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    PETA Critical Of King

    Friday, February 19, 2010

    Among other things, U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) is a responsible citizen, a family man, a firearm owner, and is staunchly pro-gun. He also has a Twitter account from which he “tweets” fairly regularly.

    According to a February 16, blog-post on Sioux City Journal.com, Rep. King recently tweeted the following during a snow storm he was riding out in his rural, western Iowa home: “Mid day, mid blizzard, 15 degrees, Crazy Raccoon chewing and clawing his way into my house. Desert Eagle 1, Crazy Raccoon zero.”

    Apparently the home-destroying--and potentially rabid--raccoon had been attempting to enter the King’s home for several days. The blog post noted that King not only feared the raccoon might be rabid, but that King’s granddaughters often played in the area where the attempted “break-in” occurred.

    So King did what most reasonable, self-reliant, self-preserving people in his situation would do: he shot the raccoon.

    Enter People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the radical and increasingly irrelevant animal “rights” group who, predictably, criticized King for his action.

    King should not have dispatched “a small animal seeking warmth in another blizzard,” said PETA spokesman Jaime Zalac.

    A normally nocturnal wild animal that is known to be a frequent carrier of rabies, attempting to gain entry into your home in the middle of the day--and destroying your property in the process--is certainly just cause for concern. And the desire and will to protect your family, home, and self by dispatching the wild animal before it can do more harm would certainly be considered reasonable by most.

    Unless, of course, you’re PETA. In that case, you place the welfare of a destructive animal that could potentially be carrying a fatal disease and is trying to gnaw its way into a home, above the welfare of the home’s human residents.

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    PETA is nothing but a bunch of domestic terrorist idiots! Steve has nothing to worry about because they lost all creditability years ago! I told my children years ago if you see a friendly docile raccoon to run because they are probably rabid. If there is one animal that has a predisposition for rabies it's a raccoon!
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    Next rabid racoon should be trapped, then forwarded to "Jamie Zalac". Maybe Jamie would be willing to provide the rabid and filthy animal some warmth, food and shelter.

    I think PETA was reading too much into the tweet. It didn't say that the racoon was "dispatched". It simply said "Desert Eagle 1, Crazy Raccoon zero.” Could have meant that the "crazy racoon" got "scared off" and decided to seek shelter elsewhere.



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    I'm a member of PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals) Oh! that's the pther group.
    Good Luck!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by astute View Post
    I'm a member of PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals) Oh! that's the other group.
    I invented Tasty Animals.

    Al Gore.

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    PETA is full of wackos. Some PETA people simply adhere to the central theme - treating animals ethically and have no problem with killing an animal as long as it is done as humanely as the circumstances allow. All my hunting buddies and I agree with that premise. We don't seek to torture our prey. We want to dispatch as quickly as possible.

    But the majority of PETA members seem to be the lettuce sandwich radical types.

    However, Rep King's tweet sounds to me more like a teenager having an orgasm over shooting an animal than something I'd expect from an adult who is entrusted by his constituents with participating in running our country. It left me with the impression of him as Carl Spackler - In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astute View Post
    I'm a member of PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals) Oh! that's the pther group.
    I even eat animals that don't taste so good. Got to get my daily allowance of protein.
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    PETA is a perfect example of a noble idea hijacked by over priivleged morons. This was one of the groups who demanded that all of Michael Vick's abused pit bulls be destroyed out of hand, with no temperament testing, no rehab, no chance for amnesty. Just kill them all, period. Thankfully, the judge was a dog fancier and didn't listen to them. Arrogant twits, the lot.

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