Tuesday, July 10, 2012

PETA, your double standards are showing...

I am absolutely not a fan of PETA. I can almost hear the gasp from those around me when I speak those words out loud... You might even be thinking, but she seems to care so much about animals, why would she dislike this 'animal right's' organization? Well, let me let you in on a big secret... PETA really isn't an animal rights organization at all (unless you count the 'right to be murdered by PETA'...).

In 2011, PETA killed 95.9% of the animals that were unfortunate enough to cross their paths.

You feel a little shocked now, right? I remember feeling the same way several years ago when I learned the truth behind this despicable organization. 

It's disgusting enough to think of the many PETA supporters that give their hard earned money to this organization for their celebrity anti-fur campaigns (for the record - I am very anti-fur) and big fundraisers which support their high-paid PETA lawyers and executives, but it makes my stomach turn to see articles where PETA 'stands up for animals.'

Last week, PETA publicly criticized supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio for dying her cute little pooch's fur pink and purple. 

Really PETA? This is what you are going to spend your time on? Criticizing an owner that obviously adores her pup over a little hair-do. 
Alessandra with her cute pink pup!

PETA's statement: "What most people don't know is that dyeing a companion animal's fur can cause the animal stress and can lead to complications or allergic reactions that endanger the animal's health. Our dogs and cat's love us regardless of how we look; why not extend the same kindness to them?"

I just want to laugh at how ridiculous this statement from PETA really is. First of all, dying a pets hair is no more stressful than getting a pup groomed. So, would PETA suggest never giving a pet a bath? What about the 'allergic reactions' side of things? Obviously PETA isn't doing their research on pet hair dyes, which  are made to be very easy on pet's skin and people all over the country dye their pets fur without incident.

Then, there's the "Our dogs and cat's love us regardless....why not extend the same kindness to them?" PETA, where's that love and kindness for the animals that you kill every year? Where is the kindness for the animals that your organization killed and dumped in a dumpster behind a grocery store* in 2005? 

As you use the fame of this beautiful celebrity to bring some more attention to your organization, how many animals just like this sweet, loved little pink dog are being killed behind the blue PETA sign at 501 Front Street in Norfolk, Virginia?

I find it ironic that you shame a supermodel for her pups hair style, yet if this pup was in your care, there is a 95+% chance that you would kill her.

PETA, your double standards are showing. You don't look good.

Stephanie Conrad
The Pet Studio | Owner | Artist

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*In 2011, PETA killed 95.9% of the animals that were unfortunate enough to cross their paths. Of the 2050 animals that PETA 'sheltered' in 2011; 1965 were euthanized killed, only 28 pets were adopted out by PETA and 34 were transferred to other rescue organizations where their fate is unknown. These numbers are according to records produced and published by the Center for Consumer Freedom.

*In 2010 PETA killed 98.3% of animals in their 'care' and in 2009 they killed 97.3%. 

*Google 'PETA Piggly Wiggly' to read many articles regarding this terrible incident where PETA employees were caught murdering (by injection) animals in a van before dumping their bodies in a dumpster behind a local Piggly Wiggly store. Here's an article that I recommend: http://www.petakillsanimals.com/trial/