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PETA Equals Death

There is a new law in Virginia, one countless people fought hard for. It solidifies that a private animal shelter is “a facility operated for the purpose of finding permanent adoptive homes for animals.” Nothing terribly revolutionary about that, right? It’s pretty much the definition of a shelter. So why did Virginia need this law? Why did it pass the House and the Senate with overwhelming support? Why did animal welfare advocates breathe a collective sigh of relief when this happened? Because People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia and, at those headquarters, they kill thousands of animal each year.

In 2014 PETA received 2,631 animals — 2,324 of them ended up dead. Let that number sink in for a minute. 2,324 animals dead at the hands of PETA in one year. PETA fought hard against SB1381, the now law that defines what an animal shelter is, because it’s a law that can put a serious kink into its killing practices. Despite PETA’s best efforts the law passed — nobody in their right mind thinks it’s acceptable for an organization to kill thousands of animals a year. Slaughterhouses do that but slaughterhouses don’t pretend to be animal rescuers. PETA does that. You can draw your own parallels.

An organization called The Virginia Alliance for Animal Shelters (VAAS), long believed to be in bed with PETA, has hired five lobbyists, presumably to help push through new proposed legislation that would undermine SB1381, and PETA appears to have two more lobbyists waiting in the wings (ever wonder what your PETA donation dollars pay for? Now you know). The proposed legislation, three bills introduced by Delegate Bobby Orrock, would undermine completely SB1381 — the existence of which is threatening to PETA because their “shelter” does not exist to find permanent homes, their “shelter” exists as a front for the killing of animals.

So, we have a new battle ahead and we each have a vital role to play. Because, without each of us, PETA will continue to get away with murder. Here’s what you can do:

1. If you are a Virginia voter contact your representatives, if you are unsure about who your representatives are you can find them here. Please let them respectfully know that you oppose HB157, HB340, and HB156. These are the bills that will undermine SB1381, for a very good outline about what each one does you can go here. Your representatives listened last time, when we were fighting so hard for SB1381, and they will listen again but only if you raise your voice so, please, do send those emails.

2. Wherever you vote, you can pop on over to the FB page of Delegate Bobby Orrock, he’s the person responsible for each one of those proposals. He calls himself an animal advocate, though I’m unsure what kind of advocate believes shelters are for killing animals rather than protecting and rehoming animals. He claims he has no connection to PETA — honestly, does anyone really believe that? You can let Delegate Orrock know what you think about his introduction of legislation that undermines a vital animal welfare law, maybe ask him what his connection to VAAS and PETA is. It’s a fair question.

3.  There has been a group formed specifically to fight this new legislation. It is made up of dedicated animal welfare advocates who will be working hard to ensure SB1381 stays intact — and they need your help. PETA Equals Death is the name of the group, you can find them on Facebook here. Please “like” the page so you will be kept in the loop about the proposed legislation, the fight against it, and what you can do. They can also be found on Twitter. Social media is such an effective vehicle in battles like this, keep an eye out for the hashtags PETA Equals Death is using so you can use them as well. The more we share information, the more we Tweet the truth about PETA, the stronger our fight is.

I’ve been speaking out about PETA for just shy of a year now and what I’ve learned is that it’s a slog. It is ingrained in the minds of animal advocates that PETA can’t possibly be killing animals because who wants to believe that they’ve been lied to all these years? Who wants to believe PETA betrays in the worst possible way not only the public trust but those they have vowed to protect? It’s a tough reality to absorb. But each person — each person — who knows the truth is one more person who will raise their voice and stand up. PETA’s revenue was down by $7 million in 2015 — I think we’re making a difference. So don’t be discouraged with the slog, embrace it as the slow, but vital, march for change that it is.

Animal rescue work is a privilege and each person who considers themselves to be a rescuer — in whatever capacity — has a responsibility to make sure rescue is carried out to the highest standard. PETA falls very short of that standard. They think the only way to prevent cruelty and neglect is to kill animals, it’s a profoundly distorted form of preventative medicine. And they are arrogant. They don’t believe, really, that anyone can stand in their way of carrying out the twisted philosophy of rescue work that has resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of animals. They don’t believe we can stop them. They are very wrong.

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22 thoughts on “PETA Equals Death

    • Anyone that lives in Virginia. Please consider attending this conference to speak up against PETA’s killings- Ingrid Newkirk will be doing a lecture on July 15-17 at the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach. There are people that plan to be there to ask her about Peta killing animals and they hope others will show up too. She is speaking about being the change and making the world a better place because you are in it. http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/conferencesVaBeach.aspx.

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      Conferences in Virginia Beach 23451 Edgar Cayce A.R.E.

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    • Please go to No kill Hampton Roads-The above was from a post from No kill Hampton Roads Facebook. It would be awesome to get a group together to speak up.

  1. Reblogged this on In my own little world and commented:
    Another stellar piece from mom2nomads about how PETA are nothing more than a bunch of lying, murdering slime balls.

    • Anyone that lives in Virginia. Please consider attending this conference to speak up against PETA’s killings- Ingrid Newkirk will be doing a lecture on July 15-17 at the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach. There are people that plan to be there to ask her about Peta killing animals and they hope others will show up too. She is speaking about being the change and making the world a better place because you are in it. http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/conferencesVaBeach.aspx.

      Conferences in Virginia Beach 23451 Edgar Cayce A.R.E.

      edgarcayce.org

      This came from a post on No kill Hampton Roads Facebook-I think the person is trying to get a group

      Conferences in Virginia Beach 23451 Edgar Cayce A.R.E.

      edgarcayce.org

  2. Reblogged this on 'Enability' blog and commented:
    Oh my, I never knew this about PETA. It’s horrible. I hope more awareness will come all around the world. Together we can make an end to foul practices.

  3. Reblogged this on An Animal Advocate and commented:
    Reblogging. Please stand up for the animals and fight PETA’s efforts to undermine life saving shelter reform legislation!

    • Anyone that lives in Virginia. Please consider attending this conference to speak up against PETA’s killings- Ingrid Newkirk will be doing a lecture on July 15-17 at the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach. There are people that plan to be there to ask her about Peta killing animals and they hope others will show up too. She is speaking about being the change and making the world a better place because you are in it. http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/conferencesVaBeach.aspx.

      Conferences in Virginia Beach 23451 Edgar Cayce A.R.E.

      edgarcayce.org

      Conferences in Virginia Beach 23451 Edgar Cayce A.R.E.

      edgarcayce.org

    • The above came from a post on No kill Hampton Roads Facebook. I think the person is trying to get a group together.

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  5. I feel like you have moved from someone who had a point to now being a general anti PETA person on all ftonts.

    Your comparison with slaughter houses is frankly ridiculous. 190,000,000 animals are killed for food every year – nowhere near the same and really not equal. That number itself shows the scale of the fight.

    What I see from you and others is a lot of effort against PETA, but nothing much said about irresponsible owners, puppy farms and breeders. Shelters unfortunately kill (and not just PETA) but the fix for that isn’t to keep every animal alive. Why not concentrate on the real villains?

    • I am not anti-PETA on all fronts, I have not only consistently stated that I agree with the majority of what they stand for but that I think CAP (the department that does the field work) does amazing things, and I hope they continue to do amazing things. But they should not be allowed to kill animals.

      The comparison to a slaughterhouse is accurate because the only purpose of their “shelter” is to kill animals, just like the only purpose of a slaughterhouse is to kill animals. To be clear, that is different from their field work. A shelter is a place where animals find shelter, safety, rehabilitation, and advocacy. A shelter is not a place that has a better off dead philosophy. If it seems like I’ve become more forceful it’s because I believe very strongly that PETA needs to stop killing animals and the only way for that to happen is for each of us to speak out.

      I agree completely that there are many, many areas where animals need help and advocacy. But just because PETA does good things in some areas does not mean we should give them a pass when they do bad things. Partnering with pro-BSL groups is bad. Advocating for the killing of community cats is bad. Killing thousands of animals each year without ever trying to rehome them is not an acceptable thing for anyone to do — least of all an animal rights organization.

  6. Don’t give up the Good fight!!!! I’m happy to hear PETA’s starting to feel it with donor money! I was just on their FB page (Probably will be blocked in future-I don’t care!!!) & referenced your website & Nathan Winograd’s to some of their fans posts (Obviously those people don’t know the truth, but need to learn the truth!). I disagree with number 7 comment. You are the only former employee to have the courage to speak out & you need to continue to educate the first hand experience you had-Those companion animals in Norfolk, VA need you to speak up & speak out against the doings of PETA on companion animals-Keep up the good fight!

  7. Wow! PETA deleted all my comments on their FB page (They know you are doing the good fight!-Don’t stop!)

    • You know you struck a nerve if they deleted your comments. Well done! Keep it up!

      • The post re: conference came from No kill Hampton roads facebook. I think the person is trying to get a group together to attend to speak out against PETA.

      • Anyone that lives in Virginia. Please consider attending this conference to speak up against PETA’s killings- Ingrid Newkirk will be doing a lecture on July 15-17 at the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach. There are people that plan to be there to ask her about Peta killing animals and they hope others will show up too. She is speaking about being the change and making the world a better place because you are in it. http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/conferencesVaBeach.aspx.

        Conferences in Virginia Beach 23451 Edgar Cayce A.R.E.

        edgarcayce.org

        Conferences in Virginia Beach 23451 Edgar Cayce A.R.E.

        edgarcayce.org

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  10. Anyone that lives in Virginia. Please consider attending this conference to speak up against PETA’s killings- Ingrid Newkirk will be doing a lecture on July 15-17 at the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach. There are people that plan to be there to ask her about Peta killing animals and they hope others will show up too. She is speaking about being the change and making the world a better place because you are in it. http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/conferencesVaBeach.aspx.

    Conferences in Virginia Beach 23451 Edgar Cayce A.R.E.

    edgarcayce.org

    Conferences in Virginia Beach 23451 Edgar Cayce A.R.E.

    edgarcayce.org

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