FORT MYER, VA – While many animal-loving Americans would love to see the weirdos at PETA replace the caisson horses at Arlington National Cemetery, the extremist animal rights group might have a point regarding the horses’ welfare and upkeep.
The group called for the tradition of horse-drawn carriages to be “relegated to the history books.” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in an email to American Military News:
According to the report, 18 inspections between 2019 and 2022 determined the conditions of the pastures, barns and paddocks were “unsatisfactory.” Despite “significant efforts” to improve the military horses’ living conditions, the issues persisted.
Col. Patrick Roddy, the commander of the Old Guard, said lack of funding was the primary reason for the conditions. He told CNN:
“Find me a commander that doesn’t want more money. The first thing I would tell you to do is I want to tear down a bunch of buildings over here and expand out the turnout lots. I’d like to redo a bunch of these facilities.
“But on a day-to-day operational funding, horses are not going hungry, horses are not going without medical care, horses are not going without the required supplements. Our prioritization of funding goes to the health and welfare of the horses, and we’re constantly watching that.”
A look at the horses confirms that they are cared for by the 52 soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment. Their coats are shiny and their bodies are filled out and muscles toned.
While they are clearly loved, their paddocks, pastures and barns need to be modernized and upgraded. The horses also need many more acres of green grass and shaded pasture for their downtime. It seems well past time for the government to allocate the money for these noble members of the United States military.
PETA says using animal names like ‘pig’, ‘rat’, ‘snake’ and ‘chicken’ as insults is ‘supremacist language’ – demands you stop
January 30, 2021
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USA – Radio talk show host Michael Savage wrote a book called Liberalism is a Mental Disorder. While there is a lot of competition within the left for the biggest bunch of looney tunes, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has got to be at the top, or close to it.
First full disclosure. We love animals, especially dogs…and horses. Dogs are very important for law enforcement, act as important service animals for people with disabilities, and well…they’re just very loyal. However PETA takes the whole animal thing to an absurd level.
Breitbart reports that their latest screed is they are now urging people to stop using animal names as verbal insults to other people, claiming it acts as “supremacist language.” Seriously.
In a tweet, the organization of animal rights wackos said:
“Words can create a more inclusive world or perpetuate oppression. Calling someone an animal as an insult reinforces the myth that humans are superior to other animals & justified in violating them. Stand up for justice by rejecting supremacist language.”
Words can create a more inclusive world, or perpetuate oppression.
Calling someone an animal as an insult reinforces the myth that humans are superior to other animals & justified in violating them.
Stand up for justice by rejecting supremacist language. pic.twitter.com/HFmMWDcc5A
— PETA (@peta) January 26, 2021
So, it’s a “myth that humans are superior to other animals”? Perhaps PETA can inform us of some of the great accomplishments of animals. Such as, what great invention did they come up with that advanced civilization? What drug have they developed that has cured disease? Have they found the cure for cancer? Have they solved the mystery of how socks get lost in the dryer? Have they figured out why people watch The View?
So, what has PETA’s shorts in a bunch? They came out with a list of insults on Twitter and said that by using animal names for such purposes, it “perpetuates ‘speciesism.’” Where the hell do they come up with this stuff?
Have a friend who refuses to ski down suicide hill in Vail because it’s too steep? PETA says, don’t call him a “chicken” because well, that’s an insult to chickens. Instead they suggest, call them a “coward.”
In a series of tweets, PETA continued including one which said that “anti-animal slurs degrade animals by applying negative human traits to certain species.”
They continued to denounce “speciesist” language as “harmful and inaccurate,” saying that pigs are “intelligent”, and snakes are “clever.”
Speciesist language isn’t just harmful, but it is also inaccurate.
Pigs, for instance, are intelligent, lead complex social lives, and show empathy for other pigs in distress. Snakes are clever, have family relationships, and prefer to associate with their relatives.
— PETA (@peta) January 26, 2021
Other suggested replacements offered by PETA, whose members appear to be clearly in need of a hobby include replacing “rat” with “snitch,: “snake” with “jerk,” “pig” with “repulsive,” and “sloth” with “lazy.”
PETA urges everyone who believes in equality and justice to take a look at their personal beliefs and the language they use, and break free of this outdated mindset that denigrates other animals.
Always be kind and consider not using insults at all.
— PETA (@peta) January 26, 2021
How long before you hear AOC start railing about “human supremacy” in addition to “white supremacy?” “Human privilege” perhaps?
Of course, the Twitter reactions were priceless. Here are a few as reported in Conservative Review:
“Come back to me about being less superior than animals when an anteater builds a house.”
come back to me about being less superior than animals when an anteater builds a house
— Ben (@thekingoxlade) January 27, 2021
“6 years vegan, please stop making us look ridiculous.”
6 years vegan, please stop making us look ridiculous.
— Jessica (@jessicakeogh) January 26, 2021
“LMAO but we ARE superior to animals; we are literally superior, mentally and in most cases physically; our intelligence is far past the intelligence of animals and we are justified in killing and eating them; we’re carnivores LOL. I guess I’m a supremacist.”
Lmao But we ARE superior to animals, we are literally superior, mentally, and in most cases physically, our intelligence is far past the intelligence of animals, and we are justified in killing and eating them, we’re carnivores lol I guess I’m a supremacist 😂🤷🏼♂️
— di-giorno (@monyprntrgobrrr) January 27, 2021
“Speciesism? I think that’s more when orgs like yours demonize and openly kill dogs and cats for the sin of being meat eaters while only caring about barnyard animals. You openly admit to murdering dogs and cats just for being homeless in this very thread, so…self-awareness?”
Specieism? I think that’s more when orgs like yours demonize and openly kill dogs and cats for the sin of being meat eaters while only caring about barnyard animals. You openly admit to murdering dogs and cats just for being homeless in this very thread, so..self awareness?
— Rachel 🇺🇸🇦🇲☦️ (@RaychelTania) January 28, 2021
PETA of course is known for their wacky take on animal rights. Last fall, they released video footage taken at “Gobbler’s Rest” at Virginia Tech in order to blame then-President Trump for “pardoned” turkeys living in squalid conditions.
“If the ceremony on the White House lawn means anything, these turkeys should be given a chance to live as turkeys should–but instead they’re serving a life sentence without so much as the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors,” said PETA Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch.
She’s probably one of those asking to have her student loans for a gender studies degree forgiven by the federal government.
She added, “PETA is asking Virginia Tech to let us give these turkeys a chance to enjoy companionship, fresh air, and sunshine at a reputable sanctuary, as they deserve.”
As Michael Savage said…
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