Wednesday, March 11, 2009

PETA Gives Oprah The Person Of The Year Award

The National Institute of Canine Experts is confused and dismayed by Oprah Winfrey's acceptance of PETA's Person of the Year Award for 2008. By accepting this award, it appears to NICE, The National Institute of Canine Experts, that Oprah Winfrey sends the message that she agrees with PETA's mission and actions. Oprah, 'Do you support eliminating medical research for American children who suffer from diseases such as cancer and AIDS? PETA does. PETA's president has said that 'even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we would be against it.' And PETA has repeatedly attacked many well-respected medical research foundations such as the March of Dimes, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, solely because they support animal-based research. Oprah, 'Do you support organizations that kill 90% of their shelter animals?' PETA does just that. According to government documents, PETA employees have killed more than 19,200 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens since 1998. In 2005, two PETA employees were charged with 31 felony counts of animal cruelty each, after authorities found them dumping the dead bodies of 18 animals they had just picked up from a North Carolina animal shelter into a Dumpster. PETA puts to death over 90 percent of the animals it accepts from members of the public who expect the group to make a reasonable attempt to find them adoptive homes. PETA spends part of its $32 million annual income on a contract with a crematory service to periodically empty hundreds of animal bodies from its large walk-in freezer...PR-Inside

1 comment:

mherzog said...

PETA supports increasing human empathy toward animals. Your article misrepresents PETA.

BTW, there is a new documentary coming on HBO out about factory farming you might be interested.