Jun 23, 2009 iRant
PETA reared its ugly head again. Seattle’s Pike Place is a must see for any visitor and a wonderful place to market for the locals. The fish market at Pike place carries some of the freshest fish you can find. Once a customer has chosen their fish, the employees who work the counter get the fish to the employees who wrap it by tossing the fish. Tossing is the most efficient way to get the fish from point A to point B. Recently PETA protested a proposed demonstration of “fish tossing”, saying the practice is one in “which animals are treated…disrespectfully.” PETA obviously failed to consult the fish.
Apr 16, 2009 iRant
The pet Nazis are at it again. Vice President Joe Biden received a German Sheppard puppy for his birthday from his wife Jill. The knee jerk reaction of PETA and their cohorts was to attack and murmur this little tidbit of a sound bite, “Buy one get one killed.” Their convoluted logic is that when a breeder sells a dog a shelter kills a dog. There is no cause and effect relationship there. When a breeder sells a puppy all the dogs in the shelter are safe. To all PETA I say, “Down Sparky.”
What PETA would like to hide from the public as they promote the adoption of dogs in the shelters is that many dogs end up there as an “owner surrender.” And why would an owner give up a dog? Many give up a dog because they weren’t cut out for dog ownership and as a result many dogs that find themselves in shelters are not “socialized.”
The unfortunate canines may have been mistreated and perhaps abused by those who were in control. The result is an animal that is mistrustful of humans. When a dog cannot trust humans it must fall back on its innate instinct and then the result is a de-domesticated animal. If you tie a playful puppy up to a post and kick him every hour it is not long before the puppy is no longer playful but now a killer. If you adopt from a shelter you should be prepared to re-domesticate the canine. And that takes time, patience and skill.
And here’s another irony, if the PETA people had their way all cats and dogs would be sterilized within the first months of life. And if that happened they would soon be extinct. And if there are no pets, there is no PETA. How mind-blowing is that.
PETA is at the extreme. They need to lighten up for the sake of all animals…and dare I say it, humans. I repeat to PETA, “Down Sparky.”