PETA urging action following death of Eight Belles

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are urging prosecutors to bring animal cruelty charges against Eight Belles trainer Larry Jones. Full Story
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NancyD

Orlando, FL

#66 Jun 12, 2008
This is the full post-

MORE REALITY

WHO ARE ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS TO TELL A HUMAN WHAT ANIMAL MEAT HE CAN EAT?

TO EAT MEAT, WE MUST SLAUGHTER THE ANIMAL FIRST.

SLAUGHTER IS NOT CRUELTY, BUT FOOD PREPARATION.

WELCOME TO REALITY-

Livestock are ours to slaughter, eat and use. Horses are livestock. We use them without guilt for our purpose and pleasure despite the risks in racing, show jumping, eventing, polo, cutting cattle and even in a western pleasure class if you want to get picky. We have used animals without guilt ALL THROUGHOUT HUMAN HISTORY. We have used animals without guilt for our own employment and for a source of revenue for the state. We have used animals without guilt because our use is the very reason for them to continue to exist. We have used animals without guilt because they are our property and we can use them. We will keep using animals without guilt despite the continued, neverending attempts of animal rights activists who want Total Animal Liberation.

We, citizens affected by the radical animal rights agenda, outnumber PETA and similar cults by a million to one. When we get our message out about the truth behind the "Be Kind To Animals" army, your movement will be wiped out and scorned for the abomination that it is.

ANYONE NOT BRAINWASHED ALREADY PLEASE, PLEASE READ PG. 6 POSTS #118-121 OF THE THREAD TITLED PETA-CULT OF MISINFORMATION, FUND RAISING, DEATH, PUBLICITY AND CONTROL (SCROLL DOWN ON THIS PAGE AND YOU'LL SEE IT!) THERE IS LOTS OF OTHER GOOD, SOLID INFORMATION IN THE THREAD. YOU CAN LEARN FOR YOURSELF WHY PETA AND ANIMAL RIGHTS IS BAD NEWS FOR ANIMALS AND HUMANITY.
Devon

Levering, MI

#67 Jun 12, 2008
Hey PETA people. I got one for you. Last night while mowing my yard, I chopped up two toads. So take that and put it in your shorts!

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#68 Jun 12, 2008
PETA...ugh...isn't there enough for them to do spading cats than to bother us with this dribble?
Devon

Levering, MI

#69 Jun 13, 2008
I just set all my mole traps last night. That will make Peta mad. No, I am not trying to catch Granholms mole. I am after the ones in my lawn.

“Humanity- the cancer of nature”

Since: Apr 08

United States

#70 Jun 13, 2008
NancyD is a lying Nazi loving blood lusting bitch- Have you ever worked in a shelter. well, this person has and has a response to that self serving book you were recommending Pet Underpopulation: The Pet Shortage in the US by Loretta Baughan.

I mean the author is a dog breeder, hello!This is the shelter worker's opinion-from experience:

I wish I lived where Loretta Baughan lived. I work at a shelter where we have dogs pouring in every day and (probably fewer than 5%) ever have someone coming in to claim them. Currently we are getting loads of the "designer breeds" (puggles, goldendoodles, mini pin-ahuahuas). We are also getting some great mixed breeds and pure bred dogs - especially the #1 owner surrender dog in the U.S - the LABRADOR!(coincidently, the #1 preferred breed to buy currently in the U.S.... coincidence? I guess not!)

I also volunteer as a foster for a specific breed rescue group where, just in Northern California, we usually have at least 40 dogs featured on our website. On a good week, the rescue group I work with, will adopt out 5 dogs a week but we are just as quickly "restocked" (at the shelter we do better than that but the only dogs up for adoption are dogs that have passed a behavior evaluation).

Because the author of the article (appears to be a breeder herself)(see website : http://www.autumnskye.com/dogsforsale.ht ... or google her name), I'm sure she does not want to face any restrictions some cities, counties and states are now imposing on breeders - or people who prefer unaltered pets. I think this is a situation where we must consider the source and her motivation$. She may be a responsible breeder but, sadly, for every one responsible breeder there are easily 20 backyard breeders putting out dogs for the $- some might be decent pet quality, some may be very poor quality w/ genetic defects.

Her book makes some very outrageous claims and I can't begin to point all of them out. I think the one I would find most laughable is:

"Meanwhile, well run animal shelters have become victims of their own success. In order to keep their doors open and justify new million-dollar facilities and slalaries, some animal shelters have found a "new" source of dogs...and have been importing them by the thousands."

Really? I'm insulted she thinks someone would believe that! I can't believe someone would just make that up so I'm going to go with the thought that she might be twisting some facts.

She also spreads the false belief that some breeders like to spread that ALL the dogs coming to the shelters are dogs with behavior problems.

There is more but no more room....
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Well, you get my drift NancyDslaughter, as I suspected the author of the book Pet Underpopulation: The Pet Shortage in the US by Loretta Baughan is a breeder who lies to promote herself and her business and just like you is afraid animal rights may force her to treat the animals she exploits in a humane way, or that she won't have them to use & abuse at all.

NancyDslaughter-
Let's repeat that last part for the benefit of all - mandatory spay/neuter laws KILL more animals than they purport to save.

Pet Underpopulation: The Pet Shortage in the US by Loretta Baughan

The Animal Rights Myth of Pet Over-Population by Cherie Graves
Nathan J. Winograd: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation

AGAIN, DON'T WE OWE IT TO OURSELVES AND OUR PETS TO CHECK OUT THE ABOVE LINKS AND SEE IF MAYBE WE ARE NOT BEING TOLD THE WHOLE TRUTH BY THE ANIMAL RIGHTS CULTS?
Got any more ammunition against animal welfare, bring it on you lying loser.

“Humanity- the cancer of nature”

Since: Apr 08

United States

#71 Jun 13, 2008
They Love to Run- A Follow-Up

Well, about 500 or so comments later, the thread on this post about the recent Kentucky Derby horror is still going strong. It’s clear that this issue has deeply affected a lot of people—and hopefully, all this emotion about Eight Belles’ tragedy will result in some actual reforms that will give at least some degree of protection to the horses who are abused by this industry.

I don’t usually make a point of singling out certain comments on this blog, but there were enough people who made statements along the lines of “But horses are born to race. That’s what they love,” or, like,“They’re treated better than most humans,” that I figured it was worth pointing out a few more things about the horseracing industry, which, like any industry which depends on animal domination and exploitation, will try to get away with any abusive or neglectful practice that might make them an extra dime. And the real victims—Eight Belles and the thousands of less famous horses who died under similar circumstances or else were shipped off to Europe for human consumption—live miserable lives and die painful deaths.

Here are a few key points about how this works, and there’s lots more info on this horseracing factsheet:

1. Nobody “loves to run” when they’re suffering from bleeding lungs or painful leg injuries, but that doesn’t stop trainers from pumping these animals full of drugs to mask the pain, enhance their performance and just plain keep them going. We are getting calls and faxes about all kinds of cocktail mixes that "are common knowledge in the back stretch." Sometimes people are caught and suspended when they’re careless—as was the case with this veterinarian who got busted for injecting cobra venom into a horse as a nerve blocking agent. For real.

2. Why was Eight Belles so fragile? Well, horses begin training when their skeletal systems are still growing, and they’re completely unable to deal with pounding their limbs into jelly on a hard track at high speeds. Don't tell me that all those people who "really know about horses" didn't have an inkling that this filly - a filly, no less - was a high risk for serious injuries like the ones she sustained. But she was raced anyway. Any gue$$es as to why?

3. As I mentioned before, horses that don’t make the cut get shipped off to slaughterhouses. The fact that anybody who knows this would still have the gall to comment on this blog saying that these animals are “treated better than most humans” is just too depressing to even think about.

For better or for worse, Eight Belles is now a very public representative of an industry that’s rotten to its rotten core. My only hope is that people will keep looking deeper into the way these horses are treated. And don’t dare try and tell me that they like it.

The Peta Files

“Casey's new friends”

Since: Sep 07

Houston, TX

#73 Jun 16, 2008
FACTS:

The horse racing industry causes thousands of horses to be born only to be slaughtered or abandoned to an existence of neglect, starvation, and suffering. There are three reasons for this:

Very large numbers must be produced annually to generate a few fast ones to be selected to compete. Of the many thousands bred to race, very few make the grade. The rest must be disposed of.

During training or racing, injuries are common. Injured horses are also euthanized or sold from one owner to another into increasingly worse conditions.

When race horses have finished their career - usually at a very early age, before they are fully mature - they, too, must be disposed of. Their numbers exceed by far the number of humane retirement facilities.
The above has been found to be true of every country where this issue has been studied, including England, Germany, Japan, and the U.S. In the small country of Macau, for example, approximately 300 horses are imported per year, the same number as are retired. Most of those retired are euthanized. Some who do not make the grade, but who can still race, are exported to race and/or to an unknown fate in China or Vietnam. A local Macau newspaper published photos of healthy horses (some as young as 4 years old) who were no longer fast enough to win races, being lined up and shot, their bodies dumped at a local landfill. The horses were shot because shooting is a cheaper, though much less humane method of euthanasia than lethal injection.

In the U.S., around 5,000 leave racing every year, the same number who enter it. As in Macau and in every other country where horse racing exists, many end up euthanized or sent into a downward spiral of abuse.

“Humanity- the cancer of nature”

Since: Apr 08

Somerville, TN

#74 Jun 17, 2008
News Agency: An Appalling Number of Horses Are Dying
Updates From PETA's Blog
They Love to Run (Part 2)
History is Made at the Belmont!
Horseracing Body Begins to Come Around
"They Love to Run"
Protests at the Preakness
Has Eight Belles' Death Been Properly Investigated?
Time to Rein in the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority
Kentucky Derby Horse Killed in Front of Thousands
Read All

The racing industry has claimed that the death of Eight Belles at the Kentucky Derby was a "freak accident," but a new investigation by the Associated Press found that an average of three horses suffer catastrophic injuries and are destroyed on racetracks every day—and more than 5,000 horses have died since 2003. That number may be even higher, the AP report says, as many deaths may not even be reported.

PETA pushed for congressional hearings into the deaths, injuries, and mistreatment of racehorses just hours after Eight Belles died. Congress has agreed that misuse of drugs, racing surfaces, breeding, and other issues must be examined and has scheduled hearings for Thursday, June 19, on Capitol Hill. This is an unprecedented opportunity for meaningful change in the racing industry. Please use the form below to let Congress know that you care about Eight Belles and all the less famous horses who face death on the track. Also, if you work in the horseracing industry and witness or know about any cruelty or illegal practices or incidents, click here to report cruelty.

http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/congress_h...
Wowzers

Belvidere, IL

#76 Jun 3, 2013
neecer wrote:
I'm a member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals!!!
The People Eating Tasty Animals you have in mind loses points for beating a dead horse (rotten joke intended) whose death made a lot of people cry very REAL tears on race day!
People Eating Tasty Animals = Psychopathic Evil Thugs for Animals = the laughingstock of animal rights since 1980
Lassie

Hudsonville, MI

#77 Jun 4, 2013
PETA blows!

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