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Since we're in the donating mood

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by Diver0001, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Solo Diver

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    Same as I said earlier: Only local shelters that actually do something to help animals that need it.
     
  2. Diver Dennis

    Diver Dennis Solo Diver

    No problem Rob. I think it's good for us to know where our money goes and before condemning a certain charity, look at the facts. This is a good thread and I know your intention was more to bring to light the cause of animal cruelty than any one charity.
     
  3. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba

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    My apologies. You did mention this in post 15

    Lisa, great posts.

    R..
     
  4. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    I don't know if I agree with that 100% by any means.

    i'm sure they do "some good" but they do more "harrasing" of people (hunters, fishermen, etc) than they do good. They are more into "self promoting" and getting themselves in the news than they are at to actually helping.

    Also... they do some bad.

    They destroy property because a hunter doesn't see things the same way they do.

    They also kill animals. yep... that's right. PETA kills animals. I read somewhere a couple years ago that they(PETA) had euphanized 14,000 animals over the past 10 years.

    Several of their employees have even been arrested for animal cruelty over the years. Most recently several PETA employees were caught dumping dead animals in shopping mall trash bins.

    Like I said, they've lost focus of their cause.
     
  5. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Solo Diver

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    I've never seen a local shelter that was so well supported they couldn't use more.
     
  6. wardric

    wardric Divemaster

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    I dont support PETA either. They put themselves over the animals and make godly decisions to choose what they will protect and that choice is often furry cuddly animals over slimy ugly critters.

    I do my part by not wasting what I kill and not killing what I wont eat. I am a predator on the same level as other animal predators and I respect greatly nature and the animals and plants that give their lives so I can eat and live.
     
  7. dlndavid

    dlndavid 私は寿司およびアジア女性を食べるだScubaBoard Supporter

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    Tony LaRussa's ARF is a good Foundation, http://arf.mlblogs.com/
     
  8. ffestpirate

    ffestpirate Divemaster Candidate

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    Hey Roturn, how will we ever choose what animals are more deserving? Won't that amount to a giant popularity contest? If someone thinks you're cuter and likes you better, you get more support than........oops. sorry. I think I read that on another thread somewhere.
     
  9. Lisa0825

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    Very cool organization! They sound a lot like us:)
     
  10. Cacia

    Cacia Divemaster

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    well, for humane reasons?

    I do not agree with many things PETA does, and I do not give them money. I think radical groups serve a purpose, in that they pursue avenues that perhaps a more moderate organization would not....like breaking in to laboratories with a video camera. No one person, no government, no organization is ever going to tell you the whole truth. You have to get the truth from as many different sources and sides as possible.

    Let me ask this....Do you think we would know of certain occurences if PETA never came along? I don't. Who is going to tell you? Not the Humane Society. They clean up the truth before dishing it up for us.
     

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