Talk about a watchdog! People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) works to raise public awareness concerning animal rights and issues; its high-profile campaigns promote vegetarianismand veganism, cruelty-free products, and alternatives to animal experimentation. PETA's Domestic Animal Issues & Abuse Department investigates reports of cruelty towards animals; Caring Consumer 101publishes lists of companies and charities that do and don't perform animal testing, as well as Animal Times and Grrr! (for kids) magazines. Founded in 1980, the international not-for-profitorganization has some 2 million members and affiliates in Europe and Asia. PETA is funded primarily by member contributions.
PETA And Terrorism: The Real Deal
The Center for Consumer Freedom butted headswith a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) spokesman yesterday on the Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto." Combining obfuscation, denial, and half-truths, PETA desperatelytried to defend its record of supporting terrorism and terrorists. Read on for some of the highlights -- and once you're through, sign our petition to yank PETA's tax exempt status.
After we mentionedPETA's $70,000-plus gift to dedicated arsonist Rodney Coronado, Cavuto directed this question to PETA:
This Rodney Coronado guy, I don't know much about him -- I just need to know this, because thisis a big deal. If he was found guilty of blowing up a facility, and spent time for doing that, would you continue to fund him?
To which PETA responded:
Absolutely not. If he needs legal feesbefore he's been convicted of a crime, then we'll consider helping him out. We do not fund illegal activities. That's a simple, straight fact.
Of course, as we mentioned on Fox News, PETA's own taxreturns show a $1,500 gift to the terrorist Earth Liberation Front (ELF), a donation made after ELF activists had been convicted of various violent crimes. PETA has subsequently offered several...