Kelis Vs. PETA

Kelis fires back at criticism leveled at her from the animal rights organization

Fur lover and R&B singer Kelis posted a blogpost on her official MySpace profile this week altering her fans to the fact that she received a critical letter, personally addressed to her, from the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. As you might imagine, PETA took great issue with Kelis‘s penchant for openly wearing and proclaiming her love for fur and decided that she needed a stern talking-to to try and get her to change her ways. Kelis, instead, responded to the PETA letter with an official statement of her own. Here is the full text of Kelis‘s response to PETA regarding her decision to wear animal fur:

Good morning all!

Ok, so you’re gonna love this. The other day I got a personalized letter from PETA! Lol so after some thought I’ve decided to write one back. Goes a little something like this:

There is no humane way to kill anything, let me start there. It’s unfortunate but it’s part of life. With that being said, I would eat pterodactyl if you found some and you told me it was meaty and delicious. And after doing a very minimal amount of research……. I found out that the founder Ingrid Newkirk is completely batty. I had a feeling but she far exceeded my expectations. I mean certifiably insane! Lol this chicks will is nuts, google it – it’s a riot! Beyond the fact that I think she’s a diabetic, which means she needs insulin, which is taken from lab pigs (I know this because my sister happens to be in veterinary school), which would be completely hypocritical. It’s like don’t abuse animals unless it can help me.

I feel very strongly about a lot of things such as the sweatshops that spin cotton and the blood on their hands. Btw it’s not just the look of fur. It’s warm as hell and feels glorious, ever rubbed faux fur on your body? Nothing luxurious about that. Then the letter proceeded to name artist and designers who don’t wear real fur. Great! More for me! I don’t judge them, don’t judge me.

The rest of Kelis‘s letter to PETA continues after the jump …

If I started wearing endangered animals like polar bear or orangutan then talk to me. (Which btw for the record I would not – I do believe in the preservation of endangered species) But the minks and chinchilla that quite honestly are rodents and if weren’t in the form of a coat I would demand they be put to death anyway are not an issue to me.

The death of high fashion. Ugh.

I eat meat, and in fact my mouth salivates as I type the word meat! And the paint throwing that’s just ridiculous! What if I was hurling Loubitons and Pierre Hardy’s at every sad poorly dressed person on the street? As right as I may be it’s just fanatical and crazy. And people have the right to feel as they please. What about art? Survival of the fittest. Natural selection? No let’s just let all the rodents run free and over take our cities. Oh wait they have, NY and LA in particular are infested! Why don’t u save them all from scavenging on the streets and ruining my evening strolls, take them home. Make them pets! Get off my back! Pun intended!

Underpaid minorities picking your vegetables, now that’s fine for you right? Please, fight for their rights. How about the poverty in the communities of brown people around the world. She had the nerve to say (and I quote) “get over it” talking of the issue of black people and slavery in this country verses cows being slaughtered. Is she kidding me? Lol yes she must be. Actually, she’s lucky most black people have real issues to worry about in the U.S and don’t give a crap what her delusional privileged opinions are. But she should try saying that again just for kicks n giggles on the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Blvd in Harlem n see how well people “get over it” lol.

If u want to preach do it about something worthwhile don’t waste my time trying to save the dang chipmunk.

Find a worthwhile cause like the women being maimed in these Middle Eastern countries. Or female circumcision. Or women’s rights here in America, we still get paid less for doing the same jobs as men. Quite honestly if you hate the world so much go live in the forest where no one else has to hear you complain about the perfectly good food chain the good Lord created. Everyone has the right to an opinion, and that’s mine on that! xoxo

Dang. First off, let me just say that I am not a fur fan, never have been. But I can absolutely see and understand Kelis‘s point in this letter. While I do not wear fur, I do eat lots of meat and do wear leather … as I’m sure many of y’all do, too. Kelis is absolutely right that it is easy to level the finger of blame to people who wear fur but you would not hear the same criticism of people who require insulin to survive or towards folks who eat meat. Yes, PETA has a campaign against meat eating but they do not issue letters of condemnation to meat eaters, nor do they make public spectacles by embarrassing meat eaters like they do towards fur wearers. In the end, while I would never want to wear fur, I cannot besmirch anyone who does for the mere fact that I am meat-eating, leather-wearer. I gotta say, Kelis really handles herself well here … I can’t help but respect her for that.

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  1. Shannon

    I completely agree.

  2. vezzerina

    Damn, did anyone else google Ingrid Newkirk’s will? I feel nauseous…

  3. San

    @vezzerina – eww, me too!

  4. whatever

    That was great! LOL!!

  5. Diana

    @vezzerina. You piqued my interest but I agree, YUCK. Just a warning to all of the East Coasters who read PITNB during lunch, you don’t want to read Ingrid Newkirk’s will while eating.

  6. Lula

    I am certainly not a PETA member- I find that their tactics detract from their message-but Kelis is a bit misinformed here and I see a difference between meat eaters and wearing fur.

    First, insulin in the US is synthetic and/or made from human recombinant DNA technology. It hasn’t been made from porcine or bovine sources since the early 1980′s. A quick google search is all you need to learn this. I have a diabetic cat that uses animal insulin, but that makes sense! People get human insulin.

    Second, people have to eat to survive, Whether or not they HAVE to eat meat is a whole other debate that I am not getting into right now, but we are supposed to be at the top of the FOOD chain. In this day and age, people do not have to skin animals, sometimes alive, sew their little pelts together and wear it as “fashion.” There are plenty of other ways to get warm, so don’t even try that argument- it is just supposedly “fashion.” Personally, the very idea of putting the skins of dead animals on my body makes my skin crawl. Disgusting!

    But, yes, I eat meat. You can call me a hypocrit if you want, but I think the two arguments are distinct.

  7. Lula

    I read the will- found it amusing. BTW-Where do you think your lunch came from? If you really think about it, it is pretty gross!

  8. C

    I sent a letter to Peta very similar to this a while back and they never responded. While i don’t wear fur, i did slam their choice of spokes people… i compared the botox in pam anderson’s face to an entire farm of mad cows….

  9. Christy

    I am all for wearing fur,PETA is a bunch of nutjobs.

  10. J

    I’m not a PETA fan by any means, but Kelis comes off like a barely-literate brat in this letter. It is clear that, as she said, she did a “very minimal amount of research” in response to the letter. Firstly, while they are rodents, chinchillas and minks are not invading anyone’s cities. I don’t see Kelis sporting rat-fur coats, so her tacit assertion that she loves fur because it helps cull rodent populations is asinine.

    Secondly, her primary argument seems to be that PETA’s concerns are invalid because they do not address other concerns that she feels to be more important. This is a classic false dilemma. “Why spend all this time and effort on animal rights, when humans have got problems, too?” One could make the same argument about any concern that Kelis listed — “Why spend all your time worrying about women getting paid less then men for the same work, when 1/3 of the world’s population lives in starvation?”

    Or better, Kellis, if you’re so concerned about the rights of sweatshop workers, why are you spending thousands of dollars on furs, not to mention time shopping for them, when you could be spending all that money and time helping to end the oppression of third-world garment workers? We, as a population, can actually address animal rights AND human rights AT THE SAME TIME.

    It’s also a red herring, as the assistance of sweatshops was not the issue being discussed at all. That sweatshops are abhorrent does not detract for the horrors of the fur production industry. Animals are not just killed — they are beaten, anally and vaginally electrocuted, and skinned alive.

    Similarly, just because meat eating and leather wearing would logically be as bad as fur wearing, and PETA did not write Kelis about that, does not invalidate any arguments they would have made in regards to the FUR INDUSTRY. Again with the logical fallacies, this time “guilt by association” (ex. “PETA are hypocrites, therefore anything they may say is wrong and bad”). Really though, PETA is pretty into promoting veganism, so I don’t think they’re really being hypocritical in that respect (though in many, many others — particularly their treatment of women in their campaigns and their treatment of “rescued” animals in their care — they ARE complete hypocritical douches).

    Perhaps, since Kelis is so concerned about the welfare of non-privledged people she she do just a little, tiny bit more research and check out how our understanding of the acceptable treatment of animals is inextricably linked with our treatment of minorities. She could, for a start check out The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery. She can google it and order it on Amazon — and in the spirit of “very minimal research,” it’s pretty short. It makes the not so difficult to grasp assertion that defending treating animals inhumanely because you “like to eat meat and, well, they’re just animals,” is not so far away from the logical that slave owners use to justify keeping slaves — “I like free labor and, well, they’re just animals.” When you can treat animals without basic decency, anything you can successfully dehumanize within your culture becomes subject to the same lack of decency. You can’t defeat the system without attacking the root of the problem, and the root of the problem is people looking for moral justification to act without any respect toward the rest of the living world.

    And finally, I know this is a logical fallacy, but I just have to make it: I don’t think banning fur is the end of high fashion, but that damn hat might be.

  11. jellybelly

    idk i think people have a easier time accepting cows being killed because you use all of the cow for leather and food. also well…cows are pretty ugly. lol but i get sad when i think of little cute furry animals being killed just for their fur or being skinned alive. its sad. i think the only time fur should be nessecary is like in russia or some place like that cause its freezing. but here in the us i dont think its nessacry. and also i wish peta would think that if people stopped killing cows it would put alot of people out of a job. some people thats their way of life. i dont really hear about people making their living from fur though. just my opinion. its one of those subjects ere its hard not to contridict yourself.

  12. Numi

    Lula, I am in agreement with your factual comments.

    As for Kelis’ tirade. I can only describe it as semi- literate, misinformed whining. It is her choice to wear fur. A choice that is usually made by exceptionally ignorant and egocentric people.

    Perhaps if Kelis was able to be educated about the tortuous conditions that are endured on mink farms, or the obscene methods of slaughter in many, if not all, fur farms in China, she would further contemplate her decision.

    Most people who are concerned about animal welfare are equally worried about human rights. It is just concern for other living creatures in general, I have found. This nuttiness that many people are referring to in Ingrid Newkirk’s will, seems to me, to be shock tactics to make people think about the cruelty that animals suffer on a daily basis.

    I think it is very hard to tell people what to eat and get into technical debate over nutritional requirements but the fur issue is quite indefensible. As any argument of ‘neccessity’ is eradicated. That said, I think if one eats meat, one should most certainly be aware of factory farming conditions. ‘Meet your meat’ by all means, if you can still stomach it, then continue to consume it. Perhaps similarly, if you really and truly feel that the soft fur of another animal is worth it after viewing the conditions and slaughter of animals, then personally I would say, I applaud your callousness. I certainly can do neither. I can only say this after proactively removing the veil of ignorance and disregard from my eyes.

    Unfortunately, I seems the problem with most of the world’s ills lies firmly in the lap of apathy. Out of sight, out of mind. I apply this to our love of cheap garments acquired from sweat shops, and equally to our unsustainable love of provenance-unknown cheap meat. I kind of hope it is this rather than just coldheartedness.

  13. nicole

    its good to see where all that child support is going.

  14. Vikki

    I eat meat, but I think Kelis’s letter is ridiculous. To say that we shouldn’t worry about how animals are slaughtered because there are kids in workshops, poverty and etc. is absurd. Just because there are other problems is the world doesn’t make another one less important. She obviously didn’t do her research. There are much more painless ways to kill meat than the ways that are currently employed by major companies. She talks about natural selection, but she doesn’t go into how natural forces are thrown off balance as new technologies come in, and while I do believe in survival of the fittest, her continued existence gives me doubt.

  15. shannon

    Maybe someone should sent Kelis the video that your boy Trent Reznor narrated about cats and dogs in China being killed for their fur and it being deliberately mislabeled and exported around the world, even to countries that ban cat and dog fur in clothing. How can she be so sure she’s wearing Siberian Lynx and not Siberian Husky?

  16. Meredith

    To be fair, it is called “Ranch Mink” for a reason. This is not the same thing as clubbing baby seals in the wild. While I do not own fur, because I eat meat and wear leather, it’s difficult for me to wage a strong argument against those who do.

  17. jessica

    I’m reading the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer and it’s reminding me why I was a vegan for eight years. It’s easy to be ignorant and not seek information, but it doesn’t change how your food is brought to you.
    There is a difference between being a vegetarian because you disagree with killing animals vs. because you disagree with the way animal farms treat their animals (throughout the life, and killing).
    I personally don’t have a problem with farmers treating their animals humanely and killing them the same way. Big businesses only care about the bottom line. I do have a problem with the fact that so many people just don’t care to educate themselves.
    Kellis’s letter has shown just how little research she has done. The world would not be over run with cows if we didn’t eat them and eating cows is like driving a hummer in the food world. It’s responsible for over 75% of our emissions.

  18. Jen

    If you are looking for more information on the treament of animals used for food, clothing and entertainment , please check out Mercy For Animals. They are not related to PETA, so dont attach the stigma to them.
    http://www.mercyforanimals.org/

    It’s about learning to be compassionate for all creatures.

  19. CB

    How can anyone write a letter using “u”, “lol” and “btw” and expect to be taken seriously? Yikes!

  20. nina

    first off i am not a fan of PETA since they themselves are corrupt and don’t really have the well being of animals in mind. However, this ignorant idiot needs to go back to being on welfare or something to see what’s really a necessity in life so that she can stop being a spoiled b*tch. i don’t even get how anyone thinks anything fur (coats,hats,etc) is even attractive, you look like freaking cruella deville you morons.
    second, i am disgusted that anyone could even contribute to committing this horrible crimes towards poor innocent animals. What gives us the right to commit such disgusting inhumane acts when WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR PLANET, us and only us. The human race has contributed nothing but misfortunes such as global warming, nuclear weapons, war, etc. that are now destroying everything on our planet. Do you see innocent animals doing any of that? no.
    I think we all need to open our eyes and stop being so superficial and start caring about things that really matter.

  21. Lisa

    That one of my eyes be removed, mounted, and delivered to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a reminder that PETA will continue to be watching the agency until it stops poisoning and torturing animals in useless and cruel experiments; that the other is to be used as PETA sees fit;
    …..that PETA chick’s a NUTJOB!

  22. nina

    @trent- no you’re right that’s not the context i meant it in. i was just trying to say that back when she didn’t have anything and wasn’t famous im sure she wasn’t really worried about having fur clothes and all that.

  23. Lee

    Trent, I don’t want to start an argument or anything, but there have been plenty of times on this blog where you have posted against certain celebrities wearing fur and now you’re saying that even though people wear fur:

    “I cannot besmirch anyone who does for the mere fact that I am meat-eating, leather-wearer.”

    You have done, quite a few times on the same blog. To me that’s quite hypocritical itself. Well, it’s not QUITE hypocritical, it IS hypocritical.

    My second point is that Kelis just confirms to me what all that fur wearers and the like think, that wearing fur is fine because it benefits them. Whoever said it just before in the comments, most of the time you don’t even KILL the animal to get it’s fur, you just strip the skin off them whilst they’re alive. Google it, again it’s easy to find. Kelis sounds like a brat, which is a shame because for the music she puts out, I thought she would have some sort of intelligence. No one could sway my mind on the wearing of fur basically for sport and for fashion. They’re not worth taking a life, no matter how “little” you think their life is worth.

    Also Trent, I hope that we don’t see any more condemnation of people wearing fur on this blog anymore. You wouldn’t want to be a hypocrit.

    • @Lee — Nope, I’ve never seriously condemned anyone for wearing fur. I’ve always said I cannot hold fur wearing against people cuz I eat meat and wear fur. I have always said that I would never wear leather. That has always been my stance, it will continue to be my stance.

  24. VV

    I got about three lines in and just gave up reading. Sure, a lot of PETA’s methods leave a lot to be desired, as do some of their spokespersons, but it doesn’t invalidate its message.

    Unless you’re prepared to argue that skinning a sentient creature for “fashion” purposes is moral, of course.

  25. Zsófi

    @nicole
    Yeah, some months ago she said that she was broke and asked for money from her exhusband.

  26. picky

    @Trent
    you mean “eat meat and wear leather” above, no?

  27. CHASE

    I don’t understand why everyone bitches. Sure, wearing fur is absolutely horrible BUT it’s a free nation. If bitching makes you happy then continue. However, that does not mean are going to stop wearing fur. You can express your opinion towards the gross taste of the person wearing the fur and they can reciprocate in wearing the fur and not caring. It goes either way. They have a right to wear fur if they want and you have a right to disagree. It does either way.

  28. Nix

    I haven’t really liked her too much ever since Nas was promoting his N-Word album and she was spotted on the red carpet in a jacket with that word spelled out in sequins on the back.
    I don’t really agree with some of PETA’s tactics. However, I do feel that the message they are trying to get across is worth some of the drastic measures that they take. Sometimes you have to shock people in order to get them to listen. Your message won’t reach mass amounts of people if you do not do something that makes people take notice.
    If Kelis were spotted in a rat jacket, then her argument would be more acceptable.
    She wears fur because she thinks it makes her look rich and classy or as she says “luxurious”. But in truth it just makes her look ridiculous. Bring out the paint…

  29. jj

    Kelis is a revolting idiot.

  30. Heather

    Fur is a luxury item, it is an investment. Meaning, you buy it once and have it for life. I currently don’t buy fur because I own three of my Great-Grandmother’s mink coats. My point is, in this age of “buy it, wear it once, and throw it away”, I think killing some mink to make a coat that will be used and loved for a hundred years is not a big deal. If PETA want to make a big difference in the world, go after the shark-finners. Go after the companies that make the plastic bags that are choking our seas. Point the effort towards something that will actually make a difference.

  31. Sylvia

    My mother is a diabetic, and the insulin does not come from pigs anymore! That was 20-25 years ago atleast..

    I do not agree with Kelis. I have seen very disturbing videos of animals beeing tortured and skinned alvie. And they were not rats and rodents, as she thinks is a valid justification. They were cats and dogs!

    I get very angry that Kelis spews so much ignorant and misinformed info. that people and her fans might take for the truth. Horrible, I just feel sick. That letter made me sick. No empathy at all.

  32. jessica

    @ CHASE It is hardly a free nation for the animals that are being tortured in the name of fur and food. Animal rights anyone?

  33. jessica

    @ Sylvia While I agree with your post, I’m somewhat turned off that it advocates for cute pets and not for other animals that are tortured and skinned alive. Are you aware that pigs are as smart as dogs? Why do we, in first world countries, justify eating pig and “petting” dogs?

  34. dinobot

    Sylvia is completely correct that insulin no longer comes from pigs. Not only can a non-pathogenic form of E. coli be genetically engineered to produce insulin for use in humans, but it can also be produced by genetically altering plants, such as safflower, in order to produce insulin. When I was getting my degree in biochemistry 12 years ago, the E. coli method was pretty standard. Working in the drug industry now, I can tell you that they no longer use pigs.

  35. jj

    @Heather I agree %. Great point.

  36. Chuy

    I used to like Kelis. This solidifies my not liking her. Wear for is barbaric.

  37. Chuy

    I used to like Kelis. This solidifies my not liking her. Wearing fur is barbaric.

  38. mr darcy

    First, the chick needs to learn to spell her labels correctly. 2nd, she’s vulgar and misinformed. Maybe when she grows up, she’ll stop acting like some 12 year old schoolgirl who just got everything she wanted for Christmas. Idiot.

  39. Randy

    No matter your position on fur, there’s no question Kelis is a ghetto bitch who’ll be doing diabetes ads on BET in 10 years – if she’s lucky.

  40. Anyone who thinks it’s ok to wear fur shoudl watch this disturbing video. WARNING it is very graphic, especially at 1:11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kvZq4ARg4

  41. Julie

    Fur is not a necessity. There is no reason to wear fur, it looks ridiculous and its just pointless killing. All though I personally do not eat me, I think is a little more reasonable to eat meat because you need food to survive and unfortunately meat is the main source of food, you do not need fur at all the stay warm

  42. jake

    haha..there’s a lot of PETA cronies here pretending not to be affiliated with PETA.. Get over it..it’s live and let live…mind ur own business…DO NOT SLAP UR BELIEFS IN OTHER PEOPLE”S FACES!
    I don’t wear fur because I personally don’t like the way it looks. But I don’t go around throwing blood on people wearing furs.
    People are getting tired and disgusted by the obnoxious behavior of PETA members. They act like uncivilized people, IMO.

  43. Cat L

    woah i just read Ingrid Newkirk’s will and im hoping it was meant to be metaphorical or representative for some deep meaning.. cause it its literal thats one crazy lady…

  44. Ama

    I don’t respect PETA nor what they do to get their ‘ideas’ across, or how they treat people who don’t agree with them.
    * * *
    However, I don’t even know who Kelis is, but this letter is childish and it seems as though she was just talking from her arse. IF she can use google to research someone, then she should use it to research the things she is going to talk about so she doesn’t seem like a fool.
    * * *
    However, narrow minded people like her probably only see animals as ‘things’ and not as living beings. Which is why she doesn’t see a big deal out of wearing what she does. If one tries to educate someone such as her about this subject and to try and change her mind on it. It Would be the same as if they tried to move a brick wall just by pushing it with their bare hands. They won’t get far or make any progress. It’s sad, but hopefully she will educate herself on this manner, until then there is nothing anyone can do if she isn’t willing to change herself and how she thinks.
    * * *

  45. Ama

    Wait wait, I take back some from my last post after re-reading her letter. It seems she is misinformed on some things( and seems to think most animals are just ‘things’ and not beings who feel as humans do), but it wasn’t as childish as I first thought it was. she could have worded it better, spelt things out completely and such stuff. But she does hold some points, PETA shouldn’t try and force their opinions on others and instead try and educate them. Not force them or use childish actions to try and show their thoughts.

    I don’t agree with everything she said. But she does hold some points so disregard my earlier comment. :) My fault for skimming over her letter and only paying attention to certain parts :)

  46. Didi

    I think Kelis was very brave to write that letter. Some of you have said that even if there are more important problems in the world, each problem is important. Well of course, but the thing is: Fur is useful. It’s beautiful, it’s warm, it has a value. It’s not like other problems like dog fighting, that create no value at all! How can you compare them?? It’s like comparing eating meat to women being sold in India. One thing has a purpose, the other one is just plain immoral. And we’re not being as aggressive about these topics as with the whole “uhh fur wearers, BURN!” stupidity. PETA are absolute lunatics in the way they handle their affairs.

  47. Anthony

    Good for you Kelis

  48. Aaliyah

    Yes, good for you Kelis. We have ultimate confirmation that you are spoilt, ignorant and selfish.

  49. LuLi

    Today the life’s worthless… cats, dogs, humans, chipmunk, cows … The life of any creature doesn’t have a meaning! Anyway…. that’s the future that we’re making…….

  50. Mary

    Great letter! Do some research on this not-so-humane organization. They kill about 97% of the animals they ‘rescue’. I’m sure those cats and dogs felt rescues as they were given the needle of death. Who are they kidding? As for fur, it is the ‘green’ alternative to wearing fabrics made of petroleum products. It is renewable. There is nothing that is as warm, or that lasts as long, as a fur coat. I just wish more celebrities could see Peta and their leader, Ingrid, for the cultish fanatics that they are. HSUS is the other Peta, in business suits. HSUS – working hard to remove all our animal ownership rights, and that includes everything from your goldfish to your dogs. Very deceitful organization…

  51. newsgrrl

    PETA spun out of control a few years ago when they killed the animals they rescued and tossed them in the dumpster – and were busted for it. Kellis has the right to her opinion as do we all.

  52. Lauren

    Kelis is a moron.

  53. rubiejamie

    Just had to throw in my 2 cents on Lula’s comments about insulin: animal derived insulin was made well past the 80′s. I have been insulin dependent for 25 years and used porcine well into the 1990′s. Last I heard, it is still available in some European countries as some people have problems using synthetic insulin.

  54. Eden Springs

    I think PETAs stance would be more credible if they followed their own advice. Just check out http://www.petakillsanimals.com and see what these hypocrites are all about.

    Friends don’t let friends donate to PETA!

  55. Voodoo

    she doesn’t have all her facts straight BUT she does make a good point.
    and up in the northern countries, like Russia, its so cold that fur is a must and they can’t get jackets from any other material cuz to them its expensive, unlike their furs which they have a lot.
    therefore that’s when fur becomes a necessity.
    I think its free will to wear fur or not.
    and I don’t get y they would wanna use the other kind of fabric/material, since when its manufactured it harms more animals and different wildlife than just getting fur.
    and you speak about animal rights? k where r the deers, antelopes and chinchillas rights when a lion or another wild animal eats them! u gonna send them a letter too?

  56. Dream

    I’m wearing fur right now. My cat is on my lap :)

  57. hapacalgirl

    My issue with PETA is the way they go about advocating their cause. Its alright to have a cause that you are passionate about but physically attacking people for that cause is not right no matter how you attempt to rationalize it. Frankly I find people in PETA and ALF (Animal Liberation Front) to be complete wack jobs and hypocrites. I honestly want to ask every member of PETA and ALF if they have ever had to take medication for anything or use skin care, make up, etc. because I can guarantee that all of those especially medications had to be tested on animals at some point. Because in addition to attacking fur wearers these people have also attacked scientists as well and to be honest until they are willing to have these compounds tested on them instead of animals that they should shut up because I assure you more animals are used for experiments than for fur.

  58. DogLover

    I see someone posted a link to this blog on a PETA website. Now we have all the bleeding heart rat lovers over here. Kelis can wear whatever she wants. It’s none of PETA’s business. Boy, I guess those Native Americans were just horrible animal abusers. Everything they wore was an animal product. These days, we have horribly spoiled young adults being deluded by idiot groups like PETA, who then try to petulantly force their point of view on everyone else. If you don’t like fur, don’t wear it. However, it’s not your decision whether someone else has the right to. What I find particularly ironic is that a good many of these petulant children instead wear artificial fibers which are made through the use of chemicals that polute our Earth.

  59. DogLover

    P.S. Whether Ingrid’s insulin is now made through the use of pigs or not, is not the issue. The fact that there would be no insulin whatsoever without the initial animal testing that occurred many years ago, is. PETA and Ingrid are totally against any kind of medical testing using animals. My personal opinion, Ingrid should put her money where her mouth is and refuse to use insulin.

  60. J

    People like Kelis need to look into the still-alive, yet slowly and painfully dying eyes of the fox that gets skinned alive in front of the camera, eyes that say “What did I ever do to you?”, and then see her make her same arguments: http://www.earthlings.com/

  61. Wes

    Go Kelis! PETA can bite it!

  62. TOYA

    I STOPPED LISTENING TO PETA WHEN I READ:

    01/16/08 WASHINGTON, DC- Yesterday the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom formally petitioned Virginia’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), requesting that the government agency officially reclassify People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as a slaughterhouse.

    An official report filed by PETA itself shows that the animal rights group put to death nearly every dog, cat, and other pet it took in for adoption in 2006. During that year, the well-known animal rights group managed to find adoptive homes for just 12 animals. Not counting pets brought to PETA for spaying or neutering, the organization killed 2,981 of the 3,061 “companion animals” it took in. According to VDACS, the average euthanasia rate for humane societies in Virginia was 34.7 percent in 2006. PETA’s “kill rate” was 97.4 percent.

    “It is absurd to classify PETA as a ‘humane society’ when its employees are slaughtering nearly every companion animal they bring in,” said CCF Director of Research David Martosko. “PETA has killed over 17,000 pets since 1998. Given the group’s astonishing habit of killing adoptable dogs and cats with such ruthless efficiency, it’s only fair that the state of Virginia refer to PETA as a slaughterhouse.”
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    .Ingrid Newkirk is calling for the mass extermination of all of one kind of animal, (a “pitbull”), because she was bitten by one as a kid.

    SHE ALSO THINKS HAVING A PET AT ALL..IS WRONG!! SHE BELIEVES IN “LIBERATING PETS”.

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    A few quotes from Mrs. Newkirk:

    “Those who argue against a breeding ban and the shelter euthanasia policy for pit bulls are naive.

    “People who genuinely care about dogs won’t be affected by a ban on pit- bull breeding.”

    Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA President

  63. TOYA

    @J..why don’t you go back to your PeTa cronies and let them know they are living in a dream world.
    And the fact that your President is a nut – makes you NO BETTER than a Scientologist.

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