PETA Targeting South Dakota 4-H and FFA Members

Amanda Nolz

judging_2 Here in good ole South Dakota, the reach of HSUS and PETA seems so far away. As the agenda of these organizations continues to blaze a trail across the nation, South Dakota remains unscathed in the political warfare that is the animal rights vs. animal welfare debate. Because these groups stand for complete animal liberation, it’s certainly no surprise to hear that PETA is now targeting South Dakota 4-H and FFA members in their livestock projects.

PETA fired off a letter to Jerome Hertel, manager of the South Dakota State Fair, urging him to ensure that all animal exhibitors who are invited to the fair will be in full compliance with the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). In the letter, PETA points out that its offices are inundated every year with complaints that exhibitors at fairs and festivals across the country have abused animals or endangered the public. PETA explains that although animal exhibitors are required to be licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a license is no guarantee that exhibitors will provide adequate animal care or follow public safety measures. The group also points out that many exhibitors fail to comply with the minimal federal standards established in the AWA.

While I firmly believe in ridding the industry of bad apples, I don’t believe that young people should be “inspected” prior to showing their livestock projects that they work all year on. Leave the kids out of it. What do you think about PETA’s latest campaign? To read the required guidelines, link PETA’s press release.

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Comments 39

  1. As we all know, the definition of “abuse” means something completely different when it comes to the animal radicals, PeTA and HSUS.

    To them, the mere act of “exhibiting” livestock is cruelty.

    It’s time to stop the madness. Stand up proud and tall and yell, “We’re NOT Gonna Take It Anymore!”

    Go AG!

  2. As we all know, the definition of “abuse” means something completely different when it comes to the animal radicals, PeTA and HSUS.

    To them, the mere act of “exhibiting” livestock is cruelty.

    It’s time to stop the madness. Stand up proud and tall and yell, “We’re NOT Gonna Take It Anymore!”

    Go AG!

  3. As we all know, the definition of “abuse” means something completely different when it comes to the animal radicals, PeTA and HSUS.

    To them, the mere act of “exhibiting” livestock is cruelty.

    It’s time to stop the madness. Stand up proud and tall and yell, “We’re NOT Gonna Take It Anymore!”

    Go AG!

  4. As a former ag teacher and FFA advisor (15 years) I can tell you – that at least in Texas – the livestock shows and the 4h and FFA programs do a stellar job of policing themselves and manage to get along fine without the help of disingenuous groups lke PETA.

  5. As a former ag teacher and FFA advisor (15 years) I can tell you – that at least in Texas – the livestock shows and the 4h and FFA programs do a stellar job of policing themselves and manage to get along fine without the help of disingenuous groups lke PETA.

  6. As a former ag teacher and FFA advisor (15 years) I can tell you – that at least in Texas – the livestock shows and the 4h and FFA programs do a stellar job of policing themselves and manage to get along fine without the help of disingenuous groups lke PETA.

  7. Show cattle are some of the most pampered animals. They lay in the shade under cool fans in the hot summer months, and get special feed. Someone washes and cleans up after them everyday and provides clean bedding. Kids work hard each and every day on those show calves. PETA is stooping pretty low to resorting to picking kids. Shame on them!!!

  8. Show cattle are some of the most pampered animals. They lay in the shade under cool fans in the hot summer months, and get special feed. Someone washes and cleans up after them everyday and provides clean bedding. Kids work hard each and every day on those show calves. PETA is stooping pretty low to resorting to picking kids. Shame on them!!!

  9. Show cattle are some of the most pampered animals. They lay in the shade under cool fans in the hot summer months, and get special feed. Someone washes and cleans up after them everyday and provides clean bedding. Kids work hard each and every day on those show calves. PETA is stooping pretty low to resorting to picking kids. Shame on them!!!

  10. The current protesting of PETA’s suggestions seems to indicate that those who protest have something to hide. If the exhibitors are, as one person suggests, looking after their animals correctly, then the ‘children’ and their parents should not be worried about inspections. Drivers have licenses and we are all subjected to inspections on the roads at various times. Our licenses require we follow certain regulations on the road and if we don’t (like drink driving) then we lose our license. Teaching the children who exhibit livestock that they will be inspected is teaching them to be responsible adults by ensuring they follow the rules of animal welfare. It is not, as another suggested, an attack on the ‘children’.

  11. The current protesting of PETA’s suggestions seems to indicate that those who protest have something to hide. If the exhibitors are, as one person suggests, looking after their animals correctly, then the ‘children’ and their parents should not be worried about inspections. Drivers have licenses and we are all subjected to inspections on the roads at various times. Our licenses require we follow certain regulations on the road and if we don’t (like drink driving) then we lose our license. Teaching the children who exhibit livestock that they will be inspected is teaching them to be responsible adults by ensuring they follow the rules of animal welfare. It is not, as another suggested, an attack on the ‘children’.

  12. The current protesting of PETA’s suggestions seems to indicate that those who protest have something to hide. If the exhibitors are, as one person suggests, looking after their animals correctly, then the ‘children’ and their parents should not be worried about inspections. Drivers have licenses and we are all subjected to inspections on the roads at various times. Our licenses require we follow certain regulations on the road and if we don’t (like drink driving) then we lose our license. Teaching the children who exhibit livestock that they will be inspected is teaching them to be responsible adults by ensuring they follow the rules of animal welfare. It is not, as another suggested, an attack on the ‘children’.

  13. Sorry folks but I can’t agree with ya’ll… I teach my kids and their friends to go above and beyond what we do on the ranch because, well, they’re the future and I have to say, if my children can’t get through life better than I did, then I failed. These peta guys are pretty out there and I’m not saying they’re right. But rather than leaving the kids out of it maybe we should be making sure the kids are right in the middle of treating animals they way the Lord intended… not as our slaves but as our dominions – it’s just my opinion and I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure my father didn’t raise a fool.

    I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.
    John 10:14

  14. Sorry folks but I can’t agree with ya’ll… I teach my kids and their friends to go above and beyond what we do on the ranch because, well, they’re the future and I have to say, if my children can’t get through life better than I did, then I failed. These peta guys are pretty out there and I’m not saying they’re right. But rather than leaving the kids out of it maybe we should be making sure the kids are right in the middle of treating animals they way the Lord intended… not as our slaves but as our dominions – it’s just my opinion and I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure my father didn’t raise a fool.

    I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.
    John 10:14

  15. Sorry folks but I can’t agree with ya’ll… I teach my kids and their friends to go above and beyond what we do on the ranch because, well, they’re the future and I have to say, if my children can’t get through life better than I did, then I failed. These peta guys are pretty out there and I’m not saying they’re right. But rather than leaving the kids out of it maybe we should be making sure the kids are right in the middle of treating animals they way the Lord intended… not as our slaves but as our dominions – it’s just my opinion and I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure my father didn’t raise a fool.

    I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.
    John 10:14

  16. Welcome 4-H, FFA Youth to the fight. Your invitation has been officially issued by HSUS & PETA. You will be in good company. Join hands with others fighting the good fight. Unite against animal rights agendas.

    Animal Rights individuals wish to take away our rights to have, raise, or use animals for any purpose. They wish to eliminate all animals created by selective breeding taking us back to Neanderthal times. They are willing to lie, cheat and/or steal to achieve their objectives.

  17. Welcome 4-H, FFA Youth to the fight. Your invitation has been officially issued by HSUS & PETA. You will be in good company. Join hands with others fighting the good fight. Unite against animal rights agendas.

    Animal Rights individuals wish to take away our rights to have, raise, or use animals for any purpose. They wish to eliminate all animals created by selective breeding taking us back to Neanderthal times. They are willing to lie, cheat and/or steal to achieve their objectives.

  18. Welcome 4-H, FFA Youth to the fight. Your invitation has been officially issued by HSUS & PETA. You will be in good company. Join hands with others fighting the good fight. Unite against animal rights agendas.

    Animal Rights individuals wish to take away our rights to have, raise, or use animals for any purpose. They wish to eliminate all animals created by selective breeding taking us back to Neanderthal times. They are willing to lie, cheat and/or steal to achieve their objectives.

  19. I would urge you all to read and have your children read the book Animal Rights: The Inhumane Crusade by Daniel T. Oliver. Also check the link http://www.vidoosh.tv/play.php?vid=4360
    to get the truth about HSUS. As for PETA and HSUS check the Homeland Security memo dhs-ecoterrorism-in-us-2008.pdf which can be downloaded at
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/12251436/DHS-Eco-Terrorism-in-US-2008
    This is a cult taking over our country don’t let them infect your children. Educate them to the real goals of PETA, HSUS, and the Animal Liberation Front.

  20. I would urge you all to read and have your children read the book Animal Rights: The Inhumane Crusade by Daniel T. Oliver. Also check the link http://www.vidoosh.tv/play.php?vid=4360
    to get the truth about HSUS. As for PETA and HSUS check the Homeland Security memo dhs-ecoterrorism-in-us-2008.pdf which can be downloaded at
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/12251436/DHS-Eco-Terrorism-in-US-2008
    This is a cult taking over our country don’t let them infect your children. Educate them to the real goals of PETA, HSUS, and the Animal Liberation Front.

  21. I would urge you all to read and have your children read the book Animal Rights: The Inhumane Crusade by Daniel T. Oliver. Also check the link http://www.vidoosh.tv/play.php?vid=4360
    to get the truth about HSUS. As for PETA and HSUS check the Homeland Security memo dhs-ecoterrorism-in-us-2008.pdf which can be downloaded at
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/12251436/DHS-Eco-Terrorism-in-US-2008
    This is a cult taking over our country don’t let them infect your children. Educate them to the real goals of PETA, HSUS, and the Animal Liberation Front.

  22. Good for PeTA and HSUS. It’s about time people in ALL of the United States started respecting animals.

    Just because someone is FFA or 4H, doesn’t mean that they should treat animals poorly and get a free pass. It doesn’t work that way.

  23. Good for PeTA and HSUS. It’s about time people in ALL of the United States started respecting animals.

    Just because someone is FFA or 4H, doesn’t mean that they should treat animals poorly and get a free pass. It doesn’t work that way.

  24. Good for PeTA and HSUS. It’s about time people in ALL of the United States started respecting animals.

    Just because someone is FFA or 4H, doesn’t mean that they should treat animals poorly and get a free pass. It doesn’t work that way.

  25. Some people just dont’ get it. Farmers and Ranchers take great care of their animals. Animals would not survive roaming free on their own.

    All animals that are brought to a state fair ARE INSPECTED and given a health certificate by a vet. Those papers AND the animals are inspected again very carefully by another impartial vet BEFORE ever entering the fair grounds.

    We are not asking people to give up being vegetarians or a vegan lifestyle, so don’t ask us to give up our lifestyle of taking care of livestock. They are better taken care of then some kids in the United State. Let’s join together to for a better cause of helping young children lead a better life.

  26. Some people just dont’ get it. Farmers and Ranchers take great care of their animals. Animals would not survive roaming free on their own.

    All animals that are brought to a state fair ARE INSPECTED and given a health certificate by a vet. Those papers AND the animals are inspected again very carefully by another impartial vet BEFORE ever entering the fair grounds.

    We are not asking people to give up being vegetarians or a vegan lifestyle, so don’t ask us to give up our lifestyle of taking care of livestock. They are better taken care of then some kids in the United State. Let’s join together to for a better cause of helping young children lead a better life.

  27. Some people just dont’ get it. Farmers and Ranchers take great care of their animals. Animals would not survive roaming free on their own.

    All animals that are brought to a state fair ARE INSPECTED and given a health certificate by a vet. Those papers AND the animals are inspected again very carefully by another impartial vet BEFORE ever entering the fair grounds.

    We are not asking people to give up being vegetarians or a vegan lifestyle, so don’t ask us to give up our lifestyle of taking care of livestock. They are better taken care of then some kids in the United State. Let’s join together to for a better cause of helping young children lead a better life.

  28. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About PETA
    (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

    1) According to government documents, PETA employees have killed more than 19,200 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens since 1998. This behavior continues despite PETA’s moralizing about the “unethical” treatment of animals by farmers, scientists, restaurant owners, circuses, hunters, fishermen, zookeepers, and countless other Americans. PETA puts to death over 90 percent of the animals it accepts from members of the public who expect the group to make a reasonable attempt to find them adoptive homes. PETA holds absolutely no open-adoption shelter hours at its Norfolk, VA headquarters, choosing instead to spend part of its $32 million annual income on a contract with a crematory service to periodically empty hundreds of animal bodies from its large walk-in freezer.

    2) PETA president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk has described her group’s overall goal as “total animal liberation.” This means the complete abolition of meat, milk, cheese, eggs, honey, zoos, aquariums, circuses, wool, leather, fur, silk, hunting, fishing, and pet ownership. In a 2003 profile of Newkirk in The New Yorker, author Michael Specter wrote that Newkirk has had at least one seeing-eye dog taken away from its blind owner. PETA is also against all medical research that requires the use of animals, including research aimed at curing AIDS and cancer.

    3) PETA has given tens of thousands of dollars to convicted arsonists and other violent criminals. This includes a 2001 donation of $1,500 to the North American Earth Liberation Front (ELF), an FBI-certified “domestic terrorist” group responsible for dozens of firebombs and death threats. During the 1990s, PETA paid $70,200 to Rodney Coronado, an Animal Liberation Front (ALF) serial arsonist convicted of burning down a Michigan State University research laboratory. In his sentencing memorandum, a federal prosecutor implicated PETA president Ingrid Newkirk in that crime. PETA vegetarian campaign coordinator Bruce Friedrich has also told an animal rights convention that “blowing stuff up and smashing windows” is “a great way to bring about animal liberation,” adding, “Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it.”

    4) PETA activists regularly target children as young as six years old with anti-meat and anti-milk propaganda, even waiting outside their schools to intercept them without notifying their parents. One piece of kid-targeted PETA literature tells small children: “Your Mommy Kills Animals!” PETA brags that its messages reach over 1.2 million minor children, including 30,000 kids between the ages of 6 and 12, all contacted by e-mail without parental supervision. One PETA vice president told the Fox News Channel’s audience: “Our campaigns are always geared towards children, and they always will be.”

    5) PETA’s president has said that “even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we would be against it.” And PETA has repeatedly attacked research foundations like the March of Dimes, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, solely because they support animal-based research aimed at curing life-threatening diseases and birth defects. And PETA helped to start and manage a quasi-medical front group, the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, to attack medical research head-on.

    6) PETA has compared Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust to farm animals and Jesus Christ to pigs. PETA’s religious campaigns include a website that claims—despite ample evidence to the contrary—that Jesus Christ was a vegetarian. PETA holds protests at houses of worship, even suing one church that tried to protect its members from Sunday-morning harassment. Its billboards taunt Christians with the message that hogs “died for their sins.” PETA insists, contrary to centuries of rabbinical teaching, that the Jewish ritual of kosher slaughter shouldn’t be allowed. And its infamous “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign crassly compared the Jewish victims of Nazi genocide to farm animals.

    7) PETA frequently looks the other way when its celebrity spokespersons don’t practice what it preaches. As gossip bloggers and Hollywood journalists have noted, Pamela Anderson’s Dodge Viper (auctioned to benefit PETA) had a “luxurious leather interior”; Jenna Jameson was photographed fishing, slurping oysters, and wearing a leather jacket just weeks after launching an anti-leather campaign for PETA; Morrissey got an official “okay” from PETA after eating at a steakhouse; Dita von Teese has written about her love of furs and foie gras; Steve-O built a career out of abusing small animals on film; the officially “anti-fur” Eva Mendes often wears fur anyway; and Charlize Theron’s celebrated October 2007 Vogue cover shoot featured several suede garments. In 2008, “Baby Phat” designer Kimora Lee Simmons became a PETA spokesmodel despite working with fur and leather, after making a $20,000 donation to the animal rights group.

    Want evidence? Visit
    http://www.AnimalScam.comhttp://www.ActivistCash.comhttp://www.PetaKillsAnimals.com

  29. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About PETA
    (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

    1) According to government documents, PETA employees have killed more than 19,200 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens since 1998. This behavior continues despite PETA’s moralizing about the “unethical” treatment of animals by farmers, scientists, restaurant owners, circuses, hunters, fishermen, zookeepers, and countless other Americans. PETA puts to death over 90 percent of the animals it accepts from members of the public who expect the group to make a reasonable attempt to find them adoptive homes. PETA holds absolutely no open-adoption shelter hours at its Norfolk, VA headquarters, choosing instead to spend part of its $32 million annual income on a contract with a crematory service to periodically empty hundreds of animal bodies from its large walk-in freezer.

    2) PETA president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk has described her group’s overall goal as “total animal liberation.” This means the complete abolition of meat, milk, cheese, eggs, honey, zoos, aquariums, circuses, wool, leather, fur, silk, hunting, fishing, and pet ownership. In a 2003 profile of Newkirk in The New Yorker, author Michael Specter wrote that Newkirk has had at least one seeing-eye dog taken away from its blind owner. PETA is also against all medical research that requires the use of animals, including research aimed at curing AIDS and cancer.

    3) PETA has given tens of thousands of dollars to convicted arsonists and other violent criminals. This includes a 2001 donation of $1,500 to the North American Earth Liberation Front (ELF), an FBI-certified “domestic terrorist” group responsible for dozens of firebombs and death threats. During the 1990s, PETA paid $70,200 to Rodney Coronado, an Animal Liberation Front (ALF) serial arsonist convicted of burning down a Michigan State University research laboratory. In his sentencing memorandum, a federal prosecutor implicated PETA president Ingrid Newkirk in that crime. PETA vegetarian campaign coordinator Bruce Friedrich has also told an animal rights convention that “blowing stuff up and smashing windows” is “a great way to bring about animal liberation,” adding, “Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it.”

    4) PETA activists regularly target children as young as six years old with anti-meat and anti-milk propaganda, even waiting outside their schools to intercept them without notifying their parents. One piece of kid-targeted PETA literature tells small children: “Your Mommy Kills Animals!” PETA brags that its messages reach over 1.2 million minor children, including 30,000 kids between the ages of 6 and 12, all contacted by e-mail without parental supervision. One PETA vice president told the Fox News Channel’s audience: “Our campaigns are always geared towards children, and they always will be.”

    5) PETA’s president has said that “even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we would be against it.” And PETA has repeatedly attacked research foundations like the March of Dimes, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, solely because they support animal-based research aimed at curing life-threatening diseases and birth defects. And PETA helped to start and manage a quasi-medical front group, the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, to attack medical research head-on.

    6) PETA has compared Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust to farm animals and Jesus Christ to pigs. PETA’s religious campaigns include a website that claims—despite ample evidence to the contrary—that Jesus Christ was a vegetarian. PETA holds protests at houses of worship, even suing one church that tried to protect its members from Sunday-morning harassment. Its billboards taunt Christians with the message that hogs “died for their sins.” PETA insists, contrary to centuries of rabbinical teaching, that the Jewish ritual of kosher slaughter shouldn’t be allowed. And its infamous “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign crassly compared the Jewish victims of Nazi genocide to farm animals.

    7) PETA frequently looks the other way when its celebrity spokespersons don’t practice what it preaches. As gossip bloggers and Hollywood journalists have noted, Pamela Anderson’s Dodge Viper (auctioned to benefit PETA) had a “luxurious leather interior”; Jenna Jameson was photographed fishing, slurping oysters, and wearing a leather jacket just weeks after launching an anti-leather campaign for PETA; Morrissey got an official “okay” from PETA after eating at a steakhouse; Dita von Teese has written about her love of furs and foie gras; Steve-O built a career out of abusing small animals on film; the officially “anti-fur” Eva Mendes often wears fur anyway; and Charlize Theron’s celebrated October 2007 Vogue cover shoot featured several suede garments. In 2008, “Baby Phat” designer Kimora Lee Simmons became a PETA spokesmodel despite working with fur and leather, after making a $20,000 donation to the animal rights group.

    Want evidence? Visit
    http://www.AnimalScam.comhttp://www.ActivistCash.comhttp://www.PetaKillsAnimals.com

  30. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About PETA
    (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

    1) According to government documents, PETA employees have killed more than 19,200 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens since 1998. This behavior continues despite PETA’s moralizing about the “unethical” treatment of animals by farmers, scientists, restaurant owners, circuses, hunters, fishermen, zookeepers, and countless other Americans. PETA puts to death over 90 percent of the animals it accepts from members of the public who expect the group to make a reasonable attempt to find them adoptive homes. PETA holds absolutely no open-adoption shelter hours at its Norfolk, VA headquarters, choosing instead to spend part of its $32 million annual income on a contract with a crematory service to periodically empty hundreds of animal bodies from its large walk-in freezer.

    2) PETA president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk has described her group’s overall goal as “total animal liberation.” This means the complete abolition of meat, milk, cheese, eggs, honey, zoos, aquariums, circuses, wool, leather, fur, silk, hunting, fishing, and pet ownership. In a 2003 profile of Newkirk in The New Yorker, author Michael Specter wrote that Newkirk has had at least one seeing-eye dog taken away from its blind owner. PETA is also against all medical research that requires the use of animals, including research aimed at curing AIDS and cancer.

    3) PETA has given tens of thousands of dollars to convicted arsonists and other violent criminals. This includes a 2001 donation of $1,500 to the North American Earth Liberation Front (ELF), an FBI-certified “domestic terrorist” group responsible for dozens of firebombs and death threats. During the 1990s, PETA paid $70,200 to Rodney Coronado, an Animal Liberation Front (ALF) serial arsonist convicted of burning down a Michigan State University research laboratory. In his sentencing memorandum, a federal prosecutor implicated PETA president Ingrid Newkirk in that crime. PETA vegetarian campaign coordinator Bruce Friedrich has also told an animal rights convention that “blowing stuff up and smashing windows” is “a great way to bring about animal liberation,” adding, “Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it.”

    4) PETA activists regularly target children as young as six years old with anti-meat and anti-milk propaganda, even waiting outside their schools to intercept them without notifying their parents. One piece of kid-targeted PETA literature tells small children: “Your Mommy Kills Animals!” PETA brags that its messages reach over 1.2 million minor children, including 30,000 kids between the ages of 6 and 12, all contacted by e-mail without parental supervision. One PETA vice president told the Fox News Channel’s audience: “Our campaigns are always geared towards children, and they always will be.”

    5) PETA’s president has said that “even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we would be against it.” And PETA has repeatedly attacked research foundations like the March of Dimes, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, solely because they support animal-based research aimed at curing life-threatening diseases and birth defects. And PETA helped to start and manage a quasi-medical front group, the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, to attack medical research head-on.

    6) PETA has compared Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust to farm animals and Jesus Christ to pigs. PETA’s religious campaigns include a website that claims—despite ample evidence to the contrary—that Jesus Christ was a vegetarian. PETA holds protests at houses of worship, even suing one church that tried to protect its members from Sunday-morning harassment. Its billboards taunt Christians with the message that hogs “died for their sins.” PETA insists, contrary to centuries of rabbinical teaching, that the Jewish ritual of kosher slaughter shouldn’t be allowed. And its infamous “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign crassly compared the Jewish victims of Nazi genocide to farm animals.

    7) PETA frequently looks the other way when its celebrity spokespersons don’t practice what it preaches. As gossip bloggers and Hollywood journalists have noted, Pamela Anderson’s Dodge Viper (auctioned to benefit PETA) had a “luxurious leather interior”; Jenna Jameson was photographed fishing, slurping oysters, and wearing a leather jacket just weeks after launching an anti-leather campaign for PETA; Morrissey got an official “okay” from PETA after eating at a steakhouse; Dita von Teese has written about her love of furs and foie gras; Steve-O built a career out of abusing small animals on film; the officially “anti-fur” Eva Mendes often wears fur anyway; and Charlize Theron’s celebrated October 2007 Vogue cover shoot featured several suede garments. In 2008, “Baby Phat” designer Kimora Lee Simmons became a PETA spokesmodel despite working with fur and leather, after making a $20,000 donation to the animal rights group.

    Want evidence? Visit
    http://www.AnimalScam.comhttp://www.ActivistCash.comhttp://www.PetaKillsAnimals.com

  31. The point of this post wasn’t to say that kids couldn’t handle an inspection by PETA before bringing their 4-H and FFA projects to the fair, it’s saying that I don’t think they should have to. A veterinarian inspects my animals prior to attending a show, everytime they leave the grounds. They look for signs of illness that could be transferred to other animals. In addition, 4-H, FFA and Open Class shows all have their own requirement of livestock before they bring them to shows. I don’t believe a radical organization like PETA should do further inspections.

    More importantly, show cattle are treated with great respect. As others have stated, livestock projects are kept in the cool barn, under the grace of fans, misters, etc. to keep them cool during the summer months. In the winter, they are kept in the barn to stay out of the cold, snowy weather. While I don’t believe all livestock need these kind of measures to take care of them, my show cattle are loved and well cared for under a watchful eye. However, we also take great care in protecting our entire cowherd, providing them with optimal nutrition, shelter, water and the necessary vaccines to keep them healthy. It’s a 24/7 job, that is often thankless, but it’s important to follow best animal handling practices around livestock.

    For the record, I don’t stand behind any of the bad apples in the industry that treat livestock with disrespect. However, don’t punish the entire sector for a few rotten apples.

    Amanda Nolz

  32. The point of this post wasn’t to say that kids couldn’t handle an inspection by PETA before bringing their 4-H and FFA projects to the fair, it’s saying that I don’t think they should have to. A veterinarian inspects my animals prior to attending a show, everytime they leave the grounds. They look for signs of illness that could be transferred to other animals. In addition, 4-H, FFA and Open Class shows all have their own requirement of livestock before they bring them to shows. I don’t believe a radical organization like PETA should do further inspections.

    More importantly, show cattle are treated with great respect. As others have stated, livestock projects are kept in the cool barn, under the grace of fans, misters, etc. to keep them cool during the summer months. In the winter, they are kept in the barn to stay out of the cold, snowy weather. While I don’t believe all livestock need these kind of measures to take care of them, my show cattle are loved and well cared for under a watchful eye. However, we also take great care in protecting our entire cowherd, providing them with optimal nutrition, shelter, water and the necessary vaccines to keep them healthy. It’s a 24/7 job, that is often thankless, but it’s important to follow best animal handling practices around livestock.

    For the record, I don’t stand behind any of the bad apples in the industry that treat livestock with disrespect. However, don’t punish the entire sector for a few rotten apples.

    Amanda Nolz

  33. The point of this post wasn’t to say that kids couldn’t handle an inspection by PETA before bringing their 4-H and FFA projects to the fair, it’s saying that I don’t think they should have to. A veterinarian inspects my animals prior to attending a show, everytime they leave the grounds. They look for signs of illness that could be transferred to other animals. In addition, 4-H, FFA and Open Class shows all have their own requirement of livestock before they bring them to shows. I don’t believe a radical organization like PETA should do further inspections.

    More importantly, show cattle are treated with great respect. As others have stated, livestock projects are kept in the cool barn, under the grace of fans, misters, etc. to keep them cool during the summer months. In the winter, they are kept in the barn to stay out of the cold, snowy weather. While I don’t believe all livestock need these kind of measures to take care of them, my show cattle are loved and well cared for under a watchful eye. However, we also take great care in protecting our entire cowherd, providing them with optimal nutrition, shelter, water and the necessary vaccines to keep them healthy. It’s a 24/7 job, that is often thankless, but it’s important to follow best animal handling practices around livestock.

    For the record, I don’t stand behind any of the bad apples in the industry that treat livestock with disrespect. However, don’t punish the entire sector for a few rotten apples.

    Amanda Nolz

  34. im a member of ffa and 4-h. I dont own cattle but i do own horses. and i know i take take of my horses better than i take care of myself. Ok, say if they do what they want to do- just for me- i wouldnt be able to rodeo, theyd probly take my horses away so no riding, theyd probly take my dogs and cat away and i also take care of them better than myself. then id probly have to move to town cause i just might shoot a wild animal tthat has rabies. really both organizations are mostly trying to take away ag. just like some senitors wanted to pass the cow gas bill mostly were farmers are taxed for the farts of thier cows. and thats whats causeing global warming. and really people we all know global warming is a load of crap. it was probly thought up of by some one who was sitting in the sun too long. the only reason the goverments going along with it is so it can take over some other part of our lives. but they need to be stopped cause pretty soon there will be no agriculture left

  35. im a member of ffa and 4-h. I dont own cattle but i do own horses. and i know i take take of my horses better than i take care of myself. Ok, say if they do what they want to do- just for me- i wouldnt be able to rodeo, theyd probly take my horses away so no riding, theyd probly take my dogs and cat away and i also take care of them better than myself. then id probly have to move to town cause i just might shoot a wild animal tthat has rabies. really both organizations are mostly trying to take away ag. just like some senitors wanted to pass the cow gas bill mostly were farmers are taxed for the farts of thier cows. and thats whats causeing global warming. and really people we all know global warming is a load of crap. it was probly thought up of by some one who was sitting in the sun too long. the only reason the goverments going along with it is so it can take over some other part of our lives. but they need to be stopped cause pretty soon there will be no agriculture left

  36. im a member of ffa and 4-h. I dont own cattle but i do own horses. and i know i take take of my horses better than i take care of myself. Ok, say if they do what they want to do- just for me- i wouldnt be able to rodeo, theyd probly take my horses away so no riding, theyd probly take my dogs and cat away and i also take care of them better than myself. then id probly have to move to town cause i just might shoot a wild animal tthat has rabies. really both organizations are mostly trying to take away ag. just like some senitors wanted to pass the cow gas bill mostly were farmers are taxed for the farts of thier cows. and thats whats causeing global warming. and really people we all know global warming is a load of crap. it was probly thought up of by some one who was sitting in the sun too long. the only reason the goverments going along with it is so it can take over some other part of our lives. but they need to be stopped cause pretty soon there will be no agriculture left

  37. This is just about the lowest of the low. We as adults should be training our children and not subjecting them to cult views. PeTA grow up and understand that these children are very much taking care of their animals and do not need to be harrassed by you or any other animal rights organization. If you had your way, there would be “no animals owned nor exploited” Under PeTA definitions exploitation is ANYTHING that can be done with an animal,
    WE southerners and rednecks do not like the AR wackos trying to push their beleifs down our children. I am a grandmother and I will NOT see my grand-children DEPRIVED of animal companionship because it does not suit your (PeTA) wishes. This is still a free country and if you do not like the fact that we do take care of our animals and treat them well, then my advice to you is to LEAVE the US and find yourself an island wehre you can FORCE your beleifs on the poor idiots that wish to listen to your drivel. Oh, and “have a nice day”

  38. This is just about the lowest of the low. We as adults should be training our children and not subjecting them to cult views. PeTA grow up and understand that these children are very much taking care of their animals and do not need to be harrassed by you or any other animal rights organization. If you had your way, there would be “no animals owned nor exploited” Under PeTA definitions exploitation is ANYTHING that can be done with an animal,
    WE southerners and rednecks do not like the AR wackos trying to push their beleifs down our children. I am a grandmother and I will NOT see my grand-children DEPRIVED of animal companionship because it does not suit your (PeTA) wishes. This is still a free country and if you do not like the fact that we do take care of our animals and treat them well, then my advice to you is to LEAVE the US and find yourself an island wehre you can FORCE your beleifs on the poor idiots that wish to listen to your drivel. Oh, and “have a nice day”

  39. This is just about the lowest of the low. We as adults should be training our children and not subjecting them to cult views. PeTA grow up and understand that these children are very much taking care of their animals and do not need to be harrassed by you or any other animal rights organization. If you had your way, there would be “no animals owned nor exploited” Under PeTA definitions exploitation is ANYTHING that can be done with an animal,
    WE southerners and rednecks do not like the AR wackos trying to push their beleifs down our children. I am a grandmother and I will NOT see my grand-children DEPRIVED of animal companionship because it does not suit your (PeTA) wishes. This is still a free country and if you do not like the fact that we do take care of our animals and treat them well, then my advice to you is to LEAVE the US and find yourself an island wehre you can FORCE your beleifs on the poor idiots that wish to listen to your drivel. Oh, and “have a nice day”

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