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While browsing the Peta website (looking to see what anti pet legislation they are trying to push on the masses) I came across this statement on pet ownership:

"We at PETA very much love the animal companions who share our homes, but we believe that it would have been in the animals' best interests if the institution of "pet keeping"—i.e., breeding animals to be kept and regarded as "pets"—never existed. The international pastime of domesticating animals has created an overpopulation crisis; as a result, millions of unwanted animals are destroyed every year as "surplus." This selfish desire to possess animals and receive love from them causes immeasurable suffering, which results from manipulating their breeding, selling or giving them away casually, and depriving them of the opportunity to engage in their natural behavior. Their lives are restricted to human homes where they must obey commands and can only eat, drink, and even urinate when humans allow them to.
Because domesticated animals retain many of their basic instincts and drives but are not able to survive on their own in the wild, dogs, cats, or birds, whose strongest desire is to be free, must be confined to a house, yard, or cage for their own safety".

   Peta does some good for animals but they are extremists that go way over the edge. They spend so much effort in attempting to keep people and animals well separated not taking into consideration how millions of people feel about their pets or the right to eat meat or use leather goods etc.
Please use caution in what organizations you donate your dollars to. Research the organization well, understand their mission statements and look for hidden agendas. You may be donating to someone who will someday make you give up your beloved pets! It seems strange to me that a tax exempt company like Peta gets 27,115,097+ in yearly income and I can only see that a portion of 5,576,171 goes towards rescue. They do have a spay/neuter mobile van that they use for a program called “snip” and I am not sure what category they classify that under.

   Other ways you can help fight organizations like Peta and HSUS is to keep track of pet legislation in your state and oppose it before it gets approved! The AKC lists such activity on their website with info on each proposed bill and who to contact to voice your opinion. It is important for the animal loving, pet keeping, meat eating people to stand up and give a voice to what we want verses having people like Peta and HSUS forcing their ideals on us.
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