Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Once you start down the road to weirdness....

This is a sad, grotesque story, but I offer it because I think it illustrates well the fact that PETA attracts, not people concerned for animal welfare -- there are long-standing organizations that host that kind of compassion -- but just plain old nutcases:

Two Hampton Roads employees of Norfolk-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have been charged in Ahoskie, N.C., with animal cruelty after dumping dead dogs and cats in a shopping center garbage bin, police said Thursday. *** Police found 18 dead animals in the trash bin and 13 more in a van registered to PETA. The animals were from animal shelters in Northampton and Bertie counties in North Carolina, police said. The two were picking up animals to be brought back to PETA headquarters for euthanization, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said Thursday. *** Local officials and veterinarians said they were told that PETA would find homes for the animals, not euthanize them. PETA has scheduled a news conference for Friday afternoon to discuss the charges.