I think what annoys me most about these organizations is that they probably have quite a lot of well meaning, good hearted people working for them who don't realize this shit.
I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.
^^ Exactly! That is precisely it.
*sigh* This thread'd probably be at least 48 pages long by now if the Franktards were still here.
Bringin' up old shit since 1998.
According to Peta records in 2006 they put down almost 3000 animals. or 97% of the animals handed over to their care. So what are they doing with all those donations, if not caring for animals?? You'll be happy to know that they're putting it to good use by investing in the meat industry!
More on PETA's involvement in the meat industry - In Poor Economy, PETA Buying Stock in Meat-Heavy Restaurants : PlanetsavePETA Increases its Holdings in Meat Companies ***Pork - Industry Insight
Talk about trickle down economics, we're starting to see how the negative aspects of the current economy are trickling down to other sectors. Now, an unexpected development is surfacing with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and its stockholdings.
Several years ago, PETA started buying shares in publicly traded meat companies, which allowed the group to work toward influencing the companies' operational protocols. Now, as those shares slip lower, PETA has had to step up its stock purchases in meat-related companies.
Now, this can be spun two ways. On one side, if PETA wants to try to maintain its access to shareholder meetings so it can offer resolutions to generate attention and influence, it has to purchase more stock. In most cases, a shareholder must own at least $2,000 worth of stock in the company for one year prior to a resolution's submission date. If its stock holdings value dips below that minimum at any point during the year, PETA is unable to submit a resolution. That's according to federal regulations.
"To remain eligible to submit the resolutions in a depressed market, PETA has had to revamp its stock-purchasing strategy by buying additional shares," according to the group's news release.
Of course, if the money exists, and animal activist groups have good-sized bank accounts, smart investors know that a down-market is a good time to buy shares. When the market turns around, not only are the holdings worth more, but you'll also have greater influence.
Some of the companies that PETA has recently upped its holdings include, Pilgrim's Pride, Tyson Foods, Sonic Corp., O'Charley's, Domino's Pizza, California Pizza Kitchen and Ingles Markets.
PETA claims that this will allow them to exert influence over the meat industry. In practice it means that they are both funding and profiting from it. In light of the many euthanized animals that they couldn't afford to keep this comes off a bit odd. I think that they're really after world domination! At least if you want to engage in politically correct meat eating then you'll know which companies support the cause, like Dominoes and Tyson Foods. There the ones that Pam Anderson won't be protesting against. If they start making money on their investments, do you suppose that they'll then decide that 'ethical meat eating' is okay, since it supports their agenda?
More on PETA's animal euthanasia
P.E.T.A - The Truth (upsetting pictures) - Pet Forums Community
What annoys me most is their sheer phoniness, and their obvious greed!
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People need to spay and neuter their pets. I am not justifying what Peta does. But there is a severe overpopulation of cats and dogs and it is better that they are euthinized in a painless matter than left to die on the streets as they do in some countries that i have been (get run over by cars, beaten by people, starve, freeze to death)
Bringin' up old shit since 1998.
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