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Posted: 05 December 2018 at 12:25pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

AbolishAnti-AnimalLanguage

Maybe a bit over the top, tho I do agree that our casual abuse of animals lays the groundwork for abuse of our own kind.

(Meanwhile, I’m at my favorite deli having chicken soup for lunch.)

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Posted: 05 December 2018 at 12:42pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

This kind of thing does their reputation more harm than
good.
By all means fight for the ethical treatment of animals,
but this is just ridiculous.
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Posted: 05 December 2018 at 1:26pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

PETA is massively hypocritical.  They operate animal shelters and they aren't 'no kill' shelters.  They put down, on average, about 90% of the animals their shelters receive not because of illness or old age, but because they aren't adopted in a short enough period of time.  
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Posted: 05 December 2018 at 1:37pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

A few days ago, Instagram took down a video of actor/comedian Michael Rapaport for 'cat shaming' - Warning - NSFW languange in video - PETA was apparently not involved, but someone at Instagram exhibited the same level of insanity.

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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 05 December 2018 at 3:11pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Ah yes, when the pendulum swings to far in either direction you have this.
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Posted: 05 December 2018 at 3:30pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

So they they have suggestions on other phrases to use?  Well, as they say, there is more than one way to skin a cat.
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Posted: 05 December 2018 at 3:46pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Ha! Good one Brad.

...but I'm afraid you're going to have to change that to , "...to skin a carrot."
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Posted: 05 December 2018 at 3:47pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

This kind of thing does their reputation more harm than  good.

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Arguably this is exactly in line with PETA’s reputation. 
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Posted: 05 December 2018 at 10:16pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I'm all for better treatment of animals -- I  think the higher primates are deserving of quite a few of the rights we afford ourselves -- but PETA not only kills a loads of animals on an ongoing basis, but there is plenty of evidence to suggest PETA has had ties in the past to pretty extremist groups, including groups that are classed as domestic terrorists.
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Posted: 06 December 2018 at 5:56am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Only a matter of time before people start claiming to be "transpecies" and "species-fluid". 

Seriously though, what's to stop animal rights activists from editing their own genes to include dog genes. Get the law to recognise them as a new species with equal rights. Then get those laws to apply to dogs?


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Only a matter of time before people start claiming to be "transpecies" and "species-fluid". 

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Otherkin have been around since the 90s.
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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 06 December 2018 at 9:30am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

"species-fluid".

If you look deep enough on the Internet......
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Posted: 06 December 2018 at 9:42am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

This thread is starting to sound like a pitch for an episode of BLACK MIRROR.
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Posted: 06 December 2018 at 3:28pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Im aways amused at the PETA people who
gripe about wearing fur yet walk about on
leather boots, belt and wrist watch.
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Im aways amused at the PETA people who  gripe about wearing fur yet walk about on  leather boots, belt and wrist watch.

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PETA campaigns against leather as well. Are you sure you aren’t looking at leatherette?
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Posted: 06 December 2018 at 7:57pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

The hide of the South African Nauga.
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 06 December 2018 at 9:33pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Save the Nauga!
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Posted: 06 December 2018 at 10:48pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

What is leatherette made from?
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Posted: 07 December 2018 at 9:49am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

What about all the poor matzohs, who are hunted down just to have their balls put in a bowl of soup?

The poor bastards...
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Posted: 07 December 2018 at 2:47pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply


They lost me years ago when they wanted to rename the friggin' Catskills in New York state...



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Posted: 07 December 2018 at 2:56pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Hmmm. Google doesn’t seem to know about that, Shaun.
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Posted: 07 December 2018 at 3:01pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Let's just say it should not be The Cats Kills but The Cat Skills, and move on!
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Posted: 07 December 2018 at 3:14pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Not Catskills, Fishkill, NY - LINK
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Posted: 07 December 2018 at 4:21pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply


(That must have been it, Vinny--thanks for clarifying.  Still, I was close!)



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Posted: 08 December 2018 at 1:29pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Like many ideological groups, I believe in their broad goals but not all the specifics and definitely not some of their methods. 


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