Thursday, 21 January 2010

Fire Up The Grill ...


... I have a sudden craving for a steak.

A pragmatic fight for animal rights

Despite criticism, we at Peta believe compromises and funny antics are necessary to the real work of animal protection

Stop right there!

Just a thought, but perhaps criticism of celebrity obsessed gimmicks wouldn't be quite as barbed if PETA actually spent rather more of their £25m pa donations on the mundane tasks involved in protecting animals.

Of 2,216 animals taken to its premises in Norfolk, Virginia, last year, 2,124 were put to sleep - almost six per day. Homes were found for just seven.

The high-profile charity, famous for its "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" campaigns, has euthanised more than 20,000 pets in the last decade, according to figures it has supplied to Virginia state officials.

You know, maybe run a shelter or two (too expensive, perhaps?) instead of throwing money at headline-grabbing stunts and ads featuring their Hollywood chums?

They do have a walk in freezer which cost $10,000 though. It helps to snuff out the animals before they are dumped in a skip.

Still, who cares as long as the glitzy party invites keep rolling in?




9 comments:

Mark Wadsworth said...

So? Any organisation that pays for super-models to pose naked has to be a good thing, yes? And if the Righteous are paying for our cheap schoolboy thrills, then all the better!

Dick Puddlecote said...

Naughty boy, MW. :-)

Witterings From Witney said...

DP, MW is NOT a naughty boy! 'market forces'? Simple economic sense - is it not?

TheBigYin said...

Some US animal sanctuaries would kill for 25 mil DP: http://www2.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/08-15-2006/0004416842&EDATE=

How come some are so privilaged for doing the reverse of what people donate for? As for celeb partyathons to raise funds...least said I think.

bayard said...

These are the same nutters that say you mustn't let your cat outside, ever, "for its own protection".

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many people reading this nonsense say "yeah.. peta.. they are rubbish! etc etc" then go off and eat a burger! hypocrits!..

Dick Puddlecote said...

How are they hypocrites Anon? A hypocrite is someone who talks of protecting animals but who nonetheless kills them when other options exist.

If someone doesn't spout about saving animals, there's not a lot wrong with their eating burgers.

BTS said...

Now bearing in mind that I'm a vegetarian (yes, yes.. laugh all you want you degenerate bastards..), I'd just like to point that that woman writing in that wishy-washy, flim-flam excuse for a daily rag is a complete fucking mentalist..

I'm off for a fake-bacon sandwich and a bottle of vodka now.

And then I think I'll round those off with an ounce of tobacco (for the beagles sake)..

BTS said...

Some right fucking grammatical errors in that one..

I blame the beagles (as being undeserving of an apostrophe in this case, let alone my bloody fags)..