Here is the truth about Animal Rights groups in the U.S. We want people to know the truth that these groups that refer to themselves as animal lovers, in fact, do not care about animals. We are not making up anything. Look at the quotes from high ranking officials within these organizations then make your own decisions.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
501 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
"The cat, like the dog, must disappear... We should cut the domestic cat free from our dominance by neutering, neutering, and more neutering, until our pathetic version of the cat ceases to exist."
-- John Bryant, Fettered Kingdoms: An Examination of A Changing Ethic (Washington, DC: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), 1982, p. 15 and Quoted in Animal People, May 1993
I always thought that PeTA liked cats. It seems that they would like to rid the world of them. This is the illusion that these people try to present. Most people think of PeTA as caring for animals. They do not. They wish to rid the world of dogs and cats. They wish to eliminate right of people from having pets. Their true calling is to maintain power over people. It is nothing more than a Socialist trait. These people do not believe in "Freedom". Just read on and see what their goals are.
"In a perfect world, animals would be free to live their lives to the fullest: raising their young, enjoying their native environments, and following their natural instincts. However, domesticated dogs and cats cannot survive "free" in our concrete jungles, so we must take as good care of them as possible. People with the time, money, love, and patience to make a lifetime commitment to an animal can make an enormous difference by adopting from shelters or rescuing animals from a perilous life on the street. But it is also important to stop manufacturing "pets," thereby perpetuating a class of animals forced to rely on humans to survive."
-- PeTA pamphlet, Companion Animals: Pets or Prisoners?
"Let us allow the dog to disappear from our brick and concrete jungles -- from our firesides, from the leather nooses and chains by which we enslave it."
-- John Bryant, Fettered Kingdoms: An Examination of A Changing Ethic Washington, DC: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, 1982, p. 15
I thought that you were against the extinction of animals. Now you want to get rid of a dog that is happy lying down by the fireplace on a cold night. What is wrong with you people?
"As John Bryant has written in his book Fettered Kingdoms, they [pets] are like slaves, even if well-kept slaves."
-- PeTA's Statement on Companion Animals
"I plan to send my liver somewhere in France, to protest foie gras (liver pate)... I plan to have handbags made from my skin... and an umbrella stand made from my seat."
-- PeTA President Ingrid Newkirk speaking to OnMilwaukee.com, February 1, 2005
"In a perfect world, all other than human animals would be free of human interference, and dogs and cats would be part of the ecological scheme."
-- PeTA's Statement on Companion Animals
"I am not a morose person, but I would rather not be here. I don't have any reverence for life, only for the entities themselves. I would rather see a blank space where I am. This will sound like fruitcake stuff again but at least I wouldn't be harming anything."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, founder, president and former national director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), as quoted in Chip Brown, "She's a Portrait of Zealotry in Plastic Shoes," Washington Post, November 13, 1983, p. B10
"I would go to work early, before anyone got there, and I would just kill the animals myself. Because I couldn't stand to let them go through other workers abusing the animals. I must have killed thousands of them, sometimes dozens everyday."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, President, PeTA, The New Yorker, April 14, 2003
"We are not in the home finding business, although it is certainly true that we do find homes from time to time for the kind of animals people are looking for. Our service is to provide a peaceful and painless death to animals who no one wants."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, President, PeTA, The Virginian-Pilot, July 20, 2005
"Animal trainers, hunters, fishermen, cattlemen, grocers, and indeed all non-vegetarians are the moral equivalent of cannibals, slave-owners, and death-camp guards."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, President, PeTA
"It is a totally rotten business, but sometimes the only kind option for some animals is to put them to sleep forever... It sounds lovely if you're naive. We could become a no-kill shelter immediately. It means we wouldn't do as much work."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, President, PeTA The Virginian-Pilot, August 1, 2000
"To those people who say, 'My father is alive because of animal experimentation,' I say 'Yeah, well, good for you. This dog died so your father could live.' Sorry, but I am just not behind that kind of trade off."
-- Bill Maher, PeTA celebrity spokesman, Cape Cod Today
"Six million people died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughterhouses."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, founder, president and former national director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, as quoted in Chip Brown, "She's A Portrait of Zealotry in Plastic Shoes," Washington Post, November 13, 1983, p. B10
"I don't believe that people have the right to life. That's a supremacist perversion. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA's President, American Policy Center
"There is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They're all mammals."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA's President, the Washington Times August 29, 1999
"To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse."
-- Neal Barnard, Medical Advisor, PeTA, from Bernard's book, Food For Life
"If my father had a heart attack, it would give me no solace at all to know his treatment was first tried on a dog."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, founder, president and former national director for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, (PeTA), Washington Post, Nov. 13, 1983
"Eating meat is primitive, barbaric, and arrogant."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, founder, president and former national director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), as quoted in Charles Griswold, Jr., "Q&A," Washington City Paper, December 20, 1985, p. 44
And you are free to decide for yourself and live you life that way. But you want to take away my freedom for me to make that decision for myself. And this is the control that the Animal Rights crowd is trying to impose on the public. And they are trying to do it through intimidation and terrorism.
"Until your daddy learns that it's not 'fun' to kill, keep your doggies and kitties away from him. He's so hooked on killing defenseless animals that they could be next!"
PeTA flyer targeting children, (Asbury Park Press, September 23, 2005)
Here is a good example of PeTA and their family values.
"Even painless research is fascism, supremacism."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA's founder and president, Washington Magazine, August 1986
"Damaging the enemy financially is fair game."
-- Alex Pacheco, animal rights radical, PeTA co-founder and one of its original 3 board members, Washington City Paper, December 18, 1987
"I know it's illegal [trespassing], but I don't think it's wrong,"
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA's founder and president, Montgomery County, Maryland Journal, Feb. 16, 1988
It isn't wrong for her to trespass on my property, but if I showed her the same consideration and trespassed on her property, you can be sure that I would be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
"As the surplus of cats and dogs (artificially engineered by centuries of forced breeding) declined, eventually companion animals would be phased out, and we would return to a more symbiotic relationship - enjoyment at a distance."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, "Just Like Us? Toward a Notion of Animal Rights", Harper's, August 1988, p. 50
"I find that as I get older I seem to become more of a Luddite... And hearing animal experimenters describe me as a Luddite--which used to think I was not. And now I think Ned Lud had the right idea and we should have stopped all the machinery way back when, and learned to live simple lives."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, national director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), speech at Loyola University, October 24, 1988
"Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, national director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), Just Like Us? Harper's, August 1988, p. 50
"I don't use the word 'pet.' I think it's speciesist language. I prefer "companion animal." For one thing, we would no longer allow breeding. People could not create different breeds. There would be no pet shops. If people had companion animals in their homes, those animals would have to be refugees from the animal shelters and the streets. You would have a protective relationship with them just as you would with an orphaned child. But as the surplus of cats and dogs (artificially engineered by centuries of forced breeding) declined, eventually companion animals would be phased out, and we would return to a more symbiotic relationship - enjoyment at a distance."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA vice-president, quoted in The Harper's Forum Book, Jack Hitt, ed., 1989, p. 223
"There is no hidden agenda. If anybody wonders about -- what's this with all these reforms -- you can hear us clearly. Our goal is total animal liberation."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, "Animal Rights 2002" convention, June 30, 2002
"I don't approve of the use of animals for any purpose that involves touching them - caging them."
-- Dr. Neal Barnard, president, Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and PeTA's Medical Advisor, The Daily Californian, February 9, 1989 quoting Bernard's address to an audience at International House at Berkeley
"Even if animal tests produced a cure [for AIDS], we'd be against it."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, national director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), as quoted in Fred Barnes, "Politics," Vogue, September 1989, p. 542
Here it is. They do not care if people die. As long as a rat can live. To them it is more important that one rat live rather than the millions that could be saved by finding a cure for AIDS.
"Medical research is "immoral even if it's essential."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA's founder and president, Washington Post, May 30, 1989
"We feel that animals have the same rights as retarded human children because they are equal mentally in terms of dependence on others."
-- Alex Pacheco, Director, PeTA, New York Times, January 14, 1989
"You don't have to own squirrels and starlings to get enjoyment from them... One day, we would like an end to pet shops and the breeding of animals. Dogs would pursue their natural lives in the wild... they would have full lives, not wasting at home for someone to come home in the evening and pet them and then sit there and watch TV,"
-- Ingrid Newkirk, national director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), Chicago Daily Herald, March 1, 1990. Animal Agriculture and Breeding Purebred Dogs and Pedigreed Cats
"Humans have grown like a cancer. We're the biggest blight on the face of the earth."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA's founder, president and former national director, Readers Digest, June 1990 Biomedical Research
"Probably everything we do is a publicity stunt... we are not here to gather members, to please, to placate, to make friends. We're here to hold the radical line."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA's president and founder, USA Today, September 3, 1991 Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights
"The bottom line is that people don't have the right to manipulate or to breed dogs and cats... If people want toys, they should buy inanimate objects. If they want companionship, they should seek it with their own kind."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, founder, president and former national director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), Animals, May/June 1993
This is just another example of a Socialist agenda to control the lives of others.
"If beef is your idea of 'real food for real people,' you'd better live real close to a real good hospital."
-- Neal Barnard, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and PeTA's Medical Advisor, The Buffalo News, December 1, 1995
If it is going to cause us to die early, then what is the problem. Ingrid Newkirk has stated that "Humans have grown like a cancer. We're the biggest blight on the face of the earth."
"It's not about loving animals. It's about fighting injustice. My whole goal is for humans to have as little contact as possible with animals."
-- Gary Yourofsky, founder of Animals Deserve Adequate Protection Today and Tomorrow (ADAPTT), now employed as PeTA's national lecturer
"I will be the last person to condemn ALF (Animal Liberation Front)."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA's president and founder, The New York Daily News, December 7, 1997
Well, here it is. PeTA has just sided with a Terrorist organization. And you thought that PeTA was interested in dogs and cats. They want control and they will work with people that will use terrorist tactics to achieve their goals.
"Arson, property destruction, burglary and theft are 'acceptable crimes' when used for the animal cause."
-- Alex Pacheco, Director, PeTA, ActivistCash.com
PeTA might be closer to a Terrorist group than previously thought.
"I wish we all would get up and go into the labs and take the animals out or burn them down."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, President, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, National Animal Rights Convention '97, June 27, 1997
PeTA is looking more and more like a Terrorist group itself.
"Would I rather the research lab that tests animals is reduced to a bunch of cinders? Yes."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA's president and founder, New York Daily News, December 7, 1997
Just like the World Trade Center.
"Perhaps the mere idea of receiving a nasty missive will allow animal researchers to empathize with their victims for the first time in their lousy careers. I find it small wonder that the laboratories aren't all burning to the ground. If I had more guts, I'd light a match."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA founder and president, The Chronicle of Higher Education November 12, 1999
So now you are threatening the crime of Arson if you had the guts... as opposed to having the morals not to destroy property that does not belong to you.
"Meat consumption is just as dangerous to public health as tobacco use. It's time we looked into holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally accountable."
-- Neal Barnard, President of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and PeTA's Medical Advisor, PeTA, PCRM press release, "Physicians Advise Feds to Go After 'Big Meat' Next", September 23, 1999
"I despise 'animal welfare.' That's like saying, 'Let's beat the slaves three times a week instead of five times a week'."
-- Gary Yourofsky, founder, Animals Deserve Adequate Protection Today and Tomorrow (ADAPTT), PeTA's national lecturer, quoted in "As Threats of Violence Escalate, Primate Researchers stand Firm", Chronicle of Higher Education, Washington, DC, November 12, 1999
"We're looking for good lawsuits that will establish the interests of animals as a legitimate area of concern in law."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA's founder and president, Insight on the News July 17, 2000
"Serving a burger to your family today, knowing what we know, constitutes child abuse. You might as well give them weed killer."
-- Toni Vernelli European Campaign Director, PeTA, PeTA Europe news release, "Meat Expo Declared A 'Danger Zone' By Vegetarians: PeTA Targets Smithfield 2000" November 27, 2000
These people want nothing more than to control your way you live, not just telling you how to live your life. So much for the idea of "Freedom".
"What we must do is start viewing every cow, pig, chicken, monkey, rabbit, mouse, and pigeon as our family members."
-- Gary Yourofsky, Humane Education Director, PeTA, The Toledo Blade, June 24, 2001
"If we really believe that animals have the same right to be free from pain and suffering at our hands, then, of course, we're going to be blowing things up and smashing windows. For the record, I don't do this stuff, but I advocate it. I think it's a great way to bring about animal liberation, considering the level of suffering, the atrocities."
-- Bruce Friedrich, PeTA's director of Vegan Outreach, Animal Rights Conference, 2001
"I don't do this stuff, but I advocate it." It sounds like you know it is wrong. Yet you advocate it. You will not take part in the destruction of the property of others, but you do not mind of others actively participate in such criminal activity. You are no better than the Germans that looked the other way while millions were marched to the death camps. But then PeTA doesn't believe that those people were any better than rats.
"Mr. McVeigh's decision to go vegetarian groups him with some of the world's greatest visionaries, including Albert Schweitzer, Mohandas Gandhi, Leo Tolstoy and Albert Einstein."
-- Bruce Friedrich, PeTA Campaign Director, Vegan Campaign Coordinator
"I see a spark of hope in every broken window, every torched police car."
-- Joshua Harper, recipient of PeTA funds, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 18, 2001
"Physically shut down financial centers... Using any means necessary, shut down the national networks of NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, etc. Not just occupations but actually engage in strategies and tactics which knock the networks off the air... Spread the battle to the... very heads of government and U.S. corporations... When you see the loss of 9 billion animal lives each year, it's inappropriate to hold a sign or pass out a petition. It's appropriate to go out and burn down the factory farm."
-- Joshua Harper, recipient of PeTA funds, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 18, 2001
And here are the calls for the Terrorists activities. Don't tell me that these people are not Terrorists.
"I think it would be great if all of the fast-food outlets, slaughterhouses, these laboratories and the banks who fund them exploded tomorrow. I think it's perfectly appropriate for people to take bricks and toss them through windows. Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it."
-- Bruce Friedrich, PeTA Campaign Director, Vegan Campaign Coordinator, Animal Rights 2001 Conference, July 2, 2001
"I openly hope that it [hoof-and-mouth disease] comes here. It will bring economic harm only for those who profit from giving people heart attacks and giving animals a concentration camp-like existence. It would be good for animals, good for human health and good for the environment."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA founder and president, ABC News interview April 2, 2001
Hoping that disease is inflicted on animals. It is not exactly what you think of when you think of PeTA. Maybe PeTA isn't exactly the benevolent organization that everyone thinks it is after all.
It kind of makes you wonder if the Hoof-and-Mouth disease was not brought into this country by PeTA. They seem to be motivated to see that it does extreme economic damage. It is certainly on par with many of their tactics.
"Our nonviolent tactics are not as effective. We ask nicely for years and get nothing. Someone makes a threat, and it works."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA's founder and president, US