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Old 02-11-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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PETA dresses in KKK garb outside Westminster Dog Show - USATODAY.com





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Old 02-11-2009, 09:45 PM   #2
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Those peta people and their kkkrazy antics!

Of course it might transpire that everyone at the rally was actually an undercover agent in disguise.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:05 AM   #3
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Their antics are just silly.....
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Yes they are-that one in particular. I really don't see the need to protest Westminster.

I love that a 10 year old dog won the WDS- he came close to death years back, from a bacterial infection.
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Same here! I thought he was a beautiful dog.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:36 AM   #6
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you guys honestly have no problem with the idea of pure bred dogs being bought for thousands of dollars while countless others are euthanized in pounds because nobody wants them?
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Well of course I have a problem with that, but I don't honestly think that getting rid of Westminster/dog shows would solve that problem.

My beloved dog that I lost last Sept was from a rescue, and every dog I had as a pet was a "mutt".
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you guys honestly have no problem with the idea of pure bred dogs being bought for thousands of dollars while countless others are euthanized in pounds because nobody wants them?
Where, I live. We have animal shelters. And the animals are put up for adoption. I don't think they are euthanized, unless they are so sick. They cannot be made well. Just about, everyone I know, who has a cat or a dog, has adopted their furry best friend, from one of these shelters. Myself included.

Please spay or neuter your pets!
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Yes I think it would be far more productive for PETA to focus on spaying and neutering rather than dressing up in Klan garb in NYC-but spaying and neutering is hardly as attention grabbing as that is.
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PETA, KKK, Westminster Dog Show...that's a whole lotta CRAZY lol.

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I don't think it's about getting rid of the Westminster Dog Shows, PETA are annoying but they are far from stupid - and far more shrewd than a lot of people will give them credit.

This is all about getting information to as many as possible, as long as it gets people talking about the subject, it's a success as far as I'm concerned.

My problem is that yes, in a lot of cases their tactics tend to go right over the heads of their intended targets. If anything, I think they are overestimating the intelligence level of the public.

but hey, bad press is still press...
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you guys honestly have no problem with the idea of pure bred dogs being bought for thousands of dollars while countless others are euthanized in pounds because nobody wants them?
We do that with babies and children.
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Bob Barker talking about spaying and neutering every day on the Price Is Right may have been far more effective. I don't think PETA is stupid and of course it's good that they get people talking..I just think that perhaps PETA has become too much about PETA and not enough about what they are trying to accomplish. And at a certain point making it too much about you might be counterproductive.
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We do that with babies and children.
and your point is?
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and your point is?
As much as I love animals, until we value human life and dignity on a grand scale we won't be capable of doing it for our furry friends.

But they do need champions and every progressive step counts.

I think that koala pic from Victoria does exponentially more for the cause of respecting and nurturing animals, wildlife and nature than any shock value PETA gets out of this and other stunts.
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I think we all have to do what we have to do...

The "what about the starving people in _______?" argument whenever any kind of animal issue is brought up is a little tiresome if you ask me...

Being able to care about something beyond your own species is a defining human value if you ask me...
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The "what about the starving people in _______?" argument whenever any kind of animal issue is brought up is a little tiresome if you ask me...
Especially if it's used as an excuse to mistreat animals.

You mentioned PETA overestimating people's ability to get the point. You're so right.

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Being able to care about something beyond your own species is a defining human value if you ask me...
True, which is why animals, while deserving to be treated humanely, can't possibly have rights themselves.

PETA are assclowns.
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you guys honestly have no problem with the idea of pure bred dogs being bought for thousands of dollars while countless others are euthanized in pounds because nobody wants them?
I honestly don't.

My family has owned the same breed for decades, we love it and wouldn't have it any other way. Different breeds of dogs are quite different not just physically in terms of size, length of fur, etc, but temperament and disposition. I don't blame somebody because they specifically want one breed that they have gotten very attached to. I can't imagine a life without a Collie, probably because I can't remember one. So, no, I would make no apologies whatsoever for choosing to buy one for a high price.

That doesn't negate my love of animals, or the fact that we have also donated to local shelters and that my parents have also owned mixed breeds.
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You guys have all missed the biggest issue here. PETA are hypocrites. You should see what they really think of dogs. They believe pet ownership is the same as slavery, and they would rather see all dogs dead than living with you. They want to spay/neuter them into extinction, and put down as many as they can. Look at their records, they kill 98% of animals they take in, though they are dishonest about their intentions, and the fate of the animals to those who have asked. They have no shelters, no holding facilities. They take animals under false pretense of taking them to 'foster homes', posing as rescues, gaining peoples' trust using their 'good' name, but their intent is to 'put down' as many as possible to keep them away from people. They've even taken young, healthy dogs out of no kill shelters promising to get them homes and killing them in their van immediately. The leader, Ingrid Newkirk, called the killer "Mother Theresa of animals." You should really check out the links on this page. It's sad but tragically true. (Though PETA will say it's all a conspiracy by the meat industry) There are some graphic pictures of the dead dogs they threw in dumpsters after they killed them.

Ingrid Newkirk - PETA's Shame

for more on their idealogy:

MySpace.com - The Truth About PeTA - 93 - Female - Middle of nowhere, Michigan - www.myspace.com/thetruthaboutpeta

They are so obsessed with their 'go veg' agenda that they don't give a damn about carnivorous hunters like dogs. Newkirk herself has said they had plenty of money to fund no kill shelters, but they don't believe in them. They are very bizzare. It's horrible how they waste their millions on idiotic campaigns like this clan thing.
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