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PETA employees charged with animal cruelty and illegally dumping dead
WVEC TV ^ | 16 june 2005 | 13 news
Posted on 06/16/2005 3:47:50 PM PDT by csvset
PETA employees charged with animal cruelty and illegally dumping dead animals
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06:30 PM EDT on Thursday, June 16, 2005
A month-long investigation into alleged animal cruelty has ended with the arrests of two people, employed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Norfolk.
Ahoskie Police photos
Officers said Andrew Benjamin Cook, 24, of Tree Top Drive in Va. Beach, and Adria Joy Hinkle, 27, of Claremont Ave. in Norfolk picked up live animals from shelters in Northampton and Bertie counties but dumped dead animals in Ahoskie.
In all, 31 animals were found Wednesday - 18 dogs were in a dumpster at New Market Shopping Center in Ahoskie, NC. The rest were still in the van, police added.
Investigators said dead animals have been illegally dumped every Wednesday night for four weeks.
Surveillance done Wednesday resulted in the pair's arrest. Their white panel van, which was seized, was registered to PETA, investigators added.
And, according to the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald, investigators positively identified nearly all of the dogs found in the dumpster as the ones picked up just a few hours earlier on Wednesday by Cook and Hinkle. The paper also quoted investigators as say that shelter officials were told the animals would be taken to Norfolk where they would find good homes.
Cook and Hinkle each face 31 felony counts of animal cruelty and eight misdemeanor counts of illegal disposal of dead animals. Both are free on $35,500.00 bond and are due in court on Friday.
PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk told 13News that Hinkle has been suspended. She said Cook was a new employee on a ride along and that he has not been suspended.
Newkirk also said that it would be "deplorable" for anyone to illegally dispose of animals.
She confirmed that PETA does, in fact, euthanize animals but only ones that are not adoptable.
Newkirk said some of the animals were in bad shape. For example, one had its collar embedded in its neck; another had a severe skin disease.
Dr. Pat Proctor of Ahoskie Animal Hospital said one of the animals he examined didn't need to be euthanized.
"This was a young, healthy puppy. It was a six month old lab mix and appeared to be in very, very good shape. Um, and he had received some type of injection in his front right leg," he said.
PETA said it's launched its own investigation.
PETA does not believe in pet ownership. Their philosophy is that it is better for a dog or cat to be dead than to suffer as slaves to humans.
That ugly bitch looks like Janine Godawfulho.
She looks like Garagolo's twin sister....
This should be on billboards across the country.
ROFLMAO ... you can't make this stuff up.
I don't understand. Where did they get dead animals from?
They killed the live animals they took from shelters under the lie of
"adopting them out."
Soulless bastards . . . I hope to God I meet one someday.
These folks are so ridiculous. Everytime the circus comes to the Norfolk Scope these knuckle heads go out to scare the kids and ruin people's evening. But what makes me angry is that the medial always falls for their silly stunts and puts them all over the news. So irritating......
While I'm sorry that animals have to suffer, can I just say,
Book 'em Danno! And lets' get a reporter on this to see if incidents like this are happening with PETA employees in other states!
The inmates running the asylum, that's all.
This may be grounds for shutting down PETA. If it is a common practice of theirs to euthanize animals that don't need to be euthanized, I don't see why they are still up and running. Why is this investigation only targeting the individuals?
Maybe ALF and ELF will torch the PETA vans.
PETA KILLS, PROTECT YOUR PETS.
THEY ARE PET-O-FILES.
And you know what? I the minds of these PETA cretins, what they're doing makes perfect sense.
Let that thought sink in.
""This was a young, healthy puppy. It was a six month old lab mix and
appeared to be in very, very good shape. Um, and he had received some type of
injection in his front right leg," he said."
Is it common journalistic practice to include "Um" in a quote?
Let's save these atricle headlines and pictures, and do a little circus Freep of our own!
PETA - Physically Endangering Tame Animals!
Who wants to bet that Adria Hinkle is back on the PETA payroll after all of this blows over.
"She confirmed that PETA does, in fact, euthanize animals but only ones that
are not adoptable...."
Adoptable? Adoption by humans is cruel in itself. They should have let these animals go, like any decent person would have done.
This isn't the half of it.
PETA. Hypocritical, bigoted, lying, frauds.
Except that she's more bald than Janine.
You mean you don't think she'll get the death penalty?
Are these two animal killers, twins?
|Year||Received†||Adopted||Killed||Transferred||% Killed||% Adopted|
* figures represent the second half of 1998 only
† other than spay/neuter animals
From their website:
"Since its inception, PETA has helped countless animals escape a sad fate arbitrarily assigned to them: a life at the end of a chain, in a laboratory cage, on a filthy feedlot, or in a stifling circus boxcar..."
So PETA's "humane" solution is to cold-bloodedly kill the poor animals and then dump them like they are garbage? This is almost as hypocritical as the demonrats who protest the treatment of murderers while they slaughter babies. These people are so twisted.
"Let's save these atricle headlines and pictures, and do a little circus
Freep of our own!"
,,,,right in front of their headquarters.....do you think any MSM will come and film it?
The fact that Nutzo Newkirk felt it necessary to "suspend" the nitwit female member of the team means that this incident has really got her worried.
Newkirk loves to get "in your face" when the crazed tactics of her organized club of "I'm-so-angry-about-the-disgusting-looser-I-turned-out-to-be-that-I-want-to-kill-every-human-on-the-planet" mutants get a little out of hand.
In this case, however, she's pursuing tactics that appear to be more like those you'd expect from some squeaky-clean, conservative organization when someone is caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
"PETA said it's launched its own investigation."
Du lieber Himmel! The Gestapo is investigating the Fuhrer.
They want to tell everyone else how to raise their animals and they are the ones abusing them. Why should that surprise me?! Everything damn leftist say they stand for is a lie.
I AM SICK OF THEM!
Your profession has the great ability to pick out likeness and often blood relatives. What do you think about these two?
Don't know. This one might. Let's consider it.
She claims she is also a VEGAN. I wonder if that is also a lie?!
Cuisine: American, Southern, Vegetarian, Nightlife
July 29, 2004
Never a bad meal. Well worth the money and has GREAT vegan entrees (for brunch, lunch, or dinner)!
Reviewer: Adria Hinkle Norfolk
Out here in California if a person shoots a stray dog that is attacking his
family, he might go to jail.
These arseholes should go to jail for massive cruelty to animals.
Posted On June 16, 2005
PETA Employees Face 31 Felony Animal-Cruelty Charges for Killing, Dumping Dogs
Center For Consumer Freedom Has Warned “Ethical Treatment Of Animals” Workers Routinely Kill Animals
Ahoskie, NC – Last night, one month after the launch of www.PetaKillsAnimals.com, two employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) were arrested on 31 felony animal-cruelty charges for killing and disposing of dogs and puppies in a dumpster. Today the Center for Consumer Freedom is calling on Americans to stop making donations to support PETA and its grim-reaper program. When Ahoskie police arrested PETA employees Andrew Cook and Adria Hinkle last night, they found 18 dead dogs in a nearby shopping-center dumpster (including a bag containing seven dead puppies), and 13 more dead dogs in the PETA-owned van the two were driving. Police observed them throwing several dark-colored bags into the dumpster before the arrests were made.
This is not the first public mention of PETA’s large-scale euthanasia program. In May 2005 the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) unveiled a giant Times Square billboard and a new website (www.PetaKillsAnimals.com). CCF had obtained official records from the state of Virginia showing the militant animal-rights group had put over 10,000 dogs and cats to death since 1998.
In 2003 PETA euthanized over 85 percent of the animals it took in, finding adoptive homes for just 14 percent. By comparison, the Norfolk SPCA found adoptive homes for 73 percent of its animals and the Virginia Beach SPCA adopted out 66 percent. PETA’s required report documenting its 2004 record is currently over 4 weeks late.
A Bertie County (NC) Deputy Sheriff told The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald that Cook and Hinkle assured the Bertie Animal Shelter “they were picking up the dogs to take them back to Norfolk where they would find them good homes.” Pittman added that persons identifying themselves as PETA representatives have picked up live dogs from that shelter during the last two months.
“This is disturbing behavior on the part of self-professed animal lovers, and I hope the public takes notice,” said Center for Consumer Freedom Director of Research David Martosko. “PETA raked in nearly $29 million last year alone, but apparently it couldn’t spare any money to care for the flesh-and-blood animals entrusted to its employees. It’s ironic -- If anyone else were caught red-handed with 31 dead dogs, PETA would be holding a press conference to denounce them.”
Martosko added: “Last month when we launched PetaKillsAnimals.com, we warned the public that PETA was not the warm and kind group it claimed to be. Now it’s clearer than ever that Americans who truly want to help animals should donate to their local animal shelter, not to PETA.”
The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies, and consumers, working together to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices.
For media comment, contact our media department at 202-463-7112 ext. 133
"Everything damn leftist say they stand for is a lie."
That is reality from Watergate to today.
Someone ("ProtestWarrior" maybe) should get photos of the piles of dead animals killed by PETA the next time they do their "Holocaust of Chickens" street shtick at the local KFC.
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