Do you support Peta?

snowminx snowminx
I used to like the idea of Peta, I love animals and want to see them protected but some of the things I hear them going for is things I can't support. For as long as I've known about them they've always been on the extreme side of things- like throwing paint on furs (because I'm sure that just brought that animal back to life, not to mention it could have been fake fur).

There have been a few specific instances that have really made me separate from their cause and one thing that happened a few years ago that I can't get out of my mind. That thing was asking Ben and Jerry's ice cream to use human breast milk instead of cows. I mean I can maybe picture how at first that might have been an okay idea, trying to make it so less animals suffer but to suggest human milk? How did that get past more than one person's idea? It's not okay to take milk from cows that have excess but it is okay to buy milk from women that only a tiny bit left over after feeding her baby? Is manufacturing food with human fluids in high volumes even legal in the US??? Not only would it taste gross but also what if someone passed as not having HIV only to show up a few months later??? Even if they did a recall I'm sure some people would have ate it and got the disease. All I have to say is I'm REALLY glad Ben and Jerry's declined on that one!

Sorry for talking a lot about that one case but it's the really one big things that makes it clear to me that some people in peta have just fallen off the rocker.
05/12/2013
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surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by snowminx
I used to like the idea of Peta, I love animals and want to see them protected but some of the things I hear them going for is things I can't support. For as long as I've known about them they've always been on the extreme side of things- ... More
These kinds of things here are part of what makes me not only unsupportive but downright hostile towards PETA. I don't care about their paint throwing, naked protesting, batshit insane ideas or whatnot - though I can't say that I think that they should be doing that - but euthanizing 90% of the animals that come to their shelters? Yeah, no thank you.

Note: The third link (the word "of") contains graphic images. Please do not click if you are unable to view them objectively, because they're just plain awful. That being said, that is also the most well-sourced article, which is why I included it.
05/12/2013
Mrs.Hellzapoppin Mrs.Hellzapoppin
I support not being cruel to animals, but I do not support a ton of their whack-job ideas and stunts.
05/12/2013
Fluke Fluke
PETA is pretty nuts. I don't support them, I support local animal shelters/rescue centers which aren't always perfect either but at least do something.
05/12/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by snowminx
I used to like the idea of Peta, I love animals and want to see them protected but some of the things I hear them going for is things I can't support. For as long as I've known about them they've always been on the extreme side of things- ... More
No I do not, for many reasons including that I've read things that give me the impression that PETA isn't the organization I thought it was, scammish, if what I've read is correct. I hate the way they go about their advertising and such. It's not cute or even relevant to animals in need. No. I don't support PETA, but I used too.

They are on the list of organizations that aren't legitimate, which I once read on a BBB website. I cannot remember what it was, but those are just a couple reasons I don't support them.

Gross!!!! Human breast milk? I'd be pissed if I ate that and wasn't told about it on the package or something. How stupid. There is a such thing as raising cows you know, correctly and in a way where they aren't fed chemicals or harmed. Ahem, grass fed, free range or whatever it's called. There is not need for human breast milk. Gosh.
05/13/2013
eri86 eri86
I'm all for human treatment of animals. Even the ones that eventually wind up as food. And especially for the ones that we treat as family.

But mistreating people doesn't help prove a point.
05/13/2013
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
Absolutely not! Surreptitious is right on for why I don't support them. They're sick, twisted, hypocritical, assholes. I am all for the "Ethical Treatment of Animals" and that means not killing innocent dogs and cats that are without a home! The sad part is that when a lot of people think of PETA they trust them to take care of their animals that they can no longer provide a home for. You should really check out the links Surreptitious posted.
05/13/2013
Sbmsvschoolgirl Sbmsvschoolgirl
I had some bad experiences with PETA representatives, they would get mad because people wouldn't sign their forms or petitions or whatever then talk badly about the people who didn't sign when they were just feet away. It turned me off to the organization as a whole. Also, I like meat
05/13/2013
Pixel Pixel
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Originally posted by surreptitious
These kinds of things here are part of what makes me not only unsupportive but downright hostile towards PETA. I don't care about their paint throwing, naked protesting, batshit insane ideas or whatnot - though I can't say that I think that ... More
Yup. This is exactly why I will not support them. 90% of perfectly fine/adoptable animals being put down? That's horrible and utterly inhumane.
05/13/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
No, I don't support PETA - but I don't support undue pain caused to animals.

I eat meat, use leather, like fur on a woman and support animal testing of drugs and medical therapies.
05/14/2013
A&M A&M
simple answer. NO

More complicated. I am in support of good treatment of animals but I still love my burgers and bacon. I do support reforms to things that will assist in proper treatment of animals but I do not support Peta thinking they are higher and mightier then others or the concept of the "rescuing" animals (dogs) and then killing them and disposing of the bodies in dumbsters.
05/15/2013
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