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C-Mach
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Ddanon33
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Are You in Favor of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)?

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Started: 2/18/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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C-Mach

Con

If you like your pets, you shouldn't like PETA. Also, they are against livestock and domestication of animals by human beings of any kind.
Ddanon33

Pro

What r u saying? Peta is in favor of animal rights movements also if u remember the case of Michael Vick they spoke out in an extremely negative way against him,also they dont care if u have pets as long as u take care of them well there are no complaints.I remember outside of a burger king out in the westwood village near my house there were protests of burger king buying meat from a company who keeps there chickens in a box from birth to death.
Debate Round No. 1
C-Mach

Con

"...We believe that it would have been in the animals' best interests if the institution of 'pet keeping'—i.e., breeding animals to be kept and regarded as 'pets'—never existed."

- http://www.peta.org...

The aforemtnioned website also says, "Contrary to myth, PETA does not want to confiscate animals who are well cared for and 'set them free.'"

This is also not true, as they want "total animal liberation," which includes "...[confiscating] animals who are well cared for and 'set them free.'

- http://www.activistcash.com...

PETA has also killed approximatley 17,400 animals out of 20,899 that could have been adopted.

"On its 2002 federal income-tax return, PETA claimed a $9,370 write-off for a giant walk-in freezer, the kind most people use as a meat locker or for ice-cream storage. But animal-rights activists don't eat meat or dairy foods. And during a 2007 criminal trial, a PETA manager (testifying under oath) confirmed the obvious -- that the group uses the appliance to store the bodies of its victims.

In 2000,... PETA president Ingrid Newkirk complained that actually taking care of animals costs more than killing them. 'We could become a no-kill shelter immediately,' she admitted.

PETA kills animals. Because it has other financial priorities.

PETA rakes in nearly $30 million each year in income, much of it raised from pet owners who think their donations actually help animals. Instead, the group spends huge sums on programs equating people who eat chicken with Nazis, scaring young children away from drinking milk, recruiting children into the radical animal-rights lifestyle, and intimidating businessmen and their families in their own neighborhoods. PETA has also spent tens of thousands of dollars defending arsonists and other violent extremists [ALF (Animal Liberation Front), ELF (Earth Liberation Front), etc.].

PETA claims it engages in outrageous media-seeking stunts 'for the animals.' But which animals? Carping about the value of future two-piece dinners while administering lethal injections to puppies and kittens isn't ethical. It's hypocritical -- with a death toll that PETA would protest if it weren't their own doing."

- http://www.petakillsanimals.com...

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Ddanon33

Pro

http://www.peta.org...
Here is the site which has a reason why many animals have been destroyed but it was never because, of not being able to fight that well but it was that these pets were born into a world that have not enough homes for,so basically u were wrong about "liberation of the animal kingdon" as of all it may be hipocrytical on their part but why let a dog be hungry in the streets forever in eternity.
Debate Round No. 2
C-Mach

Con

Remember, ends don't justify means. And in their case, even some of their ends aren't justfied, as you can tell.
Ddanon33

Pro

If u remember who believed in euthanasia, this is for animals to because, dont forget the phrase people for the the ethical treatment of animals.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by C-Mach 9 years ago
C-Mach
Ricky Coronado, an eco-terrorist, got a large sum of money from PETA, and they knew he was an eco-terrorist, as well.
Posted by C-Mach 9 years ago
C-Mach
Yes, we have proof. It's called TAX RECORDS.
Posted by Ddanon33 9 years ago
Ddanon33
wow u say such big words yet u have no proof, back it up next time.
Posted by Hypnodoc 9 years ago
Hypnodoc
Peta has been shown to support the destruction of research facilities and that is wrong. They have hired Arsonists and cost innocent people millions of dollars in damages.
Posted by Ddanon33 9 years ago
Ddanon33
no it does not because, it doesnt
Posted by C-Mach 9 years ago
C-Mach
Did the information I cited and copied from petakillsanimals.com not include that?
Posted by Ddanon33 9 years ago
Ddanon33
Many of them came from bad homes.So why must one allow them to keep living for as of all if there is no point or they cant find a home then tell me why,
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Yeah, unless you can show me a way to distinguish shwayze.
Posted by C-Mach 9 years ago
C-Mach
By the way, I am in favor of euthanasia. I think it is humane. The problem with what PETA did is that the animals were healthy, and were not diseased nor were they vicious. THAT'S what I have issues with.
Posted by C-Mach 9 years ago
C-Mach
Yraelz, I guess you are right. I guess I should have said, "Ends don't necessarily justify means." Thank you.
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