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PETA is at it again. This time the extremist group is walking the streets proposing wild ideas about how to rid the world of dairy products and, ultimately, the cattle that produce meat and dairy. 


 

It’s hard to believe people still take a group like People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) seriously, as their escapades are so ridiculous and nonsensical. For instance, California-based SUN News reporters Brian Lilley and David Menzies recently reported on PETA’s protest of the dairy industry. The group’s logic is laughable, but it’s also quite disturbing that people could actually have such strong views so lacking in common sense. Keep reading to see what I mean.

One protester suggested that the animals would no longer suffer if they were no longer around.

 

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“They don’t want them to suffer, but they don’t want them to exist anymore,” concluded Brian Lilley, SUN News reporter. “I don’t care if they are vegetarians, but they want to force it on me. I’m not trying to shove a burger down their throats.”

“Their warped logic is amazing. They don’t want to see the animals and cows suffer, so they want them to be extinct,” added Menzies.

Menzies asked several of the protesters what would happen to these animals if they were no longer kept on farms and ranches.

One PETA member suggested that farm animals be kept in sanctuaries, which would be funded by the rice milk and almond milk industries. Another protester suggested that the cattle be released into the wild, where if they are given enough time and opportunity, they can find enough food in the wild to survive.

You can watch the entire video clip below. I think it’s important to keep an eye on what these wild-eyed fringe groups are saying about our industry. After all, if we don’t know what our adversaries are spreading around, we won’t be prepared to react to it. Even more important is promoting animal agriculture to the majority of folks who just want to be reassured that their food is safe and nutritious to feed their families, and that the animals that supply this food are well cared for.

If you had a chance to talk to one of these PETA campaigners, what would you say? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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Discuss this Blog Entry 19

on Jan 14, 2014

Yes PETA is full of crazy brain-injured (from vegan induced mental illness) individuals, however, PETA is the tip of the iceberg. Hidden below the surface are groups like HSUS and even ASPCA who have been taken over by animal terrorists to fund the PETA agenda which is the elimination of domesticated animals. Hard to believe but true. If you laugh about this agenda learn from me. I laughed at their agenda for dog breeders 30 years ago. You have only to look at the fate of the dog breeders who are being slowly legislated out of existence by these groups with the "big lies" among which are terms like puppy mill - stories of pet over population with wildly inflated numbers. They are using the donations they receive based on the lie they want to help unwanted animals to throw money at legislators in every state and in DC. The "big lies" are always cloaked in terms like "animal cruelty", "factory farms", "puppy mills". You must fight these terms as they are the vehicle to convincing the uninformed that the goals are reasonable. Using Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals they first tell "the big lie" then they repeat it over and over till they are believed. Think it is too far out to take root in society? Again I say, Look at the dog breeders, they are being legislated and APHIS ruled out of existence. I never dreamed that could happen 30 years ago when I first heard the term, "mandatory spay neuter". Protect all types of animal agriculture diligently. Every group that falls brings them closer to you. You're going to miss the dog breeders as they have numbers.

JackJoe (not verified)
on Apr 17, 2014

But Wild Cows are already extinct?
their genes lost forever.

now were the cows that DO exist still - the yummy ones
(there is no need to torture them to death - or have a life of torture, that to me is a real issue and The issue.)

But if cows no longer had handelers/people, they would become ferrel. like domestic animals that have no people to help or guide them - or to kill them.. Ferrel cows still will Never Never be Wild Cows.
- They've been gone for a while now, so makes me wonder if their statement was meant as some conversation starter-packet.. or an uneducated person who put that together is now looking for a new job.

on Jan 14, 2014

PS Do you yet realize that the new USDA APHIS rules specifically apply to farm animals (if they are sold as pets)? That's the foot in the door folks.

Anonymous (not verified)
on Jan 14, 2014

You know..... It doesn't matter what you say to these PETA people, because you just can't fix STUPID!!

Rebekah (not verified)
on Mar 7, 2014

While this might be many of our opinions, it is still important to address their arguments for the sake of the everyday people, not tied to either side of the arguments (the consumer). By using rationale and demonstrating how we care about animals, it will be easy for the consumer to trust the producer, and not PETA. The battle will never end, but we must keep our integrity!

Charlie Kraus (not verified)
on Jan 14, 2014

Amanda,

PETA is one of a number of cottage industries that have gained traction
with the advent of the "Information" Age.

Their business model is fairly simple.

1. Find a problem. (One with no real solution is best.)

2. Mount a marketing campaign asking for donations.

3. Live in the difference between funds raised and the marketing expense.

When PETA or HSUS or some other charity call asking for money (They never ask for anything else.), I ask for a copy of their financial statements so I can make an informed donation decision.

They have left me alone for a long time.

on Jan 14, 2014

It always kills me when they recommend putting the animals back in the wild.

There are two kinds of animals out there...the hunted and the hunter. One group of animals is constantly looking to be attacked and the other group is ready to attack.

And of course it is very easy to tell the hunters from the hunted. The hunters have eyes that look straight ahead and the hunted have eyes on the sides of their heads.

Sounds like a wonderful life, doesn't it?

Gloria Strroud (not verified)
on Jan 14, 2014

You may not realize that the people that are in the cow costume are hired to walk the line and do not know a think about what they are protesting about. By their stupid answers that isn't hard to figure out. The same thing happened years ago in Denver at the Stock Show when they were protesting the wearing of fur, all hired from the employment agency, Peta people sit in their warm office and let stupid people walk the lines and make 7.50 an hour making fools of themselves.

John R. Dykers, Jr (not verified)
on Jan 14, 2014

When knowledge and belief conflict, belief will prevail.
Much to our consternation!

Mary McClure (not verified)
on Jan 14, 2014

Where do these nuts come from?Did the Creator not make cattle?Did people not use them as both food and sacrafice?Don't think carrots and spinach were used.

Anonymous (not verified)
on Jan 14, 2014

People kill me with their ignorance. If any of them have every worked on a dairy they would know that those cows want to be milked....they willingly come in the barn to get milked. The Good Lord put them on the earth for us to eat. If you do not want to eat meat or animal products thats your choice. Leave those of us that are smart and use the resources that GOD gave us alone!

katie in montana (not verified)
on Jan 14, 2014

It is astonishing how grossly out of touch these people are and hypocritical. But to maggie b and the dogs....I'm not a big fan of government control re dog breeders, however, as a cattle rancher who also is involved in dog rescue...there is a big difference between hoarders, puppy mill breeders, bad owners and responsible breeders/owners. My border collie sired two very nice litters of pups that produced some terrific and much appreciated working ranch dogs. But there are some parts of the country that have pretty serious unwanted dog/cat problems. I do not want to see responsible dog breeders punished by over controlling legislation but at the same time, to say there isn't a problem with unwanted pets isn't keeping it real. Most ranchers and farmers don't see this because most of us would never consider throwing away our dogs but the problem is out there. Unfortunately PETA and National HSUS uses these situations to draw in big bucks from little old ladies, etc and then do next to nothing or worse when it comes to the problem of unwanted dogs/cats.

on Jan 14, 2014

Die hard activist in general are all lacking common sense and have to much time on there hands. Most don't work or work for the cause.
We have been beaten down for the past 25-30 years to open our minds and let people be who they are. If we say anything to defend our beliefs then we are called inhuman, races, chauvinistic, backwards which ever best suits the ploy of of the attacker. You will never when a argument with type of nut job.

PETA or ASPCA are no different than a Anti Gun Group ,SADD, MADD , GAY rights org. ALL go to fare over the line of commons sense

KFielding (not verified)
on Jan 14, 2014

'Their warped logic is amazing. They don’t want to see the animals and cows suffer, so they want them to be extinct' says Menzies. What's wrong with this thinking?
I feel the same way. I do not want them to suffer so if PETA people are extinct, they won't be suffering about the animals.

JackJoe (not verified)
on Apr 17, 2014

“They don’t want them to suffer, but they don’t want them to exist anymore,”

To all who suffer or might suffer, come to me and i will free you from your present or future sufferings - BYOB!
(as in: bring your own bullet)

I care about animals! - I don't want chickens living 10 in a cage, nor should an animal that One day i will eat, spend it's entire life every day of it in great misery and pain. It's just cruel and it's evil.

To me THAT is The Issue. But as is often the case , we only see the real crazies. Crazies as in those who'd given the choice would choose the life of a chicken over the life of their own child. People like that have gone right over the fence of Compassion into Crazy-Town. gone right over the fence of compassion and into crazy-town.
I am somehow reminded of The Saint Patrick's parade. A NY parade who's point was to give honor to the great Irish Saint Patrick, and in an entertaining parade of bands and songs and all things and people Irish. all who watch with band music and dances. It was to be a respectable event
- But some homosexuals felt left out and petitioned to be a part of it. ok. Here was a chance to smash the stereotypes. To be who they are, our neighbors, our children our co-workers. People just like the rest of us who just feel a different attraction.
- And what happened? A Fringe-group took it over.. instead of taking the moment in the sun to Change the stereotypes about them - they marched in thongs and marker-ink.
I always found this to be a sad display and not the place for it - they could have a let's go nuts parade of their own - why That One? And WHY like That? The good they Could have done for adults and kids alike. 'we are all the same - relax.'

And PETA seems to go down that same road. When they have the chance to get out the Real Heart of the problem: they deserve dignity in life and in death. We get - kill em all so they no longer suffer! - is the chosen motto..

judy haroAnonymous (not verified)
on Jan 15, 2014

I think we should send all PETA people to Mars, where they could live and establish their own animal free planet. Judy

tennessee angus producer (not verified)
on Jan 17, 2014

if PETA would open there eyes most of our cattle are treated very well for the simple reason they support our family's. Our cattle provide food and income for not only our family's but a lot of others down the road. For GOD sake people open your eyes.

Anonymous (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2014

Here are several responses to previous comments:

Anonymous: Saying that veganism is "stupid" is not an argument. If you mean "irrational," then the opposite is true. People who believe it's wrong to unnecessarily exploit animals hold a rational belief based on a ratio: The long term and intense amount of suffering that a farmed animal experiences is much greater than the small and temporary amount of pleasure gained from the taste of an animal product enjoyed by a human.

Wldavis: It's true that releasing cows into the wild would likely not be a good solution.

Mary McClure: Your argument is the religious argument for the exploitation of animals. Unfortunately, this same argument has been used to justify slavery, subordination of women, and genocide. You're probably referring to Gen. 1:28, in the Old Testament. The Old Testament also forbids pork and shellfish extensively, as well as laboring on your property on a Sunday. I'm guessing you partake in these activities. So if you're choosing to ignore some commands from the Old Testament, yet emphasize lines that allow you to treat animals however you want, then you're just using religion for your own gains while being hypocritical.

Anonymous: The cows come to the barn to be milked because it's uncomfortable to have a full udder. It's not supposed to be full because the milk is made for her calf, not a human. And like a human mother, she didn't like having her baby stolen away from her, did she? Having worked in animal husbandry, I've seen the trauma that results from the death or stealing of an animal's child. That pain is built into their biology, just as it's built into ours. (Cows have 80% of the same dna that humans do).

KFielding: No advocate would want cows to go extinct, just as the Union didn't want African Americans to go extinct. They just don't want cows to be enslaved and subjected to cruelty. But if no one would have cows on sanctuaries or as companion animals, because no one saw any value in them other than to use them like some product, then it's possible they would go extinct. But suffering doesn't take place in non-existence. It takes place in an existence of confinement, mutilation, forced pregnancy, murder, etc. A life of suffering is no life at all. I recognize that some of you use practices that are more humane than others, but there is NO humane way to kill something against it's will. And if you say the animals aren't enslaved, then what are they? They're certainly not free, and the fate they get for human taste buds is something they'd do anything to avoid if they were.

Tennessee angus producer: I understand that meat is your livelihood, and no animal advocate would want you or your family to be poor. After all, animals include humans, and our point is that we should try to prevent animal suffering in addition to human suffering. However, your industry inflicts massive amounts of suffering each year on non-human animals that can feel pain and fear the same way that humans can. Alternative occupations can be found, and with the population of individuals choosing a plant-based diet ever increasing, alternative occupations in agriculture are also increasing.

I was a meat loving, vegan mocking individual too, until I really looked into the issues and the arguments. Some of PETA's actions may seem extreme; but I assure you that the argument for veganism is not. What's extreme is the way we use animals as nothing more than a commodity to make money. That we find it acceptable to take a non-human animal's baby away and kill it, or have the rib cage of a once conscious being on our plate where everyone talks about how good it tastes. Heart disease and obesity are extreme. Confinement is extreme. Eating meals made from plants is not (and it's how most of our diet is already). All the nutrition is there, and it's delicious.

Anonymous (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2014

Here are several responses to previous comments:

Anonymous: Saying that veganism is "stupid" is not an argument. If you mean "irrational," then the opposite is true. People who believe it's wrong to unnecessarily exploit animals hold a rational belief based on a ratio: The long term and intense amount of suffering that a farmed animal experiences is much greater than the small and temporary amount of pleasure gained from the taste of an animal product enjoyed by a human.

Wldavis: It's true that releasing cows into the wild would likely not be a good solution.

Mary McClure: Your argument is the religious argument for the exploitation of animals. Unfortunately, this same argument has been used to justify slavery, subordination of women, and genocide. You're probably referring to Gen. 1:28, in the Old Testament. The Old Testament also forbids pork and shellfish extensively, as well as laboring on your property on a Sunday. I'm guessing you partake in these activities. So if you're choosing to ignore some commands from the Old Testament, yet emphasize lines that allow you to treat animals however you want, then you're just using religion for your own gains while being hypocritical.

Anonymous: The cows come to the barn to be milked because it's uncomfortable to have a full udder. It's not supposed to be full because the milk is made for her calf, not a human. And like a human mother, she didn't like having her baby stolen away from her, did she? Having worked in animal husbandry, I've seen the trauma that results from the death or stealing of an animal's child. That pain is built into their biology, just as it's built into ours. (Cows have 80% of the same dna that humans do).

KFielding: No advocate would want cows to go extinct, just as the Union didn't want African Americans to go extinct. They just don't want cows to be enslaved and subjected to cruelty. But if no one would have cows on sanctuaries or as companion animals, because no one saw any value in them other than to use them like some product, then it's possible they would go extinct. But suffering doesn't take place in non-existence. It takes place in an existence of confinement, mutilation, forced pregnancy, murder, etc. A life of suffering is no life at all. I recognize that some of you use practices that are more humane than others, but there is NO humane way to kill something against it's will. And if you say the animals aren't enslaved, then what are they? They're certainly not free, and the fate they get for human taste buds is something they'd do anything to avoid if they were.

Tennessee angus producer: I understand that meat is your livelihood, and no animal advocate would want you or your family to be poor. After all, animals include humans, and our point is that we should try to prevent animal suffering in addition to human suffering. However, your industry inflicts massive amounts of suffering each year on non-human animals that can feel pain and fear the same way that humans can. Alternative occupations can be found, and with the population of individuals choosing a plant-based diet ever increasing, alternative occupations in agriculture are also increasing.

I was a meat loving, vegan mocking individual too, until I really looked into the issues and the arguments. Some of PETA's actions may seem extreme; but I assure you that the argument for veganism is not. What's extreme is the way we use animals as nothing more than a commodity to make money. That we find it acceptable to take a non-human animal's baby away and kill it, or have the rib cage of a once conscious being on our plate where everyone talks about how good it tastes. Heart disease and obesity are extreme. Confinement is extreme. Eating meals made from plants is not (and it's how most of our diet is already). All the nutrition is there, and it's delicious.

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