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ANIMALS — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an out-there animal rights and anti-hunting group, acknowledged Wednesday that it euthanized 95 percent of the animals at a shelter at its Virginia headquarters last year.
PETA also indicated it would like to kill the messanger.
Remember, this is the group that stormed the Westminster Dog Show last year to oppose people who own purebred dogs.
ANTI-HUNTING — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is planning to launch a pornographic website to promote its animal rights and vegan diet message, according to a story today by the Associated Press.
And members are planning to protest naked today at a sushi restaurant in Spokane, according to Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat.
Critics say the stunt to start a porn site will backfire and ostracize PETA from mainstream society — but the anti-hunting and anti-fishing group will get millions of dollars of publicity in the meantime.
(Reader comments have gone mostly like this: “PETA ostracized themselves from the mainstream long ago.”)
PETA also made news in Seattle this week, protesting the practice of teaching kids how to fish.
PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt said in a telephone interview from Los Angeles that the group has applied with ICM Registry to launch the website peta.xxx.
Rajt says the site will feature “tantalizing” videos and photographs, which will lead viewers into animal rights messages. She noted that Norfolk-based PETA has used porn stars and nudity to get its message across in the past, including an annual speech online in which a PETA representative undresses. That video later shares a message about slaughterhouses.
Read on to see the rest of the porn site story from the Associated Press.