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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

PETA Kills Animals

From a Townhall.com: Spotlight E-mail:

Explosive Website Investigates Animal-Cruelty Trial of PETA Employees

What if a group that doesn’t want you to eat meat, wear leather, or go to the circus (because using animals is “unethical”) killed dogs and kittens by the thousands? And what if paid staffers of this group killed dozens of shelter pets in the back of a company van and dumped their dead bodies into a nearby dumpster?

Hard to believe, but true. Visit PetaKillsAnimals.com and learn all about the two employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) who are standing trial right now for felony cruelty to animals. In June 2005 the defendants -- Adria Hinkle and Andrew Cook -- were caught by police throwing bags full of dead pets into a dumpster behind a local shopping center. Workers at local shelters are expected to testify that the two had picked up the animals earlier that day on the promise that PETA would find them adoptive homes.

Don’t believe it? Click here to read some of the Grand Jury indictments against Hinkle and Cook. Click here to browse through crime-scene photos of some of the animals Hinkle and Cook are accused of killing and dumping. (Warning: Graphic) And click here to see crime-scene photos from the arrest, including pictures of PETA’s van and "death kit."

And if these allegations don’t bowl you over, just wait -- it gets worse.

Hinkle and Cooke are still on PETA’s payroll. Both are being represented by PETA-supplied lawyers. And -- most amazingly -- while PETA’s top brass have denounced the way Hinkle and Cook allegedly disposed of the dead animals, they have yet to condemn them for killing them in the first place. In fact, the spokespersons PETA has deployed to Hertford County -- where the trial is taking place -- have repeatedly defended widespread euthanization in interviews with the media.

Worse still, PETA has a well-documented history of taking in homeless animals and killing them at exceedingly high rates. In 2005 alone, PETA euthanized over 90% of the 2,145 “companion animals” it collected at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. Still skeptical? Click here to view the Virginia state animal records that prove PETA has killed over 14,000 pets since July 1998.

To find out more, go to PetaKillsAnimals.com. There you will find daily updates on the trial, background on the arrests, additional proof of PETA’s systematic killing of “companion animals,” and more.

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