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Re: PETA, was insect control


Kitty,

It's unfortunate that PETA has not disavowed a connection with the Animal
Liberation Front and other groups that give them such a bad name. And
there's a difference between kindness to animals, and the belief that
animals have rights that supercede those of humans (though I believe that in
some cases that may be true, also).

 From PETA's website: "Animal rights means that animals are not ours to use
for food, clothing, entertainment, or experimentation. Animal welfare allows
these uses as long as "humane" guidelines are followed."

Daryl (who wishes you could have gotten the pellet gun away from the
neighbor, and given her a dose of her own medicine)




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] insect control


> You know, these days so many people use PETA like a dirty word.  Recently
> someone **accused** me of being a PETA member, because I voiced a negative
> opinion of her shooting her own dog with a pellet gun to get it to stop
> barking.  Yes, PETA has some overzealous nutcases, but their basic tenet
of
> kindness toward animals is reasonable.
>
> Kitty

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