Originally Posted by rmzbm
Can you elaborate on that? Really, I wanna know.
An animal rightist saying they have compassion for all life is like a representative of a tobacco company saying cigarettes aren't addictive.
Think about this. If any of these organizations were really compassionate would they prohibit you from safely containing your dog while you're gone? Some do this by tying out, others by kennelling. Many do this and provide good homes for their dogs. Why then would animal rightists deny these dogs good homes? Why would they rather see them turned into a shelter (which is very cruel) or put to death? They assume all who do this are guilty of abuse when in fact they are not. Only a small number are. Most give their pets good homes.
Or how about the mandatory sterilizing of animals thats popping up in various cities across the country? If education is working and euthanasia rates are going down then WHY are they trying to enact measures which make it so hard for responsible breeders to breed? Breeders who breed for health first. In California there's an influx of sickly dogs from Mexico due to the animal rightist backed laws that make it hard for good breeders to breed. People getting less healthy dogs is a direct result of the efforts of animal rights groups. How is that compassionate?
Its already been shown they have double standards when it comes to animals dying for food. Animals die for vegans and vegetarians as well. But if its for them its okay? The pretense of compassion.
Not one of these groups spends a dime trying to fight banning of specific breeds.
If PETA were compassionate they'd at least make an effort to find homes for adoptable animals they take in rather than killing thousands every year. They'd never say violence was okay (Bruce Friedrich) nor would they give money to defend a criminal (Rodney Coronado).
Several months ago when there were snowstorms in Colorado and cattle were starving to death PETA was asked for help. They refused and preferred the animals die a slow, painful death to starvation. Compassion? No other group helped either.
If the HSUS were compassionate they'd help shelters, not charge for help and be directly involved in clinics. They were under investigation after hurricane Katrina for mishandling donated money. Many rescue groups were reporting that the HSUS did next to nothing and hampered rescue efforts. But they were there to collect the $$$.
They may be somewhat compassionate to animals but that doesn't apply to their fellow man. They put animals above humans.
These few quotes are not taken out of context and reflect the sickness of the movement itself -
"If you haven't given voluntary human extinction much thought before, the idea of a world with no people in it may seem strange. But, if you give it a chance, I think you might agree that the extinction of Homo Sapiens would mean survival for millions, if not billions, of Earth-dwelling species ... Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental." "Les U. Knight" (pseudonym), "Voluntary Human Extinction," Wild Earth, Vol. 1, No. 2, (Summer 1991), p. 72.
"We feel that animals have the same rights as retarded human nchild because they are equal mentally in terms of dependence on others." Alex Pacheco, Director, PETA, New York Times, January 14, 1989.
Audience member: "If you were aboard a lifeboat with a baby and a dog, and the boat capsized, would you rescue the baby or the dog?" Regan, "If it were a retarded baby and a bright dog, I'd save the dog." Tom Regan, "Animal Rights, Human Wrongs," speech given at University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 27, 1989.
[Expressing opposition to use of bug sprays] "Only a few of the million you kill would have bitten you." Dr. Michael Fox, Scientific Director and former Vice President of Humane Society of the US (HSUS), Returning to Eden, Fox publication
(If) these animals do have the same right to be free from pain and suffering at our hands, then of course we are going to be, as a movement, blowing stuff up, and smashing windows. For the record, I don't do this stuff, but I do advocate it. I think it's a great way to bring about animal liberation. And considering the level of the atrocity and the level of the suffering, I think it would be a great thing if, you know, all of these fast-food outlets and these slaughterhouses and these laboratories and the banks that fund them, exploded tomorrow. I think it's perfectly appropriate (applause) and I think it's perfectly appropriate for people to take bricks and toss them through the windows and, you know, everything else along the line. Alleluia to the people who are willing to do it.
Bruce Friedrich, PETA Vegetarian Campaign Coordinator, at Animal Rights 2001 National Conference in McLean, Va., July 2, 2001
And I've not even touched on how many of them have said in their own words that they'd like to see an end to all breeding and all pets.
Here's a picture of a flyer PETA has handed out to children. "Your Mommy Kills Animals". They have a similar one saying "Your Daddy Kills Animals". Its sick to go after children this way.http://www.leftist.org/haightspeech/...es/000101.html
This is always easier in a face to face discussion. lol