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People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA)

Know Thy Enemy - Public Enemy Number One - HSUS - FBI: Eco-Terrorism Remains No. 1 Domestic Terror ... March 31, 2008 For nearly seven years, the nation has turned its terror focus on Al Qaeda and the hunt for Usama bin Laden. But there is a domestic terror threat that federal officials still consider priority No. 1 — eco-terrorism.  "It remains what we would probably consider the No. 1 domestic terrorism threat, because they have successfully continued to conduct different types of attacks in and around the country," said FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko.

Testimony of FBI Domestic Terrorism Section Chief, Feb 12, 2002 - Counterterrorism Division, Before the House Resources Committee, "The Threat of Eco-Terrorism" During the past decade we have witnessed dramatic changes in the nature of the terrorist threat. In the 1990s, right-wing extremism overtook left-wing terrorism as the most dangerous domestic terrorist threat to the country. During the past several years, special interest extremism, as characterized by the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), has emerged as a serious terrorist threat. Generally, extremist groups engage in much activity that is protected by constitutional guarantees of free speech and assembly. Law enforcement becomes involved when the volatile talk of these groups transgresses into unlawful action. The FBI estimates that the ALF/ELF have committed more than 600 criminal acts in the United States since 1996, resulting in damages in excess of 43 million dollars.

We present this for two reasons.  (News Flash - read below, this just in 9/3/05) Re PAWS, PETA has been uncharacteristically silent, preferring to let AKC, HSUS and DDAL carry the fight.  PETA is never, ever really silent. 

Everyone knows PETA.  Really?  If you talk to ten dog owners who are not fanciers, over half will say PETA is “for” animals and most of them have donated to PETA.  YOU may know what PETA is, and if you have followed TheDogPress, you know that ELF is #1 on FBI’s Domestic Terrorism list, along with other recipients of PETA largess such as ALF.

Here are enough definitions of PETA, by PETA to keep you occupied for a few minutes.  If you thought you knew, read the quotes below.  And although TheDogPlace comes up on chats and all search engines, since we are restructuring the site, most have the .com or the old pathways so help us educate and inform - copy the URL (page address) in your browser bar send it to every person you work with, that you sold a pet puppy to, etc.  Or better yet, just copy and past this link or into an email message to all your friends!

"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: PETA) 1982, p. 15.

“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, in USA Today

"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, PETA founder, president, former national director, in “Animals”, May/June 1993

"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 Animals Deserve Adequate Protection Today and Tomorrow (ADAPTT), PETA's national lecturer

"Arson, property destruction, burglary and theft are 'acceptable crimes' when used for the animal cause."
-- Alex Pacheco, Director, PETA

"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

"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

"Our nonviolent tactics are not as effective. We ask nicely for years and get nothing. Someone makes a threat, and it works."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, US News and World Report, April 8, 2002

"A burning building doesn't help melt people's hearts, but times change and tactics, I'm sure, have to change with them... If you choose to carry out ALF-style actions, I ask you to please not say more than you need to, to think carefully who you trust, to learn all you can about how to behave if arrested, and so to try to live to fight another day."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, PETA Interview in ALF quarterly Bite Back, February, 2003

"I am convinced that we can shut down a lot of these animal abuse industries whether the public agrees with it or not. And whether these industries are shut down by violent or non-violent acts in the end, to me, doesn't really matter." 
-- David Barbarash, Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Spokesman, BBC Documentary, "Beastly Business", October 2000

"We are not especially 'interested in' animals. Neither of us had ever been inordinately fond of dogs, cats, or horses in the way that many people are. We didn't 'love' animals."
-- Peter Singer, Animal Liberation: A New Ethic for Our Treatment of Animals

"Our goal: to convince people to rescue and adopt instead of buying or selling animals, to disavow the language and concept of animal ownership."
-- Eliot Katz, President In Defense of Animals, its website, 2001

Related Links:

Know Thy Enemy - Public Enemy Number One - HSUS

The FBI ranks ELF and ALF as the #1 Domestic Terrorist Threats

The lists have been discussing where to send funds for the animals--read this email carefully--It does not state that any of the donations will go to help the victims of Katrina--This is a typical example of how organizations will take your money and put it in their bank account--Another disgusting example of PETA's real agenda...                                          Natalie

> >From: "Ingrid Newkirk" <>
> >Subject: Please Make an Emergency Donation TODAY to Support Animals in Harm's Way
> >Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 19:05:02 -0500
> >Please make an emergency donation TODAY to support animals in harm's way.
> >[]
> >We need your help TODAY to prevent the needless suffering and deaths of
> >animals who are in danger from natural disasters like Katrina.
> >[]

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