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PETA: More oversight needed in livestock industry

There are 49 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 17, 2008, titled PETA: More oversight needed in livestock industry. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

An animal rights group is calling for increased oversight of factory farms to prevent the kind of abuse found in an undercover investigation at a hog farm in western Iowa.

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mike

Marshall, MN

#43 Sep 23, 2008
Tom Shakopee wrote:
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Sarah,
Congratulations, you get it!! Liberalism, and we all know PETA is an arm of the Democrat Party, is an extremist organization. Their main objective is to bring into line Animal and Human Life. It is why I believe LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER.
You have the Democrat Party that is nothing more than a conglomeration of Groups, i.e.(Labor Unions, Minorities, NOW Women, H o m o S e x u a l s, Abortionists, a.k.a.(Murderers), etc. It is nothing more than a conglomeration of God-Hating, Family-Loathing, Morally-Depraved individuals - Hence the conclusion that Liberalism is a mental disorder. PETA is just one of many examples.
WOW! i cant believe what i just read. first of all i am a very proud american who has served two tours in iraq, i'm religious, love my family and country. i also happen to be a liberal. i'm trying very hard not to call you childish and offensive names like you did to me and my liberal brothers and sisters. our constitution (thats right our constitution) allows for all view points even your narrow minded one but hate mongering is not what they had in mind. you sir make me sick. for the record i do not support peta but i applaud their effort to make a difference in something they care about. just one last question where do you and the rest of your nazi buddies meet because i would like to see remnants of the dark ages for myself.
Be Humane

Duluth, GA

#44 Apr 2, 2009
Can't believe some people cannot see beyong their needs and taste. I am hopeful that like Gladiators and slavery are no more, Humans will be more compassionate and understand the suffering of those living beings that we share this planet with.The creator has made us equal but selfish humans believe they can do whatever they feel like just because they can.
Shame on those who eat meat for taste and feel that is ethical way of living. PETA and many other organisations are made of loving and ethical people and only barbaric humans may feel they are bad.Think again and you will see that only compassion can go a long way to bring a big change in this planet. No wars against other humans nor on other living beings.
TaxTaxTax

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#45 Apr 2, 2009
I would like to see PETA provide oversight of unborn mammals still in the womb at Planned Parenthood Clinics all across this country!

“Yes that's my foot in your ass”

Since: Oct 08

Dallas, Tx

#46 Apr 6, 2009
I'll have the porterhouse steak, medium rare, with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans please! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

“Yes that's my foot in your ass”

Since: Oct 08

Dallas, Tx

#48 Apr 6, 2009
Richard Simons wrote:
<quoted text>Red, you can now move to IOWA and legal marry.
Sounds like you were the first in line after the new law went into affect. Don't forget the anal lube. How's my steak coming?
Owl Gore

Monroe, LA

#49 Apr 6, 2009
there's room for all God's creatures...right next to the mash potatoes.

“it takes a lot to laugh...”

Since: May 08

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#50 Apr 6, 2009
Be Humane wrote:
Can't believe some people cannot see beyong their needs and taste. I am hopeful that like Gladiators and slavery are no more, Humans will be more compassionate and understand the suffering of those living beings that we share this planet with.The creator has made us equal but selfish humans believe they can do whatever they feel like just because they can.
Shame on those who eat meat for taste and feel that is ethical way of living. PETA and many other organisations are made of loving and ethical people and only barbaric humans may feel they are bad.Think again and you will see that only compassion can go a long way to bring a big change in this planet. No wars against other humans nor on other living beings.
I plan to participate in an increased oversight at Red Lobster tonight. I hope the lobster tails, shrimp for the shrimp cocktails, stuffed flounder and the other seafood delights were humanely treated before I make my selections. I did not rise to the top of the food chain to eat tofu (and I like tofu) all of the time! Then I may venture over to Granite City to savor a medium well London Broil, once again humanely dispatched.

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#51 Apr 6, 2009
Rockin John wrote:
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I plan to participate in an increased oversight at Red Lobster tonight. I hope the lobster tails, shrimp for the shrimp cocktails, stuffed flounder and the other seafood delights were humanely treated before I make my selections. I did not rise to the top of the food chain to eat tofu (and I like tofu) all of the time! Then I may venture over to Granite City to savor a medium well London Broil, once again humanely dispatched.
John, may you enjoy your meal in good health and good company!

Pertaining to the story, yes, oversite should be ramped up and thanks to exposure of the atrocious behavior at the Iowa plant we know what goes on in the industry. Sarah's right, PETA is not interested in anything but completely closing down the meat industry altogether. It's a way-of-life issue for them rather than one of animal rights, in my opinion. I encourage them to brush up on the work of Temple Grandin, whose insights are improving the industry and how it addresses both the physical and mental considerations of the animals who will ultimately become our food. I also get empassioned about factory (corporate) farms vs. small family farms and the extreme difference in the animals' experience from birth 'til death.

Another thing I'd like to engage a PETA person in civil discussion of is the idea of feeding our canine companions a strictly vegetable diet. Canines are carnivorous by nature and instinct. Don't believe me? Watch a dog go through trash in an alley; what's the hungry dog going for? Not heads of lettuce, I promise you that. He's digging for hot dog and burger leftovers. Your vegetarian lifestyle may be noble for you, but it's unkind and unnatural for your dog.

Zen

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#52 Apr 6, 2009
*oversight*

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