I am all about animal kindness, but when I run across something like this it just makes me want to wretch. Do your self, and the animals a favor...Dont donate to PETA. Instead, find a local, no kill shelter, to donate your efforts to, or to adopt animals from. Be warned, if you support PETA, you might not after reading this. I certainly won't.

PETA's Dirty Secret

Hypocrisy is the mother of all credibility problems, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has it in spades. While loudly complaining about the "unethical" treatment of animals by restaurant owners, grocers, farmers, scientists, anglers, and countless other Americans, the group has its own dirty little secret.

PETA kills animals. By the thousands.

From July 1998 through December 2006, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed over 17,400 dogs, cats, and other "companion animals." That's more than five defenseless creatures every day. PETA has a walk-in freezer to store the dead bodies, and contracts with a Virginia Beach company to cremate them.

Not counting the pets PETA spayed and neutered, the group put to death over 97 percent of the animals it took in during 2006. And its angel-of-death pattern shows no sign of changing.
Year Received† Adopted Killed Transferred % Killed % Adopted
2006 3,061 12 2,981 46 97.4 0.39
2005 2,165 146 1,946 69 89.9 6.74
2004 2,655 361 2,278 1 85.8 13.60
2003 2,224 312 1,911 1 85.9 14.03
2002 2,680 382 2,298 2 85.7 14.25
2001 2,685 703 1,944 14 72.4 26.18
2000 2,681 624 2,029 28 75.7 23.27
1999 1,805 386 1,328 91 73.6 21.39
* 1998 943 133 685 125 72.6 14.10
Total 20,899 3,059 17,400 377 83.3 14.64

* figures represent the second half of 1998 only
† other than spay/neuter animals
» Skeptical? Click here to see the proof.

On its 2002 federal income-tax return, PETA claimed a $9,370 write-off for a giant walk-in freezer, the kind most people use as a meat locker or for ice-cream storage. But animal-rights activists don't eat meat or dairy foods. And during a 2007 criminal trial, a PETA manager (testifying under oath) confirmed the obvious -- that the group uses the appliance to store the bodies of its victims.

In 2000, when the Associated Press first noted PETA's Kervorkian-esque tendencies, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk complained that actually taking care of animals costs more than killing them. "We could become a no-kill shelter immediately," she admitted.

PETA kills animals. Because it has other financial priorities.

PETA rakes in nearly $30 million each year in income, much of it raised from pet owners who think their donations actually help animals. Instead, the group spends huge sums on programs equating people who eat chicken with Nazis, scaring young children away from drinking milk, recruiting children into the radical animal-rights lifestyle, and intimidating businessmen and their families in their own neighborhoods. PETA has also spent tens of thousands of dollars defending arsonists and other violent extremists.

PETA claims it engages in outrageous media-seeking stunts "for the animals." But which animals? Carping about the value of future two-piece dinners while administering lethal injections to puppies and kittens isn't ethical. It's hypocritical -- with a death toll that PETA would protest if it weren't their own doing.

PETA kills animals. And its leaders dare lecture the rest of us?

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Sunny ran away

Please help me find her. She ran away wednesday night because she got grounded and that interfered with her plans. her friend ashley called to tell me shes worried because sunny wrote her on myspace and told her shes been partying with a 23 year old guy and had been drinking. Please call me if you see her. She liked to hang out downtown with her friends and often visits the Drop-In. The Drop In has a "no report" policy with runaways so they arent going to help me. The police are being wishy washy and telling me theres nothing they can do aside from picking her up if they happen to notice her. The guy shes hanging out with is apparently named Chase Miliacho so if anyone happens to know where this person lives, that would be helpful.

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Why are you sad?

I'm not...I just wanted to answer these same questions for myself :)

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? (Oh, the irony if you say vanilla)

I have a few, but a nice rich vanilla with a hearty peanut butter ribbon will get me every time.

In our conversations, what aspect of your life is totally off limits?

In this journal, I have filters for limited conversations. If you are on one of those filters, it means that is 
an area I don't discuss with you. Most common areas are Kink, and Local stuff. If you arent into kink, you arent on my filter. If you are local, you arent on my local whining filter.
What's so great about the Carolinas?

I think carolina is for lovers...or is that nebraska?
How do you pronounce your username and what's it mean?

cheekymama:  chEEkEE MahMah

oh strays.....

I have a feeling some of you might be wise in this area.
Sunny is bringing us a stray today. This kid is on the streets, and bouncing around from friends house to friends house because hes been kicked out of his home. I talked to him on the phone last night and the kid seems to be very sincere and sounds like a good boy. heres his situation as told by him...Mother has been a meth addict since his birth. He was born a meth baby, and she had used most of his life. She apparently quit using 5 or 6 years ago, and things were going well for the family. He found out she had been smoking pot again, and so he went through her stuff while she was gone, and he found a bag-o-meth. He called the police, and told his mama. the police came, and apparently, she had gotten rid of her stash, and they had no choice but to leave. She then proceeded to kick him out and tell him to not come back. Its been a few weeks and hes been bouncing around, and stayed at UGM a couple nights and checked with the HOST program and they didnt have placement for him and only kept him 4 nights. hes had to sleep outside a couple nights in a row and has nothing but a sleeping bag which UGM had given him. I believe his story, and hes coming here today and Logan and I are going to get to know him better and feel things out, but I am wanting to know if anyone knows about other programs for teens who have been abandoned, foster care...anything so the kid can have a stable place to sleep and eat. Hes wanting to beome an emancipated minor (hes 16)and he says in order to do that he has to hold a job for 4 months and prove that he can support himself, which he thinks he can, but he needs stability until that time. Does anyone have any info that might be helpful? I hate to turn away a stray, but he really cant stay here more than a few nights.
I want to strangle people sometimes.

Belly dance potluck picnic!

What: Belly dance BBQ/Potluck.
When: Sunday, August 12th- 2PM
Where: Bush Park- upper south (near lefelle and high)
Who: Do you belly dance? Do you love a belly dancer or have to live with one? Do you wish you could belly dance? Then bring the family, an instrument, drums, munchies, frisbees, and whatever else makes you smile
Let's make beautiful music and dance together!

blissful beginnings...

and then i rethink it...words pour out of my fingers onto the screen and it only looks silly...I can't possibly give it credit or make it sound sane. HAHA...I'll leave you with this...

I have never been happy. UNtil now.