Having first heard of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, in the late 1990s, when they made the news by raiding organizations and “rescuing” animals which were the objects of experiments. I was initially shocked at the abusive behaviour of the organization toward educational and scientific organizations, however there was the tendency to excuse their behaviour because “they are animal lovers” as I am. (There is a dog lying on a sleeping bag behind me, as I write this.)
This week I was shocked to an even greater extent, when I heard about PETA’s tendency to kill animals in their care! In fact PETA, during 2011 killed over 95% of the animals they received, 84% within the first 24 hours of receiving them! 1911 cats and dogs were killed by PETA in 2011, while the organization found homes for only 24 animals!
This isn’t a new thing! Since 1998 PETA’s headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, has killed over 27,000 animals, the majority of which were adoptable. This is an average rate of 37 animals per week! Not only this but PETAs own facilities do not meet the standards for running a humane animal shelter, which they themselves have published. The word “hypocrite” just might be about to be replaced by the phrase “doing a PETA”.
Well, maybe PETA doesn’t have the money to care for those animals until an adoptive home is found, I hear you asking? PETAs 2011 budget was 37.4 million dollars! That’s $19,570 for every animal they destroyed! No. There is something else going on here.
“It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats.” says Rick Berman, Executive Director, Center for Consumer Freedom.
PETA has become a big business. PETA solicits donations from sincere animal lovers, and they are using this money to line their own pockets, and to promote themselves. If you really want to assist animals in distress, make a donation to your local animal shelter, and make visits to see your donations being put to good use. Don’t assume people are really sincere when they ask for donations from you. In the majority of cases, the intended beneficiary does not receive very much from your donated dollar. Do your homework before you donate!
The people at PETA aren’t more wicked than the rest of the society they come from, but more like a symptom of our society’s decay. They are normal sinners who get greedy, when accountability is removed from the equation. PETA is just like the other organizations who characterize themselves as “liberal”. “Do as I say, not as I do!”
What is the biblical definition of “liberal”? It is a person who is generous with their own wealth, examples of which would be men like Abraham or David. The biblical definition of liberal can be found by reading passages like Proverbs 11:25, 1 Corinthians 16:3, 2 Cor. 8:2, 9:13, and James 1:5.
What is the modern political liberal? Are they generous with their own money? No way! Our modern “liberals” whether the NDP, or the Liberal party, in Canada, or the Democrats in the USA have no intention of benefiting you with their own money. They will take from the people they consider “rich” and give it to those they consider “poor”, much like Robin Hood and his merry band of thugs!
This type of social policy is guaranteed to destroy any country’s economy that practices it, as has been proven by nearly 100 years of socialism around the world! Rather than learning the lessons taught by the innumerable victims of socialism over the last century, our politicians are addicted to this opiate of the political class, because it gets votes! These people do not understand that entrepreneurs are the engine of the economy. When you punish them you punish everyone!
This type of liberal did indeed exist during Isaiah’s day. The type of “liberal” this is speaking of are the same people who call themselves “liberal” today, people like the NDP, the Liberals, the Democrats and PETA;
“The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.” Isaiah 32:5
Remember this; Those who give away money, earned by others through their own hard labour, are not liberal. They are thieves, gaining election by making promises to gullible masses who don’t know that by enslaving, and victimizing, the “rich” they themselves will become slaves, and victims!
One thing I would like to add before I signoff: There is a connection to End Times Biblical prophecy and PETA! PETA preaches against the eating of animal meat, and the bible certainly does connect this idea with End Times error:
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
We can conclude from Paul’s letter to Timothy, that PETA’s ideas will grow, and will ultimately be picked up by none other than the Antichrist himself! When Jesus returns He will find opposition from these very people, unless they repent in the mean time.
While claiming to love the earth, and making great noise about how sacred animals are, they will actually come very close to destroying the whole world! Please don’t think I am picking only on liberals here, the whole world will support the Antichrist, including conservatives.
And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. Revelation 11:18
People like PETA will almost succeed in destroying life on earth, all the while claiming to be saving it! Yes God is love, and, yes He has made a way to escape for those people, but to all who refuse to repent, He has nothing but judgment! He will save anyone who will come to Him, His way!
And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. Mark 13:20