Too much time on their hands

Yeah I’m talking about PETA. As mentioned in my previous post PETA went on the attack against a dog breeder who sold a german shepherd puppy to Vice President Joe Biden and his family.

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According to this article dog breeder Linda Brown has been threatened, investigated and scorned because of course the rescue dog extremists felt that the Bidens should have adopted a dog from a shelter. Why in the hell is Linda Brown being threatened?  According to the PETA website:

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

They need to add domestic terrorism to this list. Sometimes groups like this can take things too far.

Biden’s Puppy Breeder: “Never, Never, Never Again”
Woman is vilified for selling a pedigreed pup to the Bidens.

By KAREN ARAIZA

Fifteen minutes of fame turned into four months of bitter remorse for the Chester County woman who sold the Bidens their adorable little German shepherd puppy.

Linda Brown’s been investigated, scorned and had her life threatened.

“I thought when Joe Biden bought a puppy from me, what an honor,” Brown told the Daily Local News. “Out of millions of breeders in the country, in the world, he picked me.”

That was December.

When the story got out, Brown faced backlash from pet lovers who thought the Bidens should have opted for a shelter over a breeder to find their new puppy.

PETA seized the moment as an opportunity to blame the killing of shelter animals on people who buy from breeders. The organization’s TV commercial, “Buy One, Get One Killed” ran in Delaware after the Biden puppy story made headlines.

Dog wardens from the state showed up at Brown’s Wolf Den kennel, repeatedly, for inspections.

“I was cited for a piece of kibble on the floor and five strands of dog hair. They took a picture of that, they walked around, snapped pictures and don’t tell you why,” Brown told the newspaper.

She was found “not guilty” for each citation, but hiring a lawyer for the court hearings has cost her $4,000 so far in legal fees.

Brown says she and Biden both received death threats from animal activists.

“Never, never, never again,” Brown said about selling a dog to anyone with a high profile.

Her advice to breeders who’ve called about the Obama’s puppy search: Don’t do it!

“It’s been horrific since December,” she said.

Who in the hell are these folks to tell others what to do?  They ought to be arrested for domestic terrorism.

Not only is PETA harassing dog breeders, they’re now requesting that British pop group Pet Shop Boys change their name to Rescue Shelter Boys.

PETA to Pet Shop Boys: Rescue Shelter Boys, perhaps?

LONDON, England (CNN) — Just because they named their new CD “Yes,” does not mean that British electro-pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys, will agree to just about anything.

The band has turned down a request from an animal rights group to rename itself the Rescue Shelter Boys.

The organization, the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA), sent a letter to Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe acknowledging that its request, at first blush, might appear “bizarre.”

But, by changing its name, the band could raise awareness at every tour stop of the “cramped, filthy conditions” that breeders keep animals in before selling them to pet stores, PETA said in its letter. Read how the Pet Shop Boys got their name

The duo, which has performed under its current name for more than 20 years, reproduced PETA’s written request in full on its Web site.

The musicians said they were “unable to agree” to the request “but nonetheless think (it) raises an issue worth thinking about.”

The animal rights group said it was pleased the Pet Shop Boys had drawn attention to the issue by posting its letter so prominently on the band’s site. Talking about its campaign on a blog entry, a PETA staffer wrote:

“I think I may have to stick “West End Girls” on my iPod right now to celebrate.”

“West End Girls” is one of the many hits the group has had in its long career.

PETA is no stranger to oddball campaigns. A recent one was aimed to re-christen fish as “sea kittens” because “who could possibly want to put a hook through a sea kitten?”

And that’s not all.  PETA is also demanding that the NFL give former Atlanta Falcon quarterback Michael Vick a brain scan before they allow him back into the NFL.  WTF????

Has PETA Gone Too Far in Demanding a Brain Scan on Vick?

An update on Michael Vick:

1) He is still in federal custody (scheduled for release July 21).
2) He is still under suspension from the N.F.L.; Roger Goodell is not commenting on his possible reinstatement.
3) The Falcons are still trying to trade this contract rights.
4) He is still disgraced, his actions impossible to defend.

The only bright side for Vick may be a PETA campaign that could be overplaying its hand.

PETA is demanding that Vick be barred from the league unless he has a brain scan to prove he’s not a psychopath. It has written a letter to Goodell to press its case and is urging supporters to write e-mails to Goodell.

From the PETA Web site:

Vick’s behavior seems to fit the American Psychiatric Association profile for anti-social personality disorder (APD). People with APD are commonly referred to as “psychopaths”. They are usually male, often charming, prone to lying and manipulation, and incapable of genuine remorse. They can also take pleasure in inflicting cruelty.

Before the NFL even considers the possibility of allowing Vick back into the League, where he will be in a position to influence many fans, including countless children, PETA wants the League to require him to undergo a brain scan, coupled with a structured, standardized test (e.g, the Psychopathy Checklist, approved by the American Psychiatric Association). If Vick emerges from these examinations without evidence of psychopathy, this may mean that he has the capacity to express true remorse. If he is a psychopath, the chances of recidivism are great and remorse is virtually impossible.

I blogged about Michael Vick and the dog fighting scandal back in 2007.  I even stated that I didn’t blame PETA for going after  him.  What he did was stupid and he’s paying the price for his stupidity and his keepin it real mentality.  But a brain scan?  I swear the PETA folks have way too much time on their hands. I guess these folks don’t give a damn about humans.

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