wouldn’t have a problem with it ethically at all.

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For example, Charles Patterson wrote in Eternal Treblinka —a book specifically endorsed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals—that "the road to Auschwitz begins at the slaughterhouse." Addendum 3: When I was a law student at Wayne State University in the early 1980s, I took a graduate philosophy course in ethics with Bruce Russell. Taylor in Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986).

On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

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And what follows, as you might imagine, is his support of "ethical meat" (for those who insist on eating animals). Tags: Activism Books Ethics Language