PETA Dress In KKK Garb Outside Westminster Dog Show In New York
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PETA Showcases Their Usual Restraint At The Westminster Dog Show By Dressing Up Like The KKK

2/10/09 in General Sports   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

I'm not really sure that the Westminster Dog Show technically counts as a sport, but you know what, in the middle of February it does.

As some of you may know, PETA has always had a bit of a problem with the Westminster Dog Show because, uh, I'm not really sure why, in all honesty. Last year their cause was that kennels sometimes kill dogs, while this year, in typical understated brilliance, PETA had two of its supporters dressed up as Ku Klux Klan members outside Madison Square Garden yesterday. Because that will definitely win people over to your cause.

So why's PETA doing this? Neo-Nazi dogs, of course.

Their goal, according to a post on the PETA website, was to draw a parallel between the KKK and the American Kennel Club. "Obviously it's an uncomfortable comparison," PETA spokesman Michael McGraw told the Associated Press.

But the AKC is trying to create a "master race" when it comes to pure-bred dogs, he added. "It's a very apt comparison."

The group passed out brochures implying the Klan and AKC have the goal of "pure bloodlines" in common.

Well, there's a few key differences. Like I don't remember the AKC burning crosses on the front lawns of houses that have non pure-bred dogs - or mudering people - but yeah, other than that, they're completely identical.

Naturally, the AKC is firing back to protect its image.

"I can't speak for everyone, but the vast majority of the people exhibiting and handling and showing at Westminster are more interested in the health of dogs than anything else," Westminster spokesman David Frei told the AP.

You know what, I think I'll side with Westminster on this one. Meanwhile, maybe PETA should send their KKK-dressed supporters to Harlem to protest dog fighting. I see no way that could end badly.

PETA dresses in KKK garb outside Westminster Dog Show [
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2/12/09   |   THE_Smoot   |   70 respect

Kris Smoot: A Liberal Against PETA.

Why isn't there a People for the Ethical Treatment of Plants?

2/12/09   |   raptrbreth   |   19 respect

THE_Smoot wrote:
They wanted him to do an anti-dogfighting PSA once he got out.

Stupid PETA trying to extend his sentence to the man. Such a liberal organization...

I don't know that I would even sully the liberals by calling PETA that.  They are nutjobs, proved by this display of stellar PR.

2/11/09   |   THE_Smoot   |   70 respect

lukey331 wrote:
Yes but Vick is locked up in jail so how can he do the commercials?

They wanted him to do an anti-dogfighting PSA once he got out.

Stupid PETA trying to extend his sentence to the man. Such a liberal organization...

2/11/09   |   snbslugger

Chachi_Azzhola wrote:
These PETA guys are so old news:  Anyone who saw the movie "American History X" knows the really hip kids now days are more into neo-nazism than their daddy's old KKK.

Good movie.  Dark, but thought provoking.

2/11/09   |   Chachi_Azzhola   |   2 respect

These PETA guys are so old news:  Anyone who saw the movie "American History X" knows the really hip kids now days are more into neo-nazism than their daddy's old KKK.

2/11/09   |   lukey331   |   391 respect

jef_luch wrote:
This is another perfect example of PETA stepping way over the line and further alienating themselfs from normal pet lovers. I love dogs and have two of my own and im all for animal rights but at what cost?  The last people im worried about is "show dog owners" those dogs live and eat better than 90% of Americans!  PETA further alienated thier cause by not doing a commercial with Micheal Vick because he asked them not to protest his return to the NFL and of course they couldnt do that! Micheal Vick may have done some horrible things to dogs but he has also brought more light to the subject and in turn save more dogs than anyone else. What better spokesperson to the dog fighting community than him? PETA's stubborness is going to cost many dogs thier lives but not teaming up with Vick. I don't know how they sleep at night... probably dreaming of throwing paint on fur coats... Get a hobby!

Yes but Vick is locked up in jail so how can he do the commercials?

2/10/09   |   Variant   |   1 respect

and PETA said Michael VIck was classless....

2/10/09   |   snbslugger

Where is jjhealthsouth to defend this disgusting display?

2/10/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

I can't stand PETA, but at one point in time I wanted to date someone there and take them out for a steak dinner...just to see what would happen.

2/10/09   |   russsssman

It's rare that PETA doesn't overreact like some bored jobless housewife patrolling in a neighborhoood association. Face it PETA may have started off with a plausible purpose, but much like Jesse Jackson... They've lost sight of their intended purpose.

2/10/09   |   russsssman

2/10/09   |   njstixx

They're planning on wearing Nazi uniforms at the first Kosher Deli after the show.....

2/10/09   |   sickgirl

I hate PETA and I'm a vegan.

2/10/09   |   THE_Smoot   |   70 respect

I so hate PETA (Damn Ingrid Newkirk...).

...And I'm a Liberal.

2/10/09   |   jef_luch

This is another perfect example of PETA stepping way over the line and further alienating themselfs from normal pet lovers. I love dogs and have two of my own and im all for animal rights but at what cost?  The last people im worried about is "show dog owners" those dogs live and eat better than 90% of Americans!  PETA further alienated thier cause by not doing a commercial with Micheal Vick because he asked them not to protest his return to the NFL and of course they couldnt do that! Micheal Vick may have done some horrible things to dogs but he has also brought more light to the subject and in turn save more dogs than anyone else. What better spokesperson to the dog fighting community than him? PETA's stubborness is going to cost many dogs thier lives but not teaming up with Vick. I don't know how they sleep at night... probably dreaming of throwing paint on fur coats... Get a hobby!

2/10/09   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

People Eating Tasty Animals (PETA)  is a little over the line here.

2/10/09   |   das3cr   |   288 respect

PETA ... just seeing those four letters pisses me off. Those whack jobs need a trip to the old wood shed for a serious attitude adjustment.

2/10/09   |   mk_donley   |   2554 respect

PETA and other animal right's wackos should be placed in a mental institution!.......idiots!

2/10/09   |   RichmondSpider

Well - they ARE better dressed than 3/4 of the people in the Westminster Dog Show - did you see the outfitson those people last night - looked like a firesale from Goodwill!

2/10/09   |   raptrbreth   |   19 respect

I think your comment on them protesting in Harlem would be a good idea.  If they are serious about "helping" animals, wear the idiotic garb to any neighborhood that has people affected by the nutjob KKK.