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I'm sure this question has been posed but what do you think about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals?

I never liked them because I feel they're liberal yuppies, I prefer organizations like the humane society and respect the ALF far far more than I ever could PETA. But after reading things from petakillsanimals.com I realized they are straight up frauds. They are concerned way more about profit than animals. They literally spent thousands of donated money on a freezer specifically for carcasses of animals they've killed.

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I think sometimes they give veg*ns a bad reputation.
With all their naked women with lettuce bras? Or something else?
 

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They make us look like we're all going on extreme with animal rights and that we're going to run around everywhere with big signs that say things like "MEAT IS MURDER!"

But, trying to get people to go vegan with naked women is weird too.
 

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They make us look like we're all going on extreme with animal rights and that we're going to run around everywhere with big signs that say things like "MEAT IS MURDER!"

But, trying to get people to go vegan with naked women is weird too.
Well if you think they're extreme then what do you think about the ALF?
 

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I used to be a PETA member and dumped my membership when this came out a number of years ago. What struck me was the head of PETA's (can't think of her name right now) response on the news to the allegations. That had been the first I heard of this and flat denial was not in this woman's words.

I too can think of more worthy organizations to support.
 

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What struck me was the head of PETA's (can't think of her name right now) response on the news to the allegations.
I remember that. I'll look for the video.
 

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I'm sure this question has been posed but what do you think about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals?

I never liked them because I feel they're liberal yuppies, I prefer organizations like the humane society and respect the ALF far far more than I ever could PETA. But after reading things from petakillsanimals.com I realized they are straight up frauds. They are concerned way more about profit than animals. They literally spent thousands of donated money on a freezer specifically for carcasses of animals they've killed.

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I would challenge you to do some research on the pro side instead of just listening to the lies put out by a group that serves the needs of the agricultural, pharmeceutical, cigarette and restaurant industry. Really, that is who you choose to believe? That's like me choosing to believe Nazi's on whether or not Jewish people belong to the human race!
 

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I think they're the reason vegetarians and vegans have a bad reputation, and why omnis are automatically defensive when they hear someone doesn't eat meat.
 

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I like them. They do lots of good and one doesn't have to like all their methods to acknowledge that.

as for them giving us a bad rep...no they don't. If there wasn't PETA the omnis would choose someone else, like ALF or even Huimane Society to make animal rights people to look like nutcases. we shouldn't side with the "enemy" here and let them influence us with their defensiveness and belief that saving animals is "extreme"
 

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I was a member for 22 years and decided not to renew this year....they do too much I dont agree with and dont wanna support that.

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Well if you think they're extreme then what do you think about the ALF?
They (PETA and the ALF) work on two different fronts of the same struggle. PETA acts on advocacy, and for that front their tactics are extreme and very contradicting, like the use of the naked body to 'sell' veganism. The ALF works in direct action, and for what they do their tactics are adequate for what is needed to get the job done. Steven Best wrote an essay for Terrorist or Freedom Fighters that reflects what I'd think is direct action gone extreme, however, as Best describes, heading that way would be caused by increased repression, not by wanting to 'sell' animal liberation to more people.

At the end every organization has positive and negative things. As much as I don't support certain PETA tactics I have to recognize it was their literature that turned me into veganism and I still think their literature is excellent. It's a shame that a lot of people will dismiss the contents of a leaflet because it has the PETA logo on it, which is something the organization should think about, since it's the outcome of the type of tactic I don't support.
 

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yes they are extreme && i dont 100% agree with everything they do
BUT i give them credit for helping animals.
in fact im wearing a "love me, dont eat me" shirt with a little piggy on it that says PETA2 on it at the moment

& im getting weird looks but IDC (im in college....)
 

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I think they're the reason vegetarians and vegans have a bad reputation, and why omnis are automatically defensive when they hear someone doesn't eat meat.
This is mostly what I think of them too. They're certainly a big part of it. The fact that there are many PETA members out there that want to make a positive difference in the world for animals is great, but because of how some of them have gone about certain things a lot of people view all PETA members as extremists, willing to break the law or even put people at risk to rescue animals.

I've never personally met anyone who has similar fears about the Humane Society.
 

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I personally have never been one for PETA's tactics. As the old saying goes, "You'll catch more flies with honey than vinegar." In my opinion, people will listen to our cause more if we use positive outreach. Who would read a brochure with a bloody animal on the front or take people seriously who are protesting nude? No. I think positive is the way to go.

Now, I have to agree that PETA is doing good, and they mean well. They have made many accomplishments in the world of animal rights.

Educating in a nice, positive way is the answer to our cause.
 
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