PETA - People "Euthanizing" Terrified Animals
Employees of PETA, yes, the PETA, the group that would seemingly rather kill their own children than eat a cow, is in trouble with the law. The crime?
Adria Joy Hinkle, 27, of Norfolk, and Andrew Benjamin Cook, 24, of Virginia Beach, appeared Friday in Hertford County District Court and their trial was set for July 19. Each faces 31 felony charges of animal cruelty and nine misdemeanor counts -- eight of illegal disposal of dead animals and one of trespassing.
And, one might think, what a horrible tragedy but surely it is simply that, a tragedy. Think again:
Dumping the bodies of dead dogs and cats in the garbage is wrong, but the president of Norfolk-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Friday that animal cruelty charges against two employees won't stick. ... But she told a news conference there was no indication of "pain or suffering" among the 18 animals that police in Ahoskie, N.C., found in a shopping center garbage bin or the 13 found in a van registered to PETA.
Wow. Never thought I would see the day when PETA, of all wacky environ-mentalist groups, would get beaten by their own game.
Not only do they now have to explain how two of their workers could have gotten away with dumping off 60-70 animals into garbage bins, instead of bringing them back to the PETA facility to be "humanely" euthanized, but they have to explain why they are euthanizing the animals instead of finding homes for them like they are promising the vets and animal control officers that have been allowing them to take the animals!! This is some serious scandal for the compassionate and law-abiding public image PETA tries to portray.
Whole tale can be found at: PETA President Denounces Dumping, Defends Accused Workers