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PETA stages circus protest at Hempstead school

There are 23 comments on the Newsday.com story from Mar 16, 2009, titled PETA stages circus protest at Hempstead school. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

Circuses and animal rights groups have long clashed, but now a local battle has emerged for the hearts and minds of children.

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Maria

Stonington, CT

#2 Mar 17, 2009
GO PETA! Those idiots that work for Ringling are full of crap. It's all talk. There are undercover videos of the animal trainers mistreating those animals, and they spend most of their lives in cages! That's no way for an elephant or a tiger to have to live: chained up and caged up and forced to perform for the enjoyment of humans. They should have been left in the jungle.
Laura Cotter

Woodbury Heights, NJ

#4 Mar 17, 2009
Amy W. better check with her boss on trial. In his testimony he admitted the bullhook (metal stick with sharp point and also a hook) is used on his elephants at Ringling.
lby

AOL

#5 Mar 17, 2009
Maria wrote:
GO PETA! Those idiots that work for Ringling are full of ****. It's all talk. There are undercover videos of the animal trainers mistreating those animals, and they spend most of their lives in cages! That's no way for an elephant or a tiger to have to live: chained up and caged up and forced to perform for the enjoyment of humans. They should have been left in the jungle.
It's not about PETA's platform. The problem is that strangers approached elementary school children and gave them a "gift" to "educate" them without the parents' consent or even in the presence of the parents. Thanks PETA for helping Stranger Danger programs take two steps back.
Newsday Half Truth Paper

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Mar 17, 2009
I love animals. Right next to my mashed potatoes. Yummy!

“Rockin' in the Free World”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#7 Mar 17, 2009
Isn't it PETA season yet?

Idiots!
Hot Soup

Franklin Square, NY

#8 Mar 17, 2009
A person who doesn't love animals it's worse than an animal.A person who mistreat an animal have no conscience.
Tired of stupid people

San Francisco, CA

#11 Mar 17, 2009
Hey, dummy, I hate to break it to you, but humans are a species of animal who are "made out of meat" too. I guess it's okay to eat them, also?

“STOP animal abuse”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta, GA

#15 Mar 17, 2009
Pit Bull owner wrote:
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Pretentious
Egotystical
Tyranical
A-s-s-h-o-l-e-s
Maria what about all of those dogs PETA killed and were throwing into the dumpster behind that KFC
PETA kills 95 % of the animals they take in
PETA sux and so does anybody who advocates for them or donates to them
PETA is a eco-terrorist orginzation
Maria's ancestors should have been left in the jungle too
Racist azzhole
Melissa Merizalde

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Mar 19, 2009
Maria wrote:
GO PETA! Those idiots that work for Ringling are full of ****. It's all talk. There are undercover videos of the animal trainers mistreating those animals, and they spend most of their lives in cages! That's no way for an elephant or a tiger to have to live: chained up and caged up and forced to perform for the enjoyment of humans. They should have been left in the jungle.
Mari, thank you for showing me that there STILL ARE educated people in this world. I totally agree with your post. People need to stop overreacting to the fact that PETA was approaching children. These same people are the ones that think children are stupid. They are smart individuals who can make smart decisions and decide between right and wrong. Hiding your children from the truth will keep them from becoming educated. Children know whats going on. They have a natural love for animals and would definitely not go to a circus if they knew the truth. RIngling Bros. is full of lies. There are videos of their circus trainers abusing animals and hurting them. I am so tired of people being so ignorant and shooting down people who are trying to make a difference for the better in this world. Thank you PETA.

“STOP animal abuse”

Since: Dec 07

United States

#17 Mar 19, 2009
PETA didn't even exist when I made the decision to become vegan. PETA didn't exist when I made the decision to be kind to animals. I don't understand why everyone bashes PETA for standing up for what is right to begin with.
OhWellShitHappen s

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Mar 19, 2009
Ralexa wrote:
PETA didn't even exist when I made the decision to become vegan. PETA didn't exist when I made the decision to be kind to animals. I don't understand why everyone bashes PETA for standing up for what is right to begin with.
So pretty much, PETA is useless. Those who are kind to animals will be anyway. Some are bred for food such as the leftover corned beef Iím having for lunch.
Great Idea

New Rochelle, NY

#19 Mar 19, 2009
I agree. I love animals as well. The only thing I love more are Human Animals.

Let's protest WITH PETA and show these 8 year olds pictures of Aborted Fetuses to make sure they know about the Cruelty of Abortion.

I'm sure PETA will love the idea because they are so compassionate and love all animals, even Human ones.
Melissa Merizalde wrote:
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Mari, thank you for showing me that there STILL ARE educated people in this world. I totally agree with your post. People need to stop overreacting to the fact that PETA was approaching children. These same people are the ones that think children are stupid. They are smart individuals who can make smart decisions and decide between right and wrong. Hiding your children from the truth will keep them from becoming educated. Children know whats going on. They have a natural love for animals and would definitely not go to a circus if they knew the truth. RIngling Bros. is full of lies. There are videos of their circus trainers abusing animals and hurting them. I am so tired of people being so ignorant and shooting down people who are trying to make a difference for the better in this world. Thank you PETA.

“STOP animal abuse”

Since: Dec 07

United States

#20 Mar 19, 2009
LOL
hummmmm

Mobile, AL

#21 Apr 1, 2009
Great Idea wrote:
I'm sure PETA will love the idea because they are so compassionate and love all animals, even Human ones.
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if PETA is so compassionate, please explain why they euthanize 95% of the dogs and cats they take in, many times in the back of a truck, in the former owners driveway?
Breaking news, government interaction and proven to be true, look it up on the news.
hummmmm

Mobile, AL

#22 Apr 1, 2009
Ralexa wrote:
<quoted text>Racist azzhole
hummmm thats funny, you call racist a****, but I read and reread the post and there wasnt one mention of color in it..so how do you justify your comment?

“STOP animal abuse”

Since: Dec 07

United States

#23 Apr 1, 2009
I guess you didn't learn to read.
hummmmm

Mobile, AL

#24 Apr 1, 2009
Actually I read quite well, college educated, dont you wish you could claim the same!
PETA PEEPS ARE HYPOCRITS

Mobile, AL

#25 Apr 3, 2009
What a bunch of backstabbing nerds, all they care about is the money they collect with false sympathy

“STOP animal abuse”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta, GA

#26 Apr 3, 2009
hummmmm wrote:
Actually I read quite well, college educated, dont you wish you could claim the same!
USF 1997 4.0 criminology/rehabilitative counseling
hummmmmm

Mobile, AL

#27 Apr 5, 2009
lol, if your a rehab counselor, it looks like you ought to be your own best customer. Cause you sure need some sort of therapy
As to the schooling...online is all you could do huh?

University of Florida, Gainesville, 1999, 3.82GPA
sorry its harder when you actually sit in a class.
BTW Bio Major

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