Tag Archive: PETA


Man Who Sold Fur Coat To Namath Says Business Booming Since Super Bowl

 

 

” According to the Internet, the flashy fur coat worn by Joe Namath during the botched coin toss was one of the biggest stars of Super Bowl XLVIII. It even has its own Twitter account.

  As CBS 2′s Alice Gainer reported, while “Broadway” Joe has been wearing his signature furs for decades, the one he sported Sunday at MetLife Stadium was a new purchase.

  Mark Kaufman, owner of Mark Kaufman Furs in Midtown, said he sold the coat, a blend of coyote and fox furs, to Namath just days before the big game, and the attention the coat is receiving translated into a busy day for Kaufman on Monday.”

 

PETA had the usual comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PETA Launches Their ‘Air Angel,’ A Drone Meant To Hunt Hunters

 

 

 

 

” Recently, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said they were acquiring drones, and now that the animal rights group has released their final product, they believe it will aid in raising awareness about the cruelty of hunting, though they may not legally be permitted to use them, Mashable reported.

According to Petacatalog.com, the “Air Angel” drone is a four-motored quadracopter capable of hovering high above the tree line while beaming captured video directly to a cell phone. Its purpose is to use the footage to alert game wardens of hunters engaging in illegal activity such as “drinking while in possession of a firearm, injuring animals and failing to pursue them, and illegally using spotlights, feed lures, and other nasty but common hunting tricks.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRS Scandal Brings Out More Charges Of Political Audits

 

 

”  If reports of political targeting of conservatives by the Internal Revenue Service shocked the nation, they didn’t seem that surprising to many other groups who experienced problems with the tax agency in the past.

Liberal groups such as Greenpeace and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals say they were targeted, too, by past administrations. The conservative group Judicial Watch says it was singled out for tax scrutiny during the Clinton administration because it supported impeachment.

Charges of politically motivated targeting by the IRS are notoriously difficult to prove or disprove. The older cases differ from the current scandal and the evidence of political attacks is circumstantial. But in interviews with McClatchy, leaders of these well-known activist groups assert they were targeted during Bush and Clinton administrations.

“We have been targeted,” said Jeff Kerr, chief counsel for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. “

” Many audits are triggered by anonymous or direct information about a group or citizen, a so-called “information item.” The IRS also offers rewards to tipsters equal to about 10 percent of taxes owed.”

 

     The entire concept of anonymous tips that is utilized throughout the law enforcement community is merely an open invitation to corruption , retaliation , spite and greed . It needs to be ended . It harkens back to the old Soviet Union control method of pitting neighbor against neighbor and , just as in the USSR is destroying civil society .

 

“The process of obtaining an exemption is a privilege. Not everyone in the United States is exempt from taxation . . . you have to meet highly specific criteria, that Congress decided, not the IRS . . . and jump through hoops and answer questions,” he said, adding that he never witnessed political motivation but worked in Washington during the Nixon revelations and was shocked. “I knew a lot of people and nobody I know has ever had that experience.”

 

    The concept of exemptions is another idea that does nothing but foster the culture of abuse of power . Who is to decide who gets “special” treatment ? What ever happened to the founding notion of “equal protection before the law” ? 

 

 

Further reading on the history of IRS abuse .

 

RealClearPolitics – History of IRS Abuse

Cato Institute Highlights History of IRS Abuse

Factbox: IRS’s rich history of scandals, political abuse

IRS Has a Long History of Political Abuse – Hit & Run : Reason.com

History of IRS Abuse:A real eyeopener

IRS Scandal Echoes a Long History of Political Harassment

 

 

 

 

The Dirty Dozen Haters of Hunting, Trapping & Fishing

 

 

 

” There are groups that undermine and manipulate systems across America to end hunting, trapping and fishing.

These same “less-than-honest” groups also often then exploit wildlife and conservation issues in the name of raising dollars for their devious causes.

Here are a dozen organizations that have taken efforts in the past year to prevent you from hunting or trapping:

  • 1. Humane Society of the United States (HSUS): After losing an effort to have the chairman of California’s Game Commission removed because he went legally hunting for mountain lions in another state, HSUS then pushed legislation to end the hunting of bears and bobcats with hounds in California. HSUS has also threatened to sue to stop wolf hunting in the Western Great Lakes region. Shame on them.

  • 2. Center for Biological Diversity: This group has repeatedly sued the federal government to end the use of traditional hunting ammunition through attempts to ban lead. This ban would also apply to fishing tackle and would affect all sportsmen and women. The group’s information is based on flawed details about lead and bullets. The CBD is also working-and suing-to stop Western Great Lakes region wolf hunting seasons. “


 

 

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