Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Animal Cruelty (PETA)

Waka Flocka, 2012
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, is one of  the world's largest organizations for animal rights. As stated in the article,"Our Mission Statement," “PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns”;this organization will work through anything for the protection of animals.
Elizabeth Carlisle of the Petland animal store of  Akron, Ohio, was caught  abusing animals by a picture uploaded to Facebook. The caption of the photo stated: '"[T]he manager took the pic for me. [S]he reminded me that there were people outside as [I] was swearing at them to just hurry up and die but then she was so kind as to take this picture.'”This picture contained Elizabeth Carlisle holding two dead, drowned, bunnies by the skin of their necks. 

What really makes me sick is the fact that this woman had a smile on her face.  How evil can one person really be? Employees at animal stores are supposed to take care of animals until  they find a home. Employees are not supposed to torture a harmless animal for no reason. This woman has clearly picked the wrong career.

Alisa Mullins wrote an updated article on the situation.  Elizabeth Carlisle was charged with animal cruelty and the Petland store was shut down. According to the article, the store had an enormous amount of cleaning to do.

PETA has a two week internship in Washington D.C . From the reviews of previous interns, everyone who has went, has enjoyed it. I hope readers really look into this. You never know what happens to animals behind closed doors. Stay updated and stand your ground if you strongly agree. There are ways to join PETA or even comment on the organization's website. If you’d like more information on PETA, there are some links posted below.


  1. That is just wrong how people could just abuse poor little animals!!

  2. I really like what you have to say and you picked a very strong topic. I actually am very close to animals and have saved a dog before. In the caption I would have said something other than found at. Really powerful blog!

  3. I totally agree with you on animal cruelty it is wrong to hurt poor little animals that can't defend themselves.