You know what?

November 18th, 2009 11:59 pm by Kelly Garbato

On Notice - ASPCA, PETA & HSUS

Fuck PETA, and fuck the ASPCA.

And yes, I’m a little late on this one, but that’s what happens when you step away from the internets for 20 minutes to shave and shower.

While we’re at it, let me apologize to y’all for ever – on any planet, in any and every universe galaxy* in the cosmos – defending PETA, even when the defense was just. Because this shit? Holy Christ. PETA’s jumped into the pornography business, full tit. (Full tilt, I mean. Wait, what did I say?)

Misogynists, speciesists, pimps and animal killers – who needs ’em?

* Updated 11/19/09: Yes, I’m a dolt.**

** Also: I left a comment on the aforementioned PETA blog post, politely chastising the author for failing to mention Pets Alive’s eagerness to take Oreo off the ASPCA’s hands. That was last night. Twelve hours later, and my comment has yet to be approved. I’m not holding my breath.

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3 Responses to “You know what?”

  1. Shannon Says:

    Sing it, sister! Fuck that noise!

  2. Brandon Juhl Says:

    What did the HSUS do to earn your wrath? You don’t say here on this posting. Please clarify and elucidate.

  3. Kelly Garbato Says:

    Brandon – I included the HSUS at the bottom of the “On Notice” billboard not because it had anything to do with this case (Oreo) specifically, but because of its stance on pit bulls in general, i.e., that they’re all “dangerous” and better off dead. See, for example: 127 Pit Bulls, Incl. 60 Puppies, Ordered Killed, with Welfare Group’s Support and Update on the NC Pit Bulls: 146 Killed, Including Pups Born in Custody. After coming under heavy criticism last February, the HSUS announced a change in its policy (including a pit bull partnership w/Best Friends), but it remains to be seen how it will play out long-term.

    That said, the HSUS was more recently involved in a fundraising scandal in which it solicited donations using the story and likeness of a dog who was being cared for by another (much smaller) group entirely. You can read about the HSUS’s co-option of Fay here. IMHO, the HSUS really should be prosecuted for fraud in this case.

    As with PETA, the HSUS does some good work. Unfortunately, for the above reasons and many, many more, I cannot support the group; to me, the bad far outweighs the good, and there are plenty of more honest, animal-friendly groups that can benefit from my time and money. Plus, it’s fundamentally a welfare group, whereas I’m an animal rights advocate.

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