by Goldy, 04/29/2008, 7:08 AM

The animal rights group PETA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who’s been shooting blow darts through the heads of pigeons (which, not surprisingly, doesn’t appear to effect the pigeons’ behavior at all).

What’s next… placing a bounty on the head of Tom Lehrer?

32 Responses to “Those PETA folks have no sense of humor”

1. Upton spews:

Abusing animals is no joke. With many it proves to be an indicator of future anti social and sometimes dangerous to humans behavior.

As far as I’m concerned intentionally abusing an animal should be a felony accompanied by a harsh prison sentence.

2. Politically Incorrect spews:

Well, those pigeons can be a nuisance.

3. Puddybud spews:

I support People Eating Tasty Animals.

4. The Real Mark spews:

I wonder if PETA will put a reward out on itself… for touting their “no kill” puppy/kitten shelters and then… killing the animals anyway. ( http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/06/23/EDG11DC9BK1.DTL )

“…the state of Virginia… shows PETA has killed more than 10,000 animals from 1998 to 2003. ‘In 2003, PETA euthanized over 85 percent of the animals it took in,’ said a press release from the [Center for Consumer Freedom], ‘finding adoptive homes for just 14 percent. By comparison, the Norfolk (Va.) SPCA found adoptive homes for 73 percent of its animals and Virginia Beach SPCA adopted out 66 percent.’”

5. Puddybud spews:

Maybe the PETA people will get upset over this: (http://www.local6.com/news/16024577/detail.html)

6. wobbly spews:

peta is nutsy. however, i’m down with what upton sed.

7. ratcityreprobate spews:

They should be looking for the small brown fellow in a loin cloth and chicken bone, er pigeon bone, in his nose.

8. The Real Mark spews:

Yes… I’ll go with what Upton said, too.

I have no issue with protecting animals. My problem is with PETA and their ilk. More often than not, they’re total hypocrites and some border on mentally disturbed.

Wanna have some fun? Ask a vegan — especially one that is self-righteously vocal about not wearing or using ANY animal products — if they own any video or audio tapes or photographic film. Yep. Made with animal parts.

9. Roger Rabbit spews:

@1 “Abusing animals is no joke. With many it proves to be an indicator of future anti social and sometimes dangerous to humans behavior.”

Yeah, I agree. Bush got his start by blowing up frogs with firecrackers, and went steadily downhill from there. Now he blows up entire countries.

10. Roger Rabbit spews:

@3 Wanna eat a rabbit? For a good time, call 1-900-SUCK-ROG. All proceeds go to the Help Roger Rabbit Live Like A Republican Fund.

11. michael spews:

OMG!!!

I agree with the real mark on something.

Scary!

12. Daddy Love spews:

I don’t know. There are too many animals around anyway, and too few people who are really willing to adequately care for them. If PETA is advertising falsely or misleadingly, then let the FTC and State Attorneys General do their jobs.

13. Daddy Love spews:

Wouldn’t you know that TRM would link to a mail from a Discovery Institute shill trying to discredit PETA.

14. "Hannah" spews:

I saw this news story on NBC National News last night, kinda sick that PETA are such hypocrites, Do as I say, not as I do. And how much money do they get from donors? If I were a donor, I’d be asking for a refund!

15. "Hannah" spews:

@13 – Even Rabbit talked about this yesterday…

http://www.horsesass.org/?p=4756#comment-772748

16. Daddy Love spews:

PAWS couldn’t find enough homes in this area for the pets it took in. I’m not surprised that PETA cannot.

17. drool spews:

Peta seems to think critters should not be pets. They would rather kill them than let them be in “captivity”. They seem to think it is unnatural….even though the evolution of the domestic dog suggests otherwise.

Prevalent theory is some wolves developed a symbiotic relationship with humans. Those animals that lacked the fear of humans ultimately bred in close contact with humans and became the dogs we know today….sorta. Humans then got involved and you get poodles, etc.

18. Marvin Stamn spews:

17. drool spews:
Peta seems to think critters should not be pets. They would rather kill them than let them be in “captivity”.

  
They probably think of it as a late term abortion for animals. Then they don’t have to feel bad about killing.

19. The Real Mark spews:

DL @ 13

WTF are you talking about? I pulled the first article (of many) on the topic from the SF Chronicle.

20. Silverstar spews:

17. drool spews:

Peta seems to think critters should not be pets. They would rather kill them than let them be in “captivity”.

I have a service dog. She is necessary to my functioning. I have been attacked on the bus by these PETA nuts (or as I call them, the Humaniacs) for making my dog my “slave” several times. Funny thing is my dog is a sporting breed that was bred to work. She loves working. She hates it when I stay home and don’t have much work to do. Idiots.

I worked for a year in an animal shelter. It was a city-county shelter under the police department, and we probably euthanized 90% of the animals we took in. Some were just not adoptable. Others it broke my heart to put to sleep. Mostly I wanted to euthanize the *&^%%*(* owners who didn’t know how to keep or train a pet, or didn’t spay and neuter, and so produced some of the ugliest puppies you have ever seen. Or brought the mother and puppies/kittens in right after birth. Like we had the budget to feed the mom until the babies were weaned. Or dropped their pets out in the country to fend for themselves. Then the farmers would bring these half-wild critters in for us to deal with. And folks, if you are going to just park a dog outside, don’t bother to have one. Dogs are pack creatures, and they like to be with their pack. In most cases that means humans nowadays.

21. The Real Mark spews:

Silverstar @ 20

What’s even worse is that these PETAnuts have now infiltrated the schools and have minions (in the disguise of teachers) spreading lies and half-truths.

22. Puddybud spews:

TRM@19: Daddy NAMBLA Love has issues with links. He’s a lot like HAs clueless idiot. Even if it’s the indisputable truth he’ll claim it’s from a right-wing site so it must be ignored. Anything he disagrees with must be right wing… even if it from the most wacky leftist newspaper on the planet, the SF Chronicle. That’s why Daddy NAMBLA Love is a 16%er!

23. YLB spews:

even if it from the most wacky leftist newspaper on the planet, the SF Chronicle.

IIRC, didn’t you link to an anti-DiFi article in that paper?

When it suits your wingnut agenda, you use it.

Yeah, I’m going to distrust anything coming from the right wing. If it’s not a lie, it’s most likely being used in the service of lies.

If they want more credibility they should stop lying.

24. Puddybud spews:

Poor poor clueless idiot. No where to turn. Everyone is a wingnut in his single celled mind.

25. Broadway Joe spews:

PETA are as dangerous to freedom as al-Qaeda. Perhaps even more so. Like any extremist orgaization, thy have no qualms with hurting or killing ANYONE who disagrees with them. They bankroll other eco-terrorists, promote murder and destruction of property to advance their aims, and have no tolerance for dissent.

Sorry if I can’t give you a link, but go look up Penn & Teller’s “Bullshit!” on YouTube for the truth on PETA.

26. "Hannah" spews:

@25 – well put!

27. The Real Mark spews:

YLB & Daddy NAMBLA Love (or is that Daddy “Bestiality” Love in this case?)…

I cited the first major newspaper that came up in Google. There are plenty of other sources for the article.

Would you prefer Newsweek?
http://www.newsweek.com/id/134549

28. Broadway Joe spews:

They can have my cheeseburger when they pry it from my cold dead hands!

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More PETA hypocrisy: their Vice President is a diabetic who requires regular injections of insulin DERIVED FROM BEEF!

They would outlaw pets, seeing-eye dogs and assistance animals, and would let animals roam freely in the streets like cows (which are considered sacred in Hinduism) do in India. Cancer? Alzheimers? HIV? Who gives a shit? Those mice are more important than those useless humans…….

PETA are terrorists, simple as that. And we should hunt them down and destroy them without mercy or quarter, like any other terrorists.

29. Ken spews:

PETA are not terrorist.

However they do attract a lot of loons.

The only time I have been physically attacked while registering voters (Westlake park) was by a guy dressed as a carrot.

He did not like the T-shirt I was wearing for a political action committee run by Veterans.

Good thing he was so underweight he could not punch effectivly.

30. PETA Eata spews:

PETA will love this…

Bread made out of tigers! (don’t worry tiger-lovers, it’s a joke)

http://www.TheMonkeyBox.com

31. Broadway Joe spews:

Ken, go look up the episode of Penn & Teller’s “Bullshit!” about PETA on YouTube. You’ll change your mind about PETA.

32. Puddybud spews:

YES BJ! Funny and true.