Saturday, June 03, 2006

Animals Don't Kill Animals - PETA Kills Animals

Animals kill animals to eat - PETA kills animals to kill animals

On Wednesday afternoon in a North Carolina courtroom, defense lawyers for two animal-cruelty defendants asked a judge to dismiss dozens of criminal charges. The judge was unimpressed. The defendants, former -- or perhaps still (AP story below) -- employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), stand accused of killing adoptable dogs and cats in the back of a van in 2005 and discarding their bodies in a trash dumpster.

While the saga continues to drag on without a firm trial date, it's now settled that defendants Adria Hinkle and Andrew Cook will indeed face felony charges that carry lengthy jail sentences. (ht: Consumer Freedom)

This from Associated Press via Myrtle Beach Online -

Judge declines to dismiss animal cruelty charges in PETA case
Associated Press

WINTON, N.C. - A judge has declined to dismiss felony animal cruelty charges against two PETA workers accused of dumping euthanized animals into a trash container.

Defense lawyers argued Wednesday in Hertford Superior Court that the charges should be dropped because the animals were killed humanely. They also argued that Andrew B. Cook and Adria J. Hinkle are being unfairly prosecuted because some people don't agree with the work of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Cook, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Hinkle, of Norfolk, Va., were arrested last June by Ahoskie police officers who were staking out a trash container in which animal carcasses had previously been found. Detectives testified Wednesday that they arrested Cook and Hinkle after watching them throw several bags of dead animals inside the trash bin.

They also said they found more dead animals in the pair's van, a digital camera with images of living and dead animals and substances later determined to be euthanasia drugs.

Cook and Hinkle each face 21 felony counts of animal cruelty, seven counts of littering for illegally disposing of dead animals and three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

PETA spokesman David Perle said in an e-mail Thursday that the organization is confident its employees will be acquitted. Hinkle was suspended pending the outcome of the criminal case, he said. Cook, a new employee at the time, remains with PETA.

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For more background information about this disturbing case, visit

In addition to photos of PETA's furry victims (and the "death kit" tackle box they allegedly used), you can see government reports filed by PETA describing the 14,419 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens the group has admitted killing since July 1998.

MAXINE says, "It's Good To Be The Pious People Who Claim To Be The Protector Of Animals, PeTA ... NOT"

PeTA workers Andrew Cook and Adria Hinkle hug in Hertford County Criminal Superior Court Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, in Winton, N.C., after a jury found them not guilty of animal cruelty for euthanizing animals they picked up from shelters, but guilty of littering for dumping the animals' bodies. Image Credit: AP Photo/Calvin Bryant

UPDATED 1-22-2007:

From the Department of Irony: PETA Kills Animals
Center for Consumer Freedom's Full-Page Ad in The New York Times and Mobile Billboard Provides Publicity PETA Doesn't Want

WINTON, N.C., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are facing felony animal-cruelty charges today in Hertford County Superior Court. And the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is running a full-page ad in The New York Times simply stating the fact that PETA KILLS ANIMALS.

In addition, CCF is sponsoring a mobile billboard to remind Winton and Ahoskie residents about the only Internet website devoted to day-to-day coverage of the trial: The billboard truck will be visible outside the Hertford County Courthouse this morning and at the end of the day; it will tour Ahoskie during the early afternoon.

PETA employees Andrew Cook and Adria Hinkle each face 22 counts of Cruelty to Animals and 3 counts of Obtaining Property By False Pretenses. If convicted, they could face between 25 and 30 months in prison for each animal- cruelty count.

On June 15, 2005, Ahoskie police witnessed Hinkle and Cook throwing trash bags containing the bodies of 18 dead pets into a shopping-center dumpster. After arresting them, police recovered 13 additional dead animals from the PETA-owned van in which the two were traveling. Witnesses from the Ahoskie Animal Hospital and the Bertie County Animal Shelter confirmed that Hinkle and Cook had collected the animals, including puppies and kittens, earlier that day with the promise that PETA would find them adoptive homes.

"This trial will really open the eyes of people who don't know about PETA's darker side," said David Martosko, Director of Research at the Center for Consumer Freedom, a nonprofit watchdog that monitors the animal rights movement. "This is an animal rights group that takes in $25 million and kills 90 percent of the pets it receives. That's not ethical. It's hypocritical."

Mr. Martosko will be available to media in Winton this week. To arrange an interview, contact Sarah Longwell at 202-463-7112. Daily updates from the trial will be available at

Public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services show that in 2005, the Norfolk-based PETA killed 90 percent of the animals it took in for adoption. By comparison, the nearby Norfolk SPCA killed less than 4 percent of its animals in that same year. The state average was 43 percent. Since 1998, PETA has put down over 14,400 dogs and cats. PETA's 2006 statistics will be made public by the end of January.

For more information about PETA's felony charges, including photographs from the scene of the 2005 arrests, visit

The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies, and consumers, working together to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices.

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Anonymous said...

You quote as your source but you don't mention that this alleged "non-profit" is actually a domain registered by one Rick Berman, a lobbyist for STEAK HOUSES. (no conflict of interest there!) ...I would NOT BELIEVE propaganda from a PAID lobbyist.
You can read about Mr. Berman here:

ecj said...

We, at MAXINE, can not believe that it took this long for a PeTA vegan to pop up and try to discredit FACTS.

Ok, so the report referenced is from someone who likes steak and does not care for PeTA tactics ... like the “Michael Vick” style of caring for animals.

Facts are facts - PeTA operatives ARE guilty of killing animals to bring awareness to their myopic and fascist (as in - the behavior control of the masses) point-of-view.

Given the violent nature of this factual event … is there any difference between PeTA and the radicals of the Islam religion that hurt the innocent in order to create converts through their actions.

Well, yes, the people for the ethical treatment of animals kill animals. Radical Islamists (who should be renamed – the people for the Islamic treatment of people - PiTP) kill people.

Time to go out and order a Double-Double, “animal style”!

Anonymous said...

"OK, so the report referenced someone who liked steak..."

Yea, right.

9.6 million animals a year euthanized including 250,000 a year in North Carolina where the "crime of the century" took place.
PETA euthanizes animals by painless injection as a service to rural shelters who still use gas chambers. (That is shoving animals in a cement cinderblock room, injecting them with a paralytic agent and having them slowly suffocate). They also take rejects and run offs from full shelters.

Thanks to the great folks at the American Kennel Club and the National Animal Interest Alliance (founded by a Dalmation breeding Nazi who sits on board the AKC), you can't get a good mandatory spay/neuter bills passed, if you do, it has clauses for "breeding licenses." This way folks can still breed their puppy "livestock" according to USDA regs. Great, but somehow, a lobbyist organization is more concerned about 18 cats and dogs put to sleep by an organization that may upset their clients (Wendy's, Out Back Steak house, White Castle...)
Tell more about the "violent nature" of this "factual event" according to a "slimebag lobbyist" for fast food and tobacco aka Rick Berman & Co... Oh "myopic factists"... really. PETA "operatives"? What next, "terrorists cows"? Really, there's pretty not too many things more "violent" than your hamburger. It must be nice to finally feel justified in your blind and senseless hatred for animals.

Edmund Jenks said...

Really, there's pretty not too many things more "violent" than your hamburger. It must be nice to finally feel justified in your blind and senseless hatred for animals.

I do not hate animals, I love animals ... it's what's for DINNER!

Frankly, PeTA does not like people who love to eat animals and that is a difference of opinion.

What isn't a difference of opinion is that PeTA breaks laws and trashes society because ... well, they're heathens that can not work within a system in order to possibly change the hearts and minds of others.

Now go kill a cabbage patch and a few carrots. Vegetables have feelings too.