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Re: This makes me ill...

Jim: First of all, thanks for contacting PETA themselves and the
newspaper for us. The website that I originally saw this article on
(This Is True) is not an anti-PETA website...it is a compendium of
newstories from all over the country and the owner of the site does a
usually very reliable job of tracking down sources for his stories. I've
checked out many of the stories he reports on there and usually found
that what he has reported is true (thus the name of the website, LOL!)
Anyway, I also went to the newspapers archives and read all 19 of the
stories that exist in connection with this story. It is pretty involved
but also quite apparent that these 2 PETA employees were caught
redhanded by the police in the act of dumping these dead animals, as
well as being in possession of controlled substances that are normally
used by vets. to sedate and euthanize animals and are obtainable and
legally usable only by vets; neither of these 2 persons hold vet.

Also, apparently a necropsy on at least one of the dogs done by the
state medical examiner determined that the dog was completely healthy
before it died. It is yet to be determined if the drugs found in the
possession of these two persons are in that dead animals system and thus
caused its death. Also, this was not an isolated event...there had been
apparently several instances of dead animals being dumped in this town
over the previous month. This would account for why they have been
charged with 62 counts of felony animal abuse. Since the arrest of the 2
PETA employees in mid-June, there have been no further dumpings of dead
animals. They are apparently set to go to trial anytime now and of
course, PETA administrators maintain they knew nothing of these 2
employees' activities.

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 --- On Sat 07/23, james singer < islandjim1@verizon.net > wrote:
From: james singer [mailto: islandjim1@verizon.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 20:31:41 -0400
Subject: Re: [CHAT] This makes me ill...

It is disturbing. Whether it's true or not.<br><br>I don't particularly
care for PETA--&quot;Why do they pick on rich women who <br>wear furs?
Because it's safer than picking on burley guys who wear <br>leather and
ride Harleys&quot;.<br><br>But I believe jerk-town Southern newspapers
even less.<br><br>And I believe anti-PETA web sites to about the same
degree that I <br>believed the Swift Boat sleaze balls. So I sent them
both [PETA and the <br>Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald) e-mails, quoting each
other, and asking for <br>comments. If it's true or what. I'll likely
never hear from either of <br>them. Not holding my breath,
anyway.<br><br>Also, it's worth noting that there is only one PETA site.
There are at <br>least three site peddling anti-PETA invective. So,
right or wrong, PETA <br>must worry the hell out of a lot vested animal
slaughtering interests.<br><br><br>On Jul 23, 2005, at 12:37 PM, A A
HODGES wrote:<br><br>&gt; Melody, I can't even comment. This is truly

and vile.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Andrea H<br>&gt; Beaufort,
SC<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; [Original Message]<br>&gt;&gt; From:
Melody &lt;mhobertm@excite.com&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; To:
&lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; Date: 7/23/2005 11:29:15
AM<br>&gt;&gt; Subject: [CHAT] This makes me
ill...<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; I wondered how many of our animal lovers
on this list had seen this<br>&gt; article. It about made me ill when I
read it.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;
&quot;ETHICAL&quot; DEFINED: After more than 100 dead dogs were dumped
in a <br>&gt;&gt; trash<br>&gt;&gt; dumpster over four weeks, police in
Ahoskie, N.C., kept an eye on the<br>&gt;&gt; trash receptacle behind a
supermarket. Sure enough, a van drove up and<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;
officers watched the occupants throw in heavy plastic bags.
They<br>&gt;&gt; detained the two people in the van and found 18 dead
dogs in plastic<br>&gt;&gt; bags in the dumpster, including

puppies; 13 more dead dogs were still <br>&gt;&gt; in<br>&gt;&gt; the
van. Police say the van is registered to the headquarters of
<br>&gt;&gt; People<br>&gt;&gt; for the Ethical Treatment of Animals,
and the two occupants,<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; Andrew B. Cook, 24, and
Adria Joy Hinkle, 27, identified themselves as<br>&gt;&gt; PETA
employees. An autopsy performed on one of the dogs found it
was<br>&gt;&gt; healthy before it was killed. Police say PETA has been
picking up the<br>&gt;&gt; animals -- alive -- from North Carolina
animal shelters, promising to<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; find them good
homes. Cook and Hinkle have been charged with 62 felony<br>&gt;&gt;
counts of animal cruelty. In response to the arrests PETA
President<br>&gt;&gt; Ingrid Newkirk said it's against the group's
policy for employees to<br>&gt;&gt; dump animals in the trash, but
&quot;that for some animals in North<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; Carolina,
there is no kinder option than euthanasia.&quot;

(Roanoke-Chowan<br>&gt; News-Herald)<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;
THE MORE I LEARN ABOUT PETA, the less I think of them. The story of
<br>&gt;&gt; them<br>&gt;&gt; killing animals isn't even unusual.
According to PETA's own filings, <br>&gt;&gt; in<br>&gt;&gt; 2004 PETA
*killed* 86.3 percent of the animals entrusted to its care <br>&gt;&gt;
--<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; a number that's rising, not falling.
Meanwhile, the SPCA in PETA's <br>&gt;&gt; home<br>&gt;&gt; town
(Norfolk, Va.) was able to find loving homes for 73 percent of
<br>&gt;&gt; the<br>&gt;&gt; animals put in its care. A shortage of
funds? Nope: last year PETA <br>&gt;&gt; took<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; in
$29 million in tax-exempt donations. It simply has other
priorities<br>&gt;&gt; for the funds, like funding terrorism (yes,
really). But don't take my<br>&gt;&gt; word for it: I got my figures


--and they have copies of

PETA's state and federal filings to back it<br>&gt;&gt;
up.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; The bottom line: if you donate money to PETA
because you think they <br>&gt;&gt; care<br>&gt;&gt; for and about
animals, you need to think some more. PETA literally <br>&gt;&gt;
yells<br>&gt;&gt; and screams about how others &quot;kill animals&quot;
but THIS is how they<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; operate? Pathetic. And you
know what I wonder? PETA's *official* count<br>&gt;&gt; of animals they
kill is 86.3 percent. But if they're going around<br>&gt;&gt; picking up
animals, killing them while they drive around and not even<br>&gt;&gt;
giving them a CHANCE<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; to be adopted, and then
destroying the evidence by dumping the bodies <br>&gt;&gt;
in<br>&gt;&gt; the trash, are THOSE deaths being reported? My guess: no.
While 86.3<br>&gt;&gt; percent is awful, the actual number is probably
much, MUCH higher. How<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; DARE they lecture ANYONE
about the

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