Saturday, March 28, 2009

PETA kill numbers - 95% for 2008

The 2008 numbers are out and PETA continues to slaughter animals. Ninety-five per cent of all animals going through PETA's doors are dead when they leave. Screw the word "euthanize", they're dead. Killed by PETA.

PETA has $32 million, and rehomed a whole seven animals. Seven. Out of thousands.

Read all about it...

Image of PETA government filing. Don't be fooled by the number in the "reclaimed by owner" category, deduct that from the total and then calculate the kill rate.

Pet Connection - article one and article two

Nathan Winograd's excellent article, The Butcher of Norfolk, and a day-earlier article on Sheltering News from Around the Country (please note, US).

Canada, take note - it's downright impossible to get shelter kill rates because of municipal and provincial government secrecy. Tell your MPP and your city councillor to get this information publicly released.

Terrierman - with a terrific graphic representation of what 95% looks like.

Centre for Consumer Freedom, which is also trying to have PETA reclassified as a slaughterhouse. Works for me. Take away their charitable status.

Thought-provoking New York Times article on whether your dog would be better off with PETA or Michael Vick.

H/T to KC Dog Blog.

Monday, March 23, 2009

What to do, what to do, part deux....

Which leads me to the concept of honour. Neglected, abused, dying of starvation in this society. Like a god that has lost its worshippers, honour has faded into a shadow of its former self.

What happened to honour? When did modern North America become the land of sociopaths? To quote Rosie DiManno from the March 23rd Toronto Star, writing on a far more tragic subject...”The absence of conscience is a non-correctible disfigurement of character. There is no effective treatment. In a word: Guiltlessness. More words: Remorseless, deceitful, manipulative, self-centred, callous, unscrupulous, emotionally shallow.”

Is it the overwhelming prevalence of vulgar, shallow American television programming? Can’t blame the CBC, no one watches it...except I loved The Tudors. One would be hard-pressed to find a more vicious, self-centred, callous group. Although I must thank Henry for freeing us from the Vatican, and eventually opening the way for agnostics and atheists alike.

But I digress. Back to honour...character...and the lack of it.

I know the dishonourable can look in the mirror in the morning, because they have no remorse.

How are morality and conscience eradicated from people’s minds?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

What to do, what to do.....

What do you do when someone lies about you to others?
Flat-out, provably lies?

Why does a person lie? Is it simply that the person is small-minded, malicious,
vindictive, spiteful?

Does the person understand that the lie is slander, and they can be sued?

Perhaps it’s time to get a lawyer.

Sometimes I’m not willing to wait on karma.