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Activists buy stake in Bob Evans | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 13 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 3, 2009, titled Activists buy stake in Bob Evans | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals bought stock in Columbus-based Bob Evans Farms Inc.

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Robert

Nashport, OH

#1 Oct 3, 2009
Wow 100 out of 31 million shares. You know that they will certainly listen to someone with that many! The worst part is, I generally support what PETA tries to do. I am not a fan of being cruel to just save a penny. But seriously, PETA has made itself a joke and just plain odd offensive with most of their tactics and campaigns. Like most things, a group of fanatics have taken a good message and perverted it into an oppressive and hypocritical mission.
Mr Cougar

United States

#2 Oct 3, 2009
Robert wrote:
Wow 100 out of 31 million shares. You know that they will certainly listen to someone with that many! The worst part is, I generally support what PETA tries to do. I am not a fan of being cruel to just save a penny. But seriously, PETA has made itself a joke and just plain odd offensive with most of their tactics and campaigns. Like most things, a group of fanatics have taken a good message and perverted it into an oppressive and hypocritical mission.
It's not the amount of shares that's important...it's the fact that they own at least one. They can now go into the annual share holders meeting without any trouble. They will now receive company stock, portfolio and practice information. For PETA it seems like a very strategic move. Better to do this than do more violent and offending actions like other activists/environmentalists do such as vandalizing SUVs or burning down houses in subdivisions that move into rural areas.
skessler

Columbus, OH

#3 Oct 3, 2009
The fact that a PAC buys 100 shares of Bob Evans stock is not even close to a news event.
truth

Van Wert, OH

#4 Oct 3, 2009
HaHa PETA has been around since the dawn of man. People Eating Tasty Animals. Look at the size of that PAC.
resident Ohio

Wayne, PA

#5 Oct 3, 2009
truth wrote:
HaHa PETA has been around since the dawn of man. People Eating Tasty Animals. Look at the size of that PAC.
I agree with you.
PETA. I certainly hope Bob Evans puts them in there place. I bet old man evans is rollong over in his grave. I will probably boy cot Bob's for a bit till I see how this plays out.
Leftist Loon

Lima, OH

#6 Oct 3, 2009
I hope they turn them into vegan restaurant. We shouldn't be killing those animals. Hopey dopey
get real

Columbus, OH

#7 Oct 3, 2009
Mr Cougar wrote:
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It's not the amount of shares that's important...it's the fact that they own at least one. They can now go into the annual share holders meeting without any trouble. They will now receive company stock, portfolio and practice information. For PETA it seems like a very strategic move. Better to do this than do more violent and offending actions like other activists/environmentalists do such as vandalizing SUVs or burning down houses in subdivisions that move into rural areas.
Exactly right. Activists have purchased stock in companies for a long time now, because it creates a right to go to shareholder meetings, offer resolutions, and take other actions.
CSD

United States

#8 Oct 3, 2009
Wow, 100 shares. That's some commitment. What it tells me is that PETA has no cash. Their little token "investment" gets them into the meeting, only to be ignored.
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#9 Oct 3, 2009
CSD wrote:
Wow, 100 shares. That's some commitment. What it tells me is that PETA has no cash. Their little token "investment" gets them into the meeting, only to be ignored.
Again, the point is just to own stock, period. But I'm sure PETA is not a big bucks organization. I can't imagine they get much in the way of foundation funding.
lfod

Defiance, OH

#10 Oct 3, 2009
Ohio Lawyer wrote:
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Again, the point is just to own stock, period. But I'm sure PETA is not a big bucks organization. I can't imagine they get much in the way of foundation funding.
Unlike ACORN.
Former Ag Teacher

Hopkins, MN

#11 Oct 5, 2009
PETA and HSUS intend to use economics to take away your choice of what to eat. Their method is to make the cost of meat go higher so that you will quit buying it. All of this furthers the organization's goal of a vegan society, where animals are equal to humans.

You don't have to believe me. Believe the people in the organizations.

Alex Pacheo, Chairman, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA):
"We feel that animals have the same rights as a retarded human child." -(New York Times, January 14, 1989)

Michael Fox, Head of HSUS's Center for Respect for Life and Environment:
"The life of an ant and the life of my child should be granted equal consideration." (Inhumane Society, Fox Publications)

Wayne Pacelle, National Director of Fund for Animals (now leading HSUS):
"One generation and out. We have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals. The are creations of human selective breeding."

Ingrid Newkirk, National Director of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA):
"Animal liberations do not separate out the human animal, so there is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They're all mammals." -(Vogue, September, 1989)

"Humans have grown like a cancer. We're the biggest blight on the face of the earth." -(Reader's Digest June, 1990)
Reader

Columbus, OH

#12 Oct 5, 2009
Former Ag Teacher wrote:
PETA and HSUS intend to use economics to take away your choice of what to eat. Their method is to make the cost of meat go higher so that you will quit buying it. All of this furthers the organization's goal of a vegan society, where animals are equal to humans.
You don't have to believe me. Believe the people in the organizations.
Alex Pacheo, Chairman, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA):
"We feel that animals have the same rights as a retarded human child." -(New York Times, January 14, 1989)
Michael Fox, Head of HSUS's Center for Respect for Life and Environment:
"The life of an ant and the life of my child should be granted equal consideration." (Inhumane Society, Fox Publications)
Wayne Pacelle, National Director of Fund for Animals (now leading HSUS):
"One generation and out. We have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals. The are creations of human selective breeding."
Ingrid Newkirk, National Director of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA):
"Animal liberations do not separate out the human animal, so there is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They're all mammals." -(Vogue, September, 1989)
"Humans have grown like a cancer. We're the biggest blight on the face of the earth." -(Reader's Digest June, 1990)
Ok. And your point is...?
CSD

United States

#13 Oct 5, 2009
I hope these PETA people are life-long vegans. I catch them eating chicken soup, scrambled eggs, or jerky and I'm going to call them out. But not before going to Outback.

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