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Nearly 19,000 animals killed by city after PETA sparks animal cruelty raid

By Jeff Barringer
Thu, December 20 2012 at 21:31

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SGT Breen USMC - #1 - 2012-12-21 11:21 - (Reply)

PETA is the SCUM of the Earth.

I have personally been to Ben's Facility and it was about as bad as any petstore that I've been to. This man loves animals and especially reptiles. He lived to further the advancement of reptiles in the pet trade so that we would have U.S. breed animals instead of wild caught being the only option. But PETA doesn't care about all that care about are their own sick and twisted agendas along with the Humane Society. These evil organizations get away with destroying lives without ever being investigated themselves. Here is an older post from a few years back for you to look at but don't take my word, look it up for yourself.
PETA's Dirty Secret 7 Things You Didn't Know About PETA By Sunday, January 28, 2007 1) PETA president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk has described her group's overall goal as "total animal liberation." This means no meat, no milk, no zoos, no circuses, no wool, no leather, no hunting, no fishing, and no pets (not even seeing-eye dogs). PETA is also against all medical research that requires the use of animals. 2) Despite its constant moralizing about the "unethical" treatment of animals by restaurant owners, grocers, farmers, scientists, anglers, and countless other Americans, PETA has killed over 14,400 dogs and cats at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. During 2005, PETA put to death over 90 percent of the animals it collected from members of the public. 3) PETA has given tens of thousands of dollars to convicted arsonists and other violent criminals. This includes a 2001 donation of $1,500 to the North American Earth Liberation Front (ELF), an FBI-certified "domestic terrorist" group responsible for dozens of firebombs and death threats. During the 1990s, PETA paid $70,200 to an Animal Liberation Front (ALF) activist convicted of burning down a Michigan State University research laboratory. In his sentencing recommendation, a federal prosecutor implicated PETA president Ingrid Newkirk in that crime. And PETA vegetarian campaign coordinator Bruce Friedrich told an animal rights convention in 2001 that "blowing stuff up and smashing windows" is "a great way to bring about animal liberation." 4) PETA activists regularly target children as young as six years old with anti-meat and anti-milk propaganda, often waiting outside their schools to intercept them as they walk to and from class-without notifying parents. One piece of kid-targeted PETA literature tells small children: "Your Mommy Kills Animals!" PETA brags that its messages reach

Dan Mulleary - #1.1 - 2012-12-21 14:14 - (Reply)

Who is Ben?

SGT Breen USMC - #1.1.1 - 2012-12-22 05:57 - (Reply)


mike madec - # - 2012-12-22 10:07 - (Reply)

did you see the video of mitch behm throwing live mice and rats inside a ferret inclosure ? mitch loved his animals ?

John Troupe - #2 - 2012-12-23 12:35 - (Reply)

Mitch Behm is the one person directly responsible for the deaths of all those animals. I do not support the actions of PETA or HSUS, in fact I despise them. Mr Behm's extreme cruelty and irresponsibility is the reaason they got involved in the first place.

Jeff Barringer - #3 - 2012-12-23 15:31 - (Reply)

While Mitch Behm's actions, if true, are reprehensible, the animals were alive when he turned over his interest in them to the City and its animal control department. The city, and it's employees, made the decision to kill those animals rather than attempt to place them with any of the dozens of rescue organizations who were well positioned to care for and save many of the animals they chose to kill. While Mitch Behm failed those animals moreso did the agencies and organizations who took it upon themselves to come to their rescue and became their executioners instead when they found the task beyond their capabilities.

SGT Breen USMC - #4 - 2012-12-24 19:53 - (Reply)

Really? You haven't fed live minnows to bigger fish or live mice to a snake or monitor and i guess no live crickets to any other animal.

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