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Governor: PETA "A Bunch Of Losers," "Frauds"
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 13:39:28 -0500

This is an article about PETA & HSUS refusing to help starving livestock 
caught in Colorado's snowstorms.



Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 10:37:42 -0500
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Subject: Colorado Governor: PETA "A Bunch Of Losers," "Frauds"

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Subject: Colorado Governor: PETA “A Bunch Of Losers,” “Frauds”

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Animal Rights January 5, 2007

Colorado Governor: PETA “A Bunch Of Losers,” “Frauds”

As many as 340,000 cows and steers have been left stranded by 
southeastern Colorado's most recent snowstorm, and National Guard units 
are helping ranchers in a frantic bid to save the freezing animals. 
Faced with 15-foot snowdrifts, rescuers are airlifting bales of hay and 
hoping for the best. But as Coloradans are learning, the wealthy People 
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) isn't about to lift a 
finger. Not for those animals -- the ones destined to be flame-broiled, 
grilled, or roasted. Appearing on Denver radio station KRFX yest erday 
morning, Colorado Governor Bill Owens spoke for all of us. PETA, he 
declared, are "a bunch of losers" [click to listen] and "frauds" [click 
to listen].

The dustup started when KRFX morning hosts Rick Lewis and Michael 
Floorwax (yes, that's his real name) called PETA to ask if the group 
would help feed and rescue the snowbound herds. PETA spokeswoman Reannon 
Peterson took the call, and bluntly replied: "You're going to save them, 
and then in six months they're going to be killed and end up on 
someone's plate. So I don't know th at it's really the most noble 
cause." [click to listen].

Peterson added that wild animals caught in the blizzard's wake -- the 
same animals PETA routinely criticizes hunters for bagging -- also 
weren't worth spending PETA's money to save. "It's an act of God," she 
said. "There's really nothing to be done" [click to listen].

Enter Governor Owens. In addition to labeling PETA "losers" and 
"frauds," he expressed amazement that "PETA doesn't want us to fee d 
freezing cattle" [click to listen] and stated that "it's symbolic of 
what PETA stands for" [click to listen]. Finally, Owens declared that 
PETA is "a strange group of people. Don't send money to PETA" [click to 
listen]. Asked a few hours later by KRFX sister-station KOA-AM to 
reiterate his position on PETA, he put it plainly: "What a bunch of 
losers. Don't give your money to PETA." [click to listen].

We couldn't agree more. As we're telling the media today, the Colorado 
snowstorm is exactly the kind of emergency that should send PETA into 
action. But PETA -- whose president publicly wished for a foot-and-mouth 
epidemic in 2001 -- has a stubborn anti-meat bias. To this group of 
tofu-devouring loonies, seeing the livelihood of cattle ranchers 
evaporate is a cheap thrill. This may also be the reason why the 
vegetarian-oriented Humane Society of the United States isn't spending 
any of the $145 million it raised last year on Colorado helicopter 
rentals and hay bales.

To listen to the entire phone call with PETA, click here. Governor 
Owens' entire interview is also available, thanks to KRFX radio.

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