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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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
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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