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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:18 AM   #1
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As Lake Michigan ports go, Grand Haven is an angler's paradise. If People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals gets its way, it also will be home to a lighthouse café -- serving faux fish sticks -- where patrons learn about the evils of fishing.
PETA said in a letter to the National Park Service this week that it wants to take over Grand Haven's historic twin red lighthouses once they go on a list of surplus properties this year or next. Because PETA is a nonprofit, its bid to maintain the lighthouses could be considered.
The way the animal rights group sees it, Grand Haven would be a perfect place to drum up compassion for fish. To do so, it would point to research it says suggests that fish have feelings, too, rubbing against each other to show affection, developing individual personalities, even learning to grieve.
Kids younger than 12 who visit would get a plush fish toy that says, "Fish are Friends, Not Food!"
Some locals don't want their pier to become the headquarters for the proposed Fish Empathy Project.
"It's nonsense," said Capt. Jim Bard of It-Il-Do Charters. "The whole entire lake revolves around the sportfishing industry."

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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:23 AM   #2
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i have a feeling peta is going to be doing alot of b.s. this summer
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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:25 AM   #3
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Thats it everyone grab a fishing pole we're starting a protest
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what do you expect from a sack of shit group like them
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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:29 AM   #6
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They've also crawled up the city of Hollands ass over horse drawn carriage rides, stating its mean to the horses to make them walk on the pavement and breathe exhaust fumes from cars.


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) - The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has contacted Holland, Michigan officials, asking for them to vote against a proposal to allow horse-drawn carriages.

The group says that the city council plans on voting on the ordinance allowing the carriages next Wednesday.

The group says that horse-drawn carriages are "cruel contraptions" that are "accidents waiting to happen."
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hmm, run em out of town for wanting to change the lighthouse and scaring off economically important tourist!
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They've also crawled up the city of Hollands ass over horse drawn carriage rides, stating its mean to the horses to make them walk on the pavement and breathe exhaust fumes form cars.
ya i seen that on the news ... funny thing is when the court date rolled around no one from peta was there to fight it
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1) According to government documents, PETA employees have killed more than 19,200 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens since 1998. This behavior continues despite PETA’s moralizing about the “unethical” treatment of animals by farmers, scientists, restaurant owners, circuses, hunters, fishermen, zookeepers, and countless other Americans. PETA puts to death over 90 percent of the animals it accepts from members of the public who expect the group to make a reasonable attempt to find them adoptive homes. PETA holds absolutely no open-adoption shelter hours at its Norfolk, VA headquarters, choosing instead to spend part of its $32 million annual income on a contract with a crematory service to periodically empty hundreds of animal bodies from its large walk-in freezer.

2) PETA president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk has described her group’s overall goal as “total animal liberation.” This means the complete abolition of meat, milk, cheese, eggs, honey, zoos, aquariums, circuses, wool, leather, fur, silk, hunting, fishing, and pet ownership. In a 2003 profile of Newkirk in The New Yorker, author Michael Specter wrote that Newkirk has had at least one seeing-eye dog taken away from its blind owner. PETA is also against all medical research that requires the use of animals, including research aimed at curing AIDS and cancer.

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 Rodney Coronado, an Animal Liberation Front (ALF) serial arsonist convicted of burning down a Michigan State University research laboratory. In his sentencing memorandum, a federal prosecutor implicated PETA president Ingrid Newkirk in that crime. PETA vegetarian campaign coordinator Bruce Friedrich has also told an animal rights convention that “blowing stuff up and smashing windows” is “a great way to bring about animal liberation,” adding, “Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it.”

4) PETA activists regularly target children as young as six years old with anti-meat and anti-milk propaganda, even waiting outside their schools to intercept them without notifying their parents. One piece of kid-targeted PETA literature tells small children: “Your Mommy Kills Animals!” PETA brags that its messages reach over 1.2 million minor children, including 30,000 kids between the ages of 6 and 12, all contacted by e-mail without parental supervision. One PETA vice president told the Fox News Channel’s audience: “Our campaigns are always geared towards children, and they always will be.”

5) PETA’s president has said that “even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we would be against it.” And PETA has repeatedly attacked research foundations like the March of Dimes, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, solely because they support animal-based research aimed at curing life-threatening diseases and birth defects. And PETA helped to start and manage a quasi-medical front group, the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, to attack medical research head-on.

6) PETA has compared Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust to farm animals and Jesus Christ to pigs. PETA’s religious campaigns include a website that claims—despite ample evidence to the contrary—that Jesus Christ was a vegetarian. PETA holds protests at houses of worship, even suing one church that tried to protect its members from Sunday-morning harassment. Its billboards taunt Christians with the message that hogs “died for their sins.” PETA insists, contrary to centuries of rabbinical teaching, that the Jewish ritual of kosher slaughter shouldn’t be allowed. And its infamous “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign crassly compared the Jewish victims of Nazi genocide to farm animals.

7) PETA frequently looks the other way when its celebrity spokespersons don’t practice what it preaches. As gossip bloggers and Hollywood journalists have noted, Pamela Anderson’s Dodge Viper (auctioned to benefit PETA) had a “luxurious leather interior”; Jenna Jameson was photographed fishing, slurping oysters, and wearing a leather jacket just weeks after launching an anti-leather campaign for PETA; Morrissey got an official “okay” from PETA after eating at a steakhouse; Dita von Teese has written about her love of furs and foie gras; Steve-O built a career out of abusing small animals on film; the officially “anti-fur” Eva Mendes often wears fur anyway; and Charlize Theron’s celebrated October 2007 Vogue cover shoot featured several suede garments. In 2008, “Baby Phat” designer Kimora Lee Simmons became a PETA spokesmodel despite working with fur and leather, after making a $20,000 donation to the animal rights group.
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I really like that.
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PETA is a horrible group.
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i donate to PETA every year without question
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Old June 6th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #15
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i donate to PETA every year without question

You've become quite the pot stiring guy.....

Everbody on here would be shocked to see how much they actually support PETA, via purchases from companies that donate to PETA, not to mention the Michigan Humane Society, and a host of other groups that you don't even realize support PETA....

But thats nothing compared to tricking the U.S. into voting for Obama.....
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I hope Foamer documents this development.
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You've become quite the pot stiring guy.....

Everbody on here would be shocked to see how much they actually support PETA, via purchases from companies that donate to PETA, not to mention the Michigan Humane Society, and a host of other groups that you don't even realize support PETA....

But thats nothing compared to tricking the U.S. into voting for Obama.....
see you donate too
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cause i be subersmartz?
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When and where??
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im a full member of peta PEOPLE EATING TASTY ANIMALS and i will be till the day i die hehe
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