Tuesday, January 06, 2015

PETA Again Proves Itself Bizarre and Callous; Sarah Palin Level-Headed

Palin photo
PETA jumped at the chance to needlessly berate Sarah Palin for pictures she posted of her son standing on his service dog especially trained to help him.
“It’s odd that anyone—let alone a mother—would find it appropriate to post such a thing, with no apparent sympathy for the dog in the photo,” PETA said in a statement on its website Friday.

“Then again, PETA, along with everyone else, is used to the hard-hearted, seeming obliviousness of this bizarrely callous woman, who actually thought it appropriate to be filmed while turkeys were being slaughtered right behind her in full view of the camera,” the activist group added referring to a 2008 interview at Triple D Farm in Palmer, Alaska.
The top brass at PETA seem unable to think or act clearly either about its goal or targets. It turns out that PETA didn't even blink when a similar photo was posted just last summer as cute by PETA's 2009 woman of the year, Ellen DeGeneres. No calling DeGeneres either "hard-hearted" or a "bizarrely, callous woman".

Apparently, if you are one of PETA's favorites, you can do whatever you want to animals. In fact, PETA is known for its record of killing upwards of 80% of the animals in its care.  How's that for "ethical treatment"?

So, no wonder PETA named New York Mayor Bill de Blasio their person of the year for 2014 even though de Blasio dropped a groundhog at a public relations event last February. The groundhog died a week later of the internal injuries it sustained. Of course, nothing from PETA about de Blasio using a groundhog as a political prop without having the skills to appropriately hold it. But, then PETA uses animals as fund raising props before killing them. So, "ethical treatment" apparently means whether PETA can fund raise from it and has nothing to do with actually hurting or killing animals gratuitously.

puppies killed by PETA
Palin, by contrast, responded with grace merely pointing out PETA's hypocrisy and double standard. Governor Palin even intimated that perhaps they could have something in common in so far as PETA truly respects God's creation. Palin refrained from mentioning the number of animals PETA kills each year.

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MAX Redline said...

Yeah, I briefly mentioned that during the Twitter flurry of "outrage" - the dog didn't seem to mind at all when a six year-old stood on him, but then, PeTA and other nutters will jump on anything.

Still, PeTA's record is slightly better than that of the "Humane Society of the United States" (HSUS), which has a 98% kill-rate.

It's why I advocate strongly against supporting these organizations, and you've done a great service on behalf of animals with this post, TD. With luck, fewer people will be deceived by such organizations, which exist solely to pad the pockets of the organizers themselves.

T. D. said...

Your posts on PETA (and HSUS) have been essential to my understanding that they are frauds. I'm an animal lover. Just this summer rescued two sparrow chicks that had been thrown out on our patio. So, knowing who to trust on this is important to me. Thank you, Max!

Interesting that in the NBC footage they say that PETA says the Palin animals are undoubtedly well treated. So, NBC contacted PETA. But, NBC didn't hold PETA's feet to the fire in asking PETA about the DeGeneres photo or de Blasio's fatal drop of the groundhog during a photo op. And, of course, not a word about PETA's history of killing the animals in its care.

MAX Redline said...

As mentioned, you've done a great service for animals with your post, and I've linked to it in a post today. I hope that it'll help to open the eyes of other "donors" who simply respond to the emotional tv ads they run.

Want to help animals via donation? I recommend ASPCA.

T. D. said...

Good recommendation. Also, thanks to your posts, Max, the Audubon Society is off my list of possible organizations to donate to.

MAX Redline said...

Good to see, TD - I lost all respect for them during the great California condor debacle, when they joined with Sierra Club and NRDC to sue the USFWS in order to prevent them from capturing the 21 remaining birds and working with zoos to subject them to a rigorous captive propagation program in order to expand the gene pool.

They eventually lost, at great expense to taxpayers. Subsequently, the birds were captured, and there are now some 500 of them - several of which have been reintroduced into the wild, where successful reproduction has also since occurred. No thanks to the "conservation" groups.

Too many of them use their donated funds to litigate, in my view.

If anyone's looking for a group that does actual conservation work, I'd recommend The Nature Conservancy. They actually examine habitat and then purchase it.

A couple of great examples of TNC work can be found at the Tom McCall wildflower preserve near Rowena in the Columbia Gorge, or closer to home, the Camassia Natural Area in West Linn. The latter is one of the few Oak/Madrone woodlands remaining in the Willamette Valley (beware of poison oak when visiting).



T. D. said...

Thanks for the info and links, Max. I had heard of The Nature Conservancy, but did not know much about it. I like that it puts its money where its mouth is and buys lands. Wow! People with some integrity.

MAX Redline said...

They actually use their membership/donation money for something other than litigation and fattening their wallets, TD. Kinda refreshing!

You can visit the nearby areas linked to. See what they're about. They also have a tract on the Sandy River, which is really beautiful. Unfortunately, I forget exactly where it is.

T. D. said...

Thanks for the information, Max. I didn't know about their many activities. Your hint led me to this link for their property on the Sandy River: