So, what’s wrong with PETA?
- Euthanasia: For a desperate pet owner with nowhere else to turn, it would seem that there would be no safer place to bring their animal than a shelter run by PETA. After all, an organization so dedicated to the well-being of all creatures great and small would do anything in their power to make sure Fluffy had the opportunity to find a loving home. Unfortunately, PETA feels it is a “kindness” to euthanize homeless pets, and they do so at a staggering rate. Their shelters kill vastly more cats and dogs than do those run by the ASPCA. PETA shelters have been known to euthanize over 90% of the animals that are rendered into their care, adopting out only a small handful. According to Daphna Nachminovitch, PETA’s vice president of cruelty investigations: “Our euthanasia program has never been a secret. This is one of many, many things that we do to alleviate the suffering of animals.”
- Body usage: PETA has long used images of nude celebrities in awareness raising ads, and in 2009, NBC pulled the plug on a PETA Super Bowl ad which featured scantily clad women making erotic intimations with vegetables. In 2012, they unveiled a porn website, which, while containing some provocative content, is largely just a ploy to attract unsuspecting viewers to its website. Disturbing videos of animal abuse far outweigh anything the lascivious might enjoy.
And the following was written by Gary Yourofsky (I know many people don’t support him due to his latest declarations, so please if you don’t like him I understand, this is only information).
PETA and Homeless Animals
As long as PETA executes homeless cats and dogs, praises slaughterhouse designer Temple Grandin, and promotes the ‘humane’ enslavement and murder of animals in the meat, dairy and egg industries, animals will never be free. Its murderous behavior, endless compromises, and myopic tactics are detrimental to the animals, and the movement that seeks to liberate them from human bondage.
PETA’s founder Ingrid Newkirk, a documented serial killer of homeless animals, literally goes out of her way to trap healthy cats in Norfolk, Virginia. The feral cats are then brought to a shed located behind its headquarters, and killed. While I was living in Norfolk in 2002, a few of the sane PETA employees told me that a representative from the nursing home next door had recently inquired why employees were taking caged cats into the shed but coming out with empty cages. BUSTED! Instead of changing her evil ways, which also proves she is addicted to killing, Newkirk ordered her crew to cover the cages with blankets so no one could see there were cats inside. As for murdering dogs, a few years ago PETA convinced a few animal shelters to call them when their cages were full and lethal injections were imminent. After promising to find the animals a home, PETA picked up the dogs and then executed them in the van as they drove back to Norfolk. A surveillance camera caught the employees dumping the dead bodies in a trash bin at a nearby grocery store.
Newkirk has maniacally deified herself the supreme arbiter of life and death, and convinced her clique that all homeless cats and dogs should be murdered. In fact, she told a very close friend of mine who used to work at PETA that if she could, she would kill ALL the animals in the world! She rationalizes this psychosis by claiming that killing animals prevents them from suffering in the future. Well, I think everyone understands that corpses can’t suffer in the future. But why would anyone want to kill victims instead of victimizers? I don’t mind using radical tactics to end a massacre (see my WHAT’S WRONG WITH VIOLENCE and MORE PROBLEMS WITH PACIFISM essays), but I would never think of harming the victims! Moreover, why doesn’t Newkirk care about the cats suffering in a cage on their way to PETA’s death shed? What about the dogs suffering in PETA’s death van when they figured out they were about to be killed? It’s crazy to murder homeless animals—or all the animals in the world—by preemptively assuming that one day they might suffer, or believing that they suffer without human companionship. If this movement rightfully condemns the meat, dairy, egg, vivisection, hunting and clothing industries for killing animals, then this movement must condemn PETA for executing homeless cats and dogs, and its sick love affair with slaughterhouse architect Grandin.
Truthfully, there’s no difference between Newkirk and any other killer of animals. They all prey on innocent beings, and rationalize the homicidal acts with diabolical excuses. Newkirk has turned PETA into an efficient animal-killing machine mirroring the companies she claims to despise. Furthermore, under Newkirk’s guidance, she has single-handedly turned the animal rights movement into a mockery with exploitative naked and semi-naked women campaigns, and ineffective cartoon-costumed protests. When rational vegans condemn PETA’s irrational approach, Newkirk dupes everyone with trite lines about “animals suffering without PETA’s existence” or “animals suffering from infighting in the movement”. Those diversionary comments only allow PETA to continue on its course of destruction.
For the record, PETA performs some good work once in a while. Then again, serial killer Ted Bundy volunteered for a suicide hotline before and during his killing spree. He saved the lives of many people. Does that mean we’re supposed to forget about the ones he murdered? The little good that PETA does with its undercover investigations shouldn’t convince anyone that PETA is a positive force for change. Doing some good while intentionally doing bad is neither acceptable nor beneficial. You can make mistakes along the way, and rectify them as soon as possible. Any well-meaning individual might bring circus placards to the vivisection protest, misspell someone’s name in an op-ed piece, or realize they should be focusing on education-based activism rather than lobbying crooked politicians. But killing homeless animals isn’t a mistake. It’s murder!
Speaking of lobbying, PETA and the Humane Society of the United States’ obsession with this is backwards. They defend this strategy by citing the value of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 19th Amendment that gave some women the right to vote. But they’re too stupid to understand that it was the culmination of thousands of violent and nonviolent protests, countless acts of civil disobedience, and massive marches that created widespread support for the laws—NOT to be passed—BUT enforced. Putting laws on the books before society understands the immorality of speciesism will NOT bring animals closer to freedom.
Concerning the HOMELESS ANIMAL SITUATION—which Newkirk uses as an excuse to kill dogs and cats—fortunately there is a SOLUTION. Besides trapping, spaying, neutering and releasing as many animals as possible, the folks who run the ‘kill’ and ‘no-kill’ shelter systems need to become relentlessly proactive with adoptions. Two of my favorite activist moments happened when I wanted to prove how easy it was to find homes for dogs.
In 2001, while I was living in California, a friend who runs a rescue group was promised a $5,000 donation if she found homes for the donor’s two dogs. I told my friend that I would solve the problem in a few hours. She said I was crazy, and would never be successful. I wrote “Please Give These Dogs a Home” on a placard and took the dogs to the corner of Wilshire and Doheny Avenue in Beverly Hills. In 47 minutes, 27 cars stopped to inquire about the dogs. Why 27? Because I interviewed people on the street instead of waiting for them to go out of their way to help. The 12th car had newlyweds who were on the way to their new house. They got the first dog. The 27th car got the second one. When I told my friend about the adoptions, she freaked out and accused me giving the dogs away to anyone. I said, “Are you fucking kidding me? Who do you think you’re talking to? Do you really think I would put an animal in harm’s way?” I got the names and phone numbers of both adoptees because I knew she would want to contact them to conduct follow-up interviews. She stormed into her office, made the calls and came back with a huge grin on her face. She said they were the nicest people she ever talked to. I said, “NO SHIT!”
Then, a few years later when I was back in Michigan, a friend found a 6-month-old pit bull who was pretty frenetic. I agreed to foster him for a few weeks. But his nonstop playing drove me crazy. The Dream Cruise, the world’s largest classic car parade with over one million attendees, was taking place on Woodward Avenue. I lived in an apartment 50 feet from the main drag. I made the same sign that I did in California. In 13 minutes seven people stopped to inquire. The seventh person was a guy with five drunk friends. Initially, I wasn’t thrilled with him, especially when his friends yelled to “keep moving”. My opinion quickly changed when he told his friends to get lost because his “Doberman needed a buddy”. He sat down on the sidewalk and started playing with the puppy. I questioned him about his job, inquired about his house, and so on. I told him I would need to check out his place before agreeing to the adoption. He said, “Let’s go right now, please. I want this dog.” He even called his girlfriend and told her to meet him there. We jumped into our vehicles and I followed him to his place. He had a wonderful little home, and the dogs got along perfectly so I left the pit bull there.
Instead of murdering animals in the back room, so-called ‘shelters’ and ‘humane societies’ need to find busy street corners, shopping malls, and huge public events, and stand there with the homeless animals until they’re adopted. Interview people on the street instead of waiting for them to come to the shelter. Proper behavior needs to be forced upon the masses. Relying on people to do good things on their own is a recipe for disaster.
The sickest part of it all is that Newkirk is not only a proven animal killer, she’s proud and defiant about it! In one of her recent books, even the politicians at Veg News Magazine wrote a startling comment. They said the book had good ideas for activists except for the part where she urged people to always carry euthanasia drugs with them in case they had to kill stray animals!
Nathan Winograd, who authored a detailed piece about PETA’s animal-killing ways (the link is in the opening paragraph), also provides valuable information about the insanity of the $155 million a year, anti-vegan, anti-animal liberation organization known as the Humane Society of the United States. PETA, for the record, brings in around $25 million a year! As for other multi-million dollar animal corporations, such as Farm Sanctuary, refrain from donating to them. Even though they unequivocally support animal liberation, millionaires don’t need financial assistance. Always donate to small, grassroots groups, such as SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary.
A quick PSA, because working in a New Age store I realize a lot of people don’t know this. Keep in mind this is the simple version.
The fella on the left-hand side, that’s Gautama Buddha, the Buddha, the central figure in Buddhism. Note that he is not considered a god, but a teacher and spiritual leader, the first to attain Enlightenment in his era. Note also how thin he is. This is because the Buddha fasted a lot. He was born Siddhartha Gautama. Buddha is a title, and not actually his name.
The fella on the right-hand side is not Buddha. This is a common misconception in the West. That is Hotai (or Budai or Hotei depending on the language), a Buddhist monk from China and folkloric hero. Hotai is thought by many to be a Buddha, but he is not the Buddha. Unlike Buddha, Hotai actually is revered as a god in Chinese folklore, although not in Buddhist practice.
This post is based on things I’ve been taught by my Buddhist coworker but if I forgot or mixed up something important and you are Buddhist and you notice, please let me know.
This has been an informational post. Have a nice day.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EVERYONE READ THIS. READ IT. LEARN IT. PREACH IT.
I AM SO TIRED OF EVERYONE BELIEVING THIS MISCONCEPTION.
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
Let me tell to you a thing.
This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.
She was perfect.
But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.
I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.
A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”
They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.
This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”
I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”
Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.
So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.
The STORY THOUGH.
Skwisgaar’s the pretty one of course “ヽ(´▽｀)ノ”
I’ve seen some posts making this guilt trip of how the people who like to dress up as a sugar skull or the Catrina for halloween or whatever is racist and cultural appropriation.
Nah, it’s completely fine, as long as you are not totally ignorant about it or disrespectful, we Mexicans also celebrate Halloween, we break the piñata (which origin is chinese) And celebrate thanksgiving.
So it’s kinda hypocrate to say it’s cultural appropriation (which is not either way) cultures are beautiful and should/could be shared, there are indeed some aspects that can be racist and or appropriating, however dressing up as a sugar skull on Halloween is not in any way offensive.
It’s not like the sugar skull represents us, represents the deceased, and actually it’s just a joyful way to represent them. And the Catrina is just a social critic which became an icon later on for the day of the dead and Mexico.
Be open minded, don’t even hate, and share this rich culture we have with the rest of humanity, chill.
You’re Scarins Me (colorized)
Okay, taking a quick break from the drawing challenge (but I will get back to it asap!)
This was my first Metalocalypse drawing so it holds a special place for me. I love emotional scenes and I love drawing sad Toki (I apparently like to break my own heart!). So…yeah. I may keep working on this one but I thought I’d share :3
Helping out a friend:P L E A S E - R E A D -VERY VERY VERY VERY I M P O R T A N T
I have less than 30 days to make up $1,500
Let me explain a short bit.
I grew up in state Foster Care and with that, it meant having no one to show me how things work as an adult. When I turned 19 and graduated High School, they took me from my foster home and paid a deposit for an apartment while I was in college. The apartment was $950 a month for JUST rent, nothing else. I was living entirely on my own, working two jobs and going to college almost full time. Needless to say I couldn’t still afford my home. I didn’t have parents to help me or anything, so one month ( a few months after moving into the place ). I couldn’t afford all my bills and rent and I was given an Eviction notice. Now I knew nothing about these things at all. I was told that if I left before it was processed through the courts that I would be safe and it’d only stay on my record and hurt my credit score. I didn’t even know wtf a credit score was. SO I„„
….. (read journal for FULL information)
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I can’t do this on my own and I don’t have someone I can just call to make a loan with, or I would. If I had someone to loan from like a family member, I’d just pay them back, but sadly the Foster Care thing means woops. No family that holds a strong bond like that..
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Only on the internet could you find a shark in a cat suit riding a roomba.
Here it is folks. The two gifs that will break me. My life has just come full circle because of this. Goodbye friends I am gone.
the duck just
takes a shit
before waddling its ass next to the cat again
DO U EVER JUST REMEMBER SOMEONE WHO PRETTY MUCH FUCKED UP YOUR LIFE AND THEN UR LIKE WOW I WAS SO FUCKING STUPID TO ALLOW THEM INTO MY LIFE FOR A STARTERS WHY DIDN’T I PUNCH THEM IN THE FACE WHILE I HAD THE CHANCE I’M GLAD THEY ARE GONE NOW