Fwd: [Cagoat_coop] Animal Rights
- I asked them permission
> to forward the information it contained and they__________________________________
> said go for it. I asked them what year the
> information was taken and she told me to her best
> knowledge it was 97'. Here it is :
> Animal Rights?.......WRONG!
> For the amount of money raised and spent by U.S.
> animal rights groups
> every animal in America ought to have its own
> Why then, do more than 15 million pets a year end up
> in under funded local humane shelters with
> overworked staff who are frustrated that they cannot
> even adequately feed and care for them?
> Animal rights activists cannot blame researchers,
> hunters, circus owners, meat-eaters, fur-and
> leather-wearers, breeders, fishermen or zoo keepers
> for the sorry condition of shelter animals. It is
> the animal rights movement which has turned its back
> on the suffering of these animals.
> But the animal rights agenda goes far beyond the
> narrow issues. Animal rights groups such as PETA
> (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) want a
> nation-wide ban on fishing, for example, and an end
> to all meat eating, which they consider cruel.
> Opposing hunting is just a way to get a foot in the
> door. PETA is so committed to the rights of animals
> that it even advocates an end to keeping dogs and
> cats as pets.
> The animal rights movement's main goal is not, and
> never has been, to save or help animals.
> Its mission is to market its philosophy and
> lifestyle to the American public. Shelter animals
> are sacrificed in the short-term so that animal
> rights groups can gain the money, power and
> influence needed to sell their view in the
> ARA Tactics :
> ARA (Animal Rights Activists) propaganda routinely
> makes fictitious claims, in order to win support,
> and of course money, from people who have no access
> to other information. They utilize terrorism to
> propagate their narrow, ignorant views as fact to
> uninformed members of the public in order to achieve
> their goals.
> The Department of Justice says there have been more
> than 313 instances of animal-rights violence in the
> United States.
> The A.L.F.(Animal Liberation Front), which has
> caused tens of millions of dollars in damage to U.S.
> research labs, factory farms and fur farms in 15
> years of existence, has been branded a "terrorist"
> organization by the justice department and the FBI.
> Alex Pacheco, chairman of PETA, told The New York
> 'Arson, property destruction, burglary and theft are
> 'acceptable crimes' when used for the animal cause.'
> Rodney Coronado, a member of the Animal Liberation
> Front, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 57 months
> in prison for the destruction of an animal
> diagnostics research lab at the University of
> California, Davis in April, 1987 (total damage
> estimates: $4.5 million).
> PETA sent $ 45,200 to Coronado's 'support
> committee,' which was a sum 15 times greater than
> what PETA spent on animal shelters nationwide in all
> of that year.
> This is what happens when social movements
> self-righteously believe they are so obviously
> correct that they may break the law with impunity
> and attack indiscriminately both persons and
> property who get in their way.
> ARA taking care of themselves, not animals :
> PETA :
> Eleven million animals are destroyed annually for
> lack of facilities. Yet PETA spent less than $ 3,955
> of its $ 12 million in fiscal 1995 and $ 6,100 of
> its $ 10.9 million in fiscal 1996 for shelter
> programs, according to its nonprofit tax forms filed
> with the IRS.
> So what has PETA done to help these homeless, hungry
> and sick animals and others that suffer and die in
> shelters each year? According to its FY 1995 tax
> documents, next to nothing.
> Less than $5,000, or .03%, of PETA's $13.4 million
> budget was allocated to shelter or spay and neuter
> programs in the U.S.
> 90% of the $1,485,076 PETA donated, or $1.3 million,
> went to itself-that is, PETA's satellite offices in
> Germany, The Netherlands, and England. Next to
> PETA's overseas offices, the next largest donation,
> $45,200, was sent to animal rights terrorist Rodney
> Coronado to help him avoid going to jail for fire
> bombing medical research facilities. Coronado is now
> serving a 57 month jail sentence.
> The Humane Society :
> HS, for its part, raises and spends close to $50
> million, enough to bank roll at least one well-run
> animal shelter in every state and have enough left
> over to spay, neuter, feed and save the lives of
> tens of thousands of dogs and cats every year. So
> how many HS-run animal shelters benefit from the HS
> budget? ......None.
> The Humane Society does not operate a single
> shelter, despite a $ 40 million budget.
> Yet ...
> The HS managed to pinch enough of its precious
> pennies to pay its president, Paul Irwin, $237,831
> and its chief executive officer, John Hoyt, $209,051
> in addition to providing tens of thousands of
> dollars in bonuses to the pair.
> These figures alone should be enough to convince you
> that your time and money would be better spent
> ARA and medical research :
> Would you be willing to sacrifice your child's life
> so a rat may live?
> That is what the ARA are asking of you. Without
> animal research, life saving treatments and vaccines
> for everything from diabetes to polio would not
> exist. Most Americans support and benefit from
> medical research involving animals. In the United
> States all drugs must be tested in animals before
> being tested by human beings. Typically, animal
> rights activists are often ignorant of even basic
> scientific and medical concepts.
> Animal research has provided
> a.. 50,000,000 prescriptions for antibiotics
> b.. 30,000,000 prescriptions for asthma
> c.. 3,000,000 operations under local or general
> d.. 180,000 diabetics kept alive with insulin
> e.. 90,000 cataract operations
> f.. 60,000 joint operations
> g.. 15,000 coronary bypasses
> h.. 10,000 pacemakers implanted
> i.. 6,000 heart valve repairs or replacements
> j.. 4,000 congenital heart defects corrected
> k.. 2,500 corneal transplants
> l.. 2,000 kidney transplants
> m.. 400 heart or heart/lung transplants
> ARA says "Most animals used in research are cats,
> dogs or monkeys."....Not true!
> The real figures are:
> a.. Rats and mice 83%
> b.. Fish , birds and reptiles 12%
> c.. Other small mammals 3%
> d.. Large mammals (cows, etc.) 1.3%
> e.. Dogs and cats 0.4%
> f.. Primates 0.2%
> * NOTE.....Animal Welfare is not the same as Animal
> Rights. Animal Welfare provides information for
> improved animal care and use in many fields. Animal
> Welfare's goal is the improvement of the standard of
> living of ALL animals, no matter their purpose.
> Animal Welfare is also of value to legislative and
> regulatory authorities and other organizations
> responsible for the welfare of animals. Animal
> Welfare does not support/condone the beliefs or
> tactics of the ARA.
> I have an acquaintance who is a member of PETA who
> told me very knowledgabely that did I know dairy
> cows and goats are hooked up to milking machines and
> milked 24/7 ? She told me they were just milk to
> death and only lived a short time. I asked her if
> she knew the cost of a dairy cow she would know that
> isn't true as no farmer could afford to replace a
> good dairy cow every 6 months. I told her it was
> not possible to milk 24/7 and she better visit a
> dairy to get first hand knowledge. this is they
> type of mentality those people have. They take the
> word of others in the organization without doing
> thier own research.
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