One might wonder, what does an article about PETA have to do with employers, employees or unions (aka the mission of EmployerReport.com)?
Well, not much...Other than the fact that an ongoing story about PETA staffers killing and dumping bags of dead dogs and cats into a dumpster behind a North Carolina Piggly Wiggly has caught our attention. Beyond the startling hypocrisy of the PETA story, however, is one revealing factoid in middle of that story that makes us wonder, where does this ultra-left hypocrisy end?...But we'll get to that in a few minutes.
For those few of our readers who are not familiar with PETA, PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. For a Wikipedia overview of PETA, click here.
Suffice it to say that PETA is a well-known radical animal rights groups that rejects the idea that animals are property, and believes that eating, wearing and otherwise using animals for anything other than to look at in the wild is unconscionable...dare we say even evil.
For an interesting article on Man's Rights versus Animal Rights, click here.
PETA, since its inception (and on behalf of the animals) has often taken it upon itself to resort to campaigns to disrupt, harass, and impede companies and individuals of making use of animals for such things as medical testing, clothing, and even food. Inasmuch PETA has been linked to the extremist groups Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front, both listed as terrorist organizations by the FBI.
PETA has also targeted children in its campaigns by handing out pamphlets entitled "Your Mommy Kills Animals" or "Your Daddy Kills Animals." As well as alienated African-Americans and other minorities by comparing animal ownership with slavery.
Now, PETA, the group that supposedly stands for treating animals ethically, the group that has gone to court to stop "cruelty to animals" and has splattered ketchup on countless fur-adorned women across the globe, has become the Dr. Kevorkian of the animal world--killing the very animals the organization was supposedly founded to protect. That's right, according to the article online, PETA is now murdering animals and dumping their bodies.
A PETA spokeswoman, Kathy Guillermo, said PETA never wanted to get into the business of euthanizing animals. But she said the group couldn't ignore the horrible conditions in animal shelters around Norfolk and in northeastern North Carolina. The group now euthanizes thousands of animals a year.
"Euthanasia is a better alternative to sitting in a stinking pound," Guillermo said.
In fact, according to Wikipedia, PETA euthanizes the majority of unwanted animals that are given to them. Among, recommending euthanasia for sick and dying animals, PETA also recommends killing certain breeds of animals (e.g. pit bull terriers) and in certain situations for unwanted animals in shelters: for example, for those living for long periods in cramped cages.
Ingrid Newkirk, one of PETA's founders, has said: "Our service is to provide a peaceful and painless death to animals who no one wants." PETA recommends the use of an intravenous injection of sodium pentobarbital provided it is administered by a trained professional.
Before founding PETA, Newkirk was chief of animal-disease control and director of the animal shelter in the District of Columbia. During her time working in animal shelters, she said she 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 a thousand of them, sometimes dozens every day."
Now, in North Carolina, two PETA staffers are on trial for killing animals...and, of course, dumping their bodies behind the Piggly Wiggly.
So, here's the gist of this whole late-night diatribe...
Here we have an organization (PETA) who is the self-appointed moral compass of how people should treat animals that admits, as well as gets caught murdering and dumping the bodies of its victims--the very animals it is supposed to protect.
Hmmm...Let's hope they don't start taking out their warped views onto the human species...
Isn't that similar to a union like the UFCW that admonishes employers like Wal-Mart on how they should treat their workers, and then tries to cut its own workers pay?...
Or, the SEIU whose Teamster-represented employees are also on strike?...
Editor's note: No animals were harmed in the writing of this blog.