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Saturday, August 19, 2017

A family has settled a lawsuit against People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) after it took a girl's unattended dog and put it down. The legal outcome ends an attempt to in effect put Peta on trial for euthanising hundreds of animals each year. Wilber Zarate from Virginia had sued the group for taking his daughter's chihuahua from a mobile home park on the state's eastern shore and euthanising it before the end of a required five-day grace period.




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Zarate alleged PETA operated under a broad policy of euthanising animals, including healthy ones, because it "considers pet ownership to be a form of involuntary bondage."

PETA denied the allegations and maintained the incident in 2014 was a "terrible mistake".


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Boaz is sort of right when it comes to the lesbian bike and car gangs, but the future will also include well-armed gangs pf roaming PETA supporters euthanizing our pets. And global warming will become so bad that midgets will be sold as disposable lighters. I'm trying to tell you the truth here, so listen up.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-08-17 10:47 PM | Reply

Little people, HeliumRat. Midget is pejorative.

#2 | Posted by cbob at 2017-08-19 08:27 AM | Reply

It disgusts me that PETA does this kind of stuff. For a group SUPPOSEDLY about the "ethical treatment of animals" - how do you justify collecting and murdering them? Especially dogs. Even our local tax payer funded shelter has gone mostly no-kill - except in the case of grievously ill animals and aggressive dogs (ones that actually bite).

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-08-19 10:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Have you ever noticed that groups and people that tell you what your morals should be and what you should or shouldn't do,,,Are the worst offenders..... Probably cuz they know from experience right....

#4 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-08-19 11:14 AM | Reply


Well, to be honest they've backed themselves into a corner with the whole policy of pet ownership. If you don't believe animals should be pets, what happens to the existing pets?

Do you go against your ideology and find homes for them, or do you euthanize them quickly and save some money on food? Most of the time they do the latter.

#5 | Posted by Lohocla at 2017-08-19 12:39 PM | Reply

PETA's cult like behavior is becoming more clear.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2017-08-19 10:06 PM | Reply

PETA is obnoxious.

#7 | Posted by cbob at 2017-08-19 11:02 PM | Reply

PETA's cult like behavior is becoming more clear.


It has been for a very long time. I've been vegetarian for 20+ years. I joined them for a while. I appreciated the recipes and other member benefits. They progressively got more and more radical so I discontinued my membership and that was at least 17 or 18 years ago. Radicals tend to rise to the top in activist groups. It's happened with the NRA, Greenpeace, pro-life/pro-choice groups, etc.

#8 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-08-19 11:14 PM | Reply

8 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 20

Except GreenPeace is still a damn good organization while PETA is a joke that sucks up a huge amount of money from people who wants too give money to a organization that helps animals not knowing that PETA kills animals and waist their money with stupid stunts that make all of those who care about animal welfare look like fools

#9 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-08-19 11:36 PM | Reply

Maya's owner has acknowledged that her death was a tragic mistake, and his family has expressed gratitude to PETA for its services to the community. Last year alone, PETA spent over $2 million on free and low-cost care for local families and their animals, including emergency veterinary care; flea, tick, and flystrike preventive medications; and free spaying and neutering to prevent animal homelessness, as well as replacing inadequate shelter, like metal drums, with doghouses and straw bedding in winter and answering emergency calls for assistance, such as free euthanasia services and end-of-life care for those with no funds to pay for it. PETA will be making a donation to the Virginia Beach SPCA in Maya's honor. For more information about PETA's lifesaving shelter and fieldwork, please visit investigations.peta.org

#10 | Posted by LucyP at 2017-08-21 11:35 AM | Reply

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