Sunday, November 26, 2006

You've Got to be Kidding!

According to an article on Yahoo, PETA recently sent an e-mail to an Alaskan pastor urging him not to use live animals in his churches nativity scene.

"We've never had live animals, so I just figured this was some spam thing," Armstrong said. "It's rough enough on us people standing out there in the cold. So we're definitely not using animals."
Jackie Vergerio, PETA's captive animals in entertainment specialist, said her organization tracks churches nationwide that use real animals in "living nativity scenes."
Seems the confusion started with the church's choice of phrase. PETA flagged Free Methodist's display as a "living nativity," and indeed, that's how the church describes it on its Web site.
To PETA, that means animals.
"Those animals are subject to all sorts of terrible fates in some cases," Vergerio said. "Animals have been stolen and slaughtered, they've been raped, they've escaped from the nativity scenes and have been struck by cars and killed. Just really unfathomable things have happened to them."

I am so tired of PETA. Honestly, we might as well just kill every animal on the planet because there is no way that a group like PETA is ever going to be satisfied with the way they are treated. Also, as reported earlier on this blog, PETA has taken nearly the same stand. You might as well just euthanize the animal than let it bring joy to some child who could either keep it as a pet, watch it perform in a circus or observe it in a zoo.

Oh, and by the way, I am back, obviously. My Thanksgiving was marvelous, minus the almost 28 total hours of drive time, back and forth.

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