Tuesday, June 15, 2010
1995: "LET the Animals Live" animal welfare organization chairman, Benny Schlesinger, was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy. Police told the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court that Schlesinger allegedly gave a ride to the youth late Thursday night, supplied him with Ecstasy tablets, brought him home and took advantage of his being under the influence of the pills to sexually abuse him. Schlesinger allegedly also videotaped the encounter. No animals were harmed during the taping of that video.
During a 1996 PeTA awards gala, Alec Baldwin was interviewed by the television program “Extra... The Entertainment Magazine," where he voiced his opposition to ALL medical research. At the same time, however, Baldwin has also advocated for breast cancer research and has publicly supported various AIDS-related charities.
In October 1997, a university renamed its breast cancer facility in honor of Alec Baldwin’s mother, Carol Baldwin, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 1990. This recognition honored her many years of activism in raising both awareness and funding for research of the critical affliction. In 1997, Baldwin participated in a gala that raised more than $500,000 for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc.
1997 - An extremist AR group called the "Justice Department" claimed responsibility for the pre-Thanksgiving contamination of turkeys. They claimed to have contaminated thousands of birds in supermarkets along the east coast of the U.S. with a 'lethal substance' they would not identify. Unlike other groups that balk at injuring people in their attempt to stop animal use, the JD has often directed its violence towards humans. The group has previously sent letters enclosing rat poison laced razor blades to its intended victims. (AR note: Never use rat poison on actual rats)
1998: Connecticut. Mr. Mannetti, an animal rights advocate for 12 years, holds a permit for trapping on this land but he hasn't set a single trap. He bid on the exclusive right to trap animals on parcels of state property -- then in effect declared the land a trap-free zone. Mannetti joined with other animal rights advocates in a campaign that could win them permits for about 45,000 acres, nearly a third of the state land where trapping is allowed. They entered the program to subvert and undermine it.
A similar strategy was used by environmentalists in the West who have won the grazing rights on government-owned land to prevent overgrazing. Sometimes they are thwarted, however. Idaho changed the law so that only ranchers could bid on state grazing land. Take note, legislators!
1999- PeTA activists were caught on video during a protest in Seattle at the World Trade convention. They threw large glass marbles at the feet of mounted horsemen and two of the horses fell. One horse broke a leg and the rider of the second horse was severely injured. If this is what they call "ethical", I want NO part of it.
When animal rights activists "rescue and release" lab animals, minks and other animals that are not bred to live in outdoor environments, few if any, survive. In one incident alone, over 300 freed mink in Utah were found, starved and frozen to death. What kind of rights are these? The "Rite" of Death?
In 2000, animal rights proponents were shocked to learn that PeTA shills Alec Baldwin and wife Kim Bassinger are the proud, unrepentant owners of eleven dogs, seven cats and a wolf. While condemning the pet ownership of others, the average animal rights activist keeps five or more pets, according to a 1993 survey by Animals Agenda. Such hypocrites call us "hoarders."
2001 - PeTA was defending the rights of deer to live. On the way home from the protest, two members hit a deer which had run on to the highway. The members informed the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife that they intended to sue for damages and injuries. In their letter they stated that the Division was responsible for the damages “as a result of their deer management program, which includes, in certain circumstances, an affirmative effort to increase deer population.” As I remember it, the animal rights groups lobbied against deer hunting and the Division caved in. Unbelievable! But True.
2002 - Animal rights "godfather" and self-proclaimed atheist, Peter Singer, claims Christianity is harmful to animals. Singer coined the phrase "speciesism" which basically means that man thinks he is superior to any other species. Singer expanded on his controversial position that a "severely disabled" infant may be killed up to 28 days after its birth if the parents deem the baby's life is not worth living." His workshop, When is Killing OK?, discussed various scenarios - like vicious animals, unwanted dogs & cats, and unwanted or deformed fetuses. What about trapping and killing animals that destroy farm animals and crops? What about that!?
"I think that a chimpanzee certainly has greater self-awareness than a newborn baby" he told reporters. Hmmm, perhaps a chimp has greater humanity than Singer.
Singer was asked several questions about whether his concept of animal rights included the protection of insects, rodents or shellfish. "I think insects are, you are right, the toughest conflicts we generally face. I wouldn't kill a spider if I can avoid killing a spider and I don't think I need to," he said. What if termites were threatening his home? "With termites that are actually eating out the foundation of my home, and this happens, this is a more serious problem and I think at that point, I would feel that I need to dwell somewhere and if I can't drive them away in some way, I guess I would end up killing them," he conceded.
When asked why humans should not be able to eat animals when animals eat other animals, Singer acknowledged that humans have to be held to a different standard. [YES! Finally - something we can agree with!] . . . . "Animals generally are not making moral choices. Animals are not the same as humans. They can't reflect on what they are doing and think about the alternatives. Humans can. So there is no reason for taking what they do as a sort of moral lesson for us to take. We're the ones who have to have the responsibility for making those choices," he said.
You can read the entire article for yourself. It's a doozy.
2003 -Pet Fest America. “Laugh as these canine clowns present a show the whole family will enjoy,” exclaim the advertisements for Pet Fest America. In January, the Humane Society of the United States booked a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena in Washington, D.C. for the event. HSUS, as we know, does not mind using animals to make money for their organization and they gladly peddled “four-legged acrobats” to do so. Ironically, HSUS called Pet Fest America “hours of fun and entertainment” for “everyone who cares about animals.”
2004: Animal rights activists would occupy as many as five of the 13 seats on a newly constituted Fish and Game Council, under terms of a bill recently introduced in the New Jersey state Legislature. Why? Truly, that is like housing the foxes in the chicken coop.
2005 Two PeTA activists kill and dump dogs they "rescued" from shelters. In fact, records clearly show that from July 1998 through December 2009, they killed over 23,000 dogs, cats and other companion animals. They have a walk-in freezer to store the dead bodies and a contract with a company to cremate them. Over 90 percent of the animals PeTA took in during a 5 year period were put to death.
2006 Eric McDavid, one of the alleged Earth Liberation Front eco-terrorists arrested on charges of conspiring to commit arson, claimed a First Amendment right to a vegan diet while he awaited trial in jail. More research revealed that McDavid and his co-defendants ate, "among other things, shrimp stir-fry pizza and chocolate-chip pancakes, none of which is part of a vegan diet." Worse yet, McDavid professed to respect all life while telling a confidant that human casualties are a possibility [during eco-terrorist acts] and that is not a problem for them.
2007 : A Colorado blizzard left thousands of cattle (an estimated 340,000) stranded and starving. In a totally transparent act of hypocrisy, PeTA refused to help. This prompted Governor Bill Owens, appearing on a Denver radio show, to call PeTA, "frauds" and "a bunch of losers."The reason given for this horrible lack of compassion, according to a PeTA spokesman was, "In six months they're going to be killed and end up on someone's plate." So sayeth PeTA. So mote it be.
2008 - Zuzana K. (Rexano) tells us about the heartwarming story of Christian the Lion (YouTube), bought in 1969 and raised in the apartment by two Australians living in London. The Australians eventually met actors Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna who filmed the movie “Born Free” about a real lioness Elsa, who was reintroduced to the wild. The actors personally knew and portrayed George and Joy Adamson, the real people behind the movie, who raised and released their lioness Elsa back into wild.
The Australians contacted George Adamson and ended up taking their lion, Christian, to Kenya where he was released into the wild. The hit video "Christian the Lion" takes place when the Australians, Anthony “Ace” Bourke and John Rendall, returned to Africa to reunite with their pet lion. What many do not know is that the son of the actor Bill Travers is Will Travers, CEO of Born Free USA which united with the Animal Protection Institute (API), an extreme animal rights (AR) group that actively pushes for bans on exotic animals in captivity. They would rather see these animals extinct than saved in captivity. The group that is now selling the DVD in the UK and making money off of the very touching story of the deep bond between a human and lion is the very bond this group wants to eliminate by pushing for exotic animal bans and for closing the zoos!
2008 & 2009 Oprah jumps on the bandwagon and campaigns against the "horrors of factory farms." This PeTA "person of the year", much to their dismay, decided to give away two pieces of KFC to every human in America. Oops.
Animal activist, Pamela Anderson drives an expensive gas guzzling Range Rover. 2010 prices start at around $78,000 and leather seats and wood trim are standard. Doesn't she understand the concept of political correctness? The rich are different and are valuable tools to the AR orgs no matter how they bend the rules.
OctoMom promotes spay and neuter for PeTA. Enough said.
2010: Lisa "Olivia" Munn is another PeTA promoter. She thinks it's better for young computer junkies to stay home and watch TV - like the program she co-hosts for G4, Attack of the Show! - than to go to the circus. She gushes that she was brought to tears by the AR video online about the Ringling Brothers elephants. Munn, like many of her ilk doesn't really follow the PeTA party line and probably isn't aware of it because she wore leather boots to the unveiling of her new PeTA billboard that features her naked body.
Those of you that understand the animal rights agenda will remember many more examples of hypocrisy. For those of you that don't get it, maybe these examples will help open your eyes so you can see what is happening more clearly.
Read about the "Irony Police" in Winston Gladwell's great article, HSUS - Their Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds.
Here's another fun website - Deceiver.com. Their motto is "Do as you say or we'll say what you do." I like it!
More Musings about Animal Rights
Check out this book by Peter Schweizer Do As I Say (Not As I Do) - Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy.