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PETA to Bear-Mauled Girl: You Deserved It!



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I really do believe that PETA is a people hating organization, at least among its leadership. Alpha wolf Ingrid Newkirk, for example, expressed the wish that humans had never appeared on the planet.

Recently, a young woman in Florida was out hunting and badly mauled by a bear. No one asked PETA’s opinion, but they sent the recovering girl a letter that basically told her she got what she deserved. From the letter:

As this mother bear demonstrated, animals form intense bonds with their young, just as we do, and will go to great lengths to protect them, just as your stepfather did for you. Like us, animals value their lives and don’t want to be killed. And many animals endure prolonged, painful deaths when they’re injured by hunters but not killed outright, which I’m sure you know firsthand from being in the woods.

A study of 80 radio-collared deer found that of the 22 deer who had been shot with “traditional archery equipment,” 11 were wounded but not recovered. Now that you’ve experienced the horror of an attack—although this one was in self-defense—we hope you will choose to enjoy nature in only nonviolent ways. 

Notice the anthropomorphizing. Notice the deep misanthropy. 

HT: Vickie McKenna



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