PETA accused of animal cruelty.
Nathan J. Winograd, director of the No Kill Advocacy Centre contributed a story to the Huffington Post Blog where he accused PETA of animal cruelty.
The blog included images of dead puppies and kittens along with his claims that PETA had been systemically killing the animals in the Virginia headquarters.
Winograd claims that PETA, the most famous animal-adviocacy group in the world, does not try to find homes for the animals left at their shelter.
“PETA has no adoption hours, does no adoption promotion, has no adoption floor,” he said.
Winograd writes that 96 percent of the animals that came to the shelter in 2011 came out the back door dead.
Recent social media chatter show that supporters were shocked by the report. The most disturbing was PETA’s response to the charges. Representatives for the organization confirmed that there is a shelter at its Norfolk headquarters and that it routinely euthanizes animals that are too unhealthy or too dangerous to place in homes.
Kathy Guillermo, senior vice president of PETA, called it a “shelter of last resort.”
She also pointed out that the homeless animal population in the U.S. is just too many that expecting to have all of them placed in homes is unrealistic.
“It’s stunning that shelters that tout ‘no-kill’ policies direct people to the very facilities that they publicly condemn,” PETA Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch said. “Contrary to what ‘no-kill’ advocates would like everyone to believe, there is a huge crisis of homeless animals with nowhere to go, and until people adopt instead of buy, and spay or neuter instead of breed, euthanasia is unavoidable.”
News of PETA’s kill shelter had been circulating for years. Although PETA has never broadcast the existence of the facility, it has acknowledge it several times.
Do you believe PETA euthanizes healthy puppies and kittens?
Over 200 people dead after a fire ravaged through a Brazil nightclub.
According to witnesses, security guards wouldn’t allow people to leave the club because they had no idea that there was a fire.
The bouncers did not allow people to leave because they couldn’t prove that the club patrons had paid their bills.
People were reportedly screaming “there’s a fire”, but were left trapped inside the burning club.
The Kiss nightclub had about 2,000 people inside when the fire broke out. The band performing that night setup fireworks that may have caused the fire.
Many of the victims died of suffocation. Some of them were trampled on when people stampeded out of the venue. The building only had one emergency exit, according to police.
Murilo de Toledo Tiecher, a 26-year-old medical student, told a local newspaper that people were screaming “there’s a fire” but the security guards kept the doors shut.
“Five or six people knocked over one security guard and knocked down the door. It was the only exit.”
“The first people to get out tried to pull out whoever was still inside. Hands and arms appeared from the curtain of smoke. We pulled out various people. I pulled out a girl by the hair. It was chaos, the worst desperation.”
Apparently the club had been operating illegally. Fire extinguishers weren’t working and there was only one exit.
Santa Maria’s civil defence coordinator, Moises Fuchs, said the club’s licence to function had expired and had not been renewed because there was only one emergency exit.
Police continue to search the nightclub and expect the death toll to rise.
Derek McGlone, a teacher in Calderhead High School in Scotland has made up lies on several occasions to get off work.
One time he claimed to have been stuck in volcanic ash cloud in Iceland. But one of his all-time worst excuses was calling in to miss work because he “killed a girl.”
Joyce Kilmartin, who is the head of Calderhead High School, wrote in a statement,” he said he felt his car wheels running over her body.”
He is now taking the heat for his lies, but what’s worse was how he reacted to being reported.
When he found out that his colleagues reported him in April 2011, he went on Facebook ranting. He called his coworkers “bitches” and wrote that he would “hunt them down.”
McGlone eventually resigned a year later, but now wants to teach again.
At 1:30 am, police knocked on 26-year-old Andrew Scott’s apartment door. Deputies said that they did not identify themselves while knocking.
Scott opened the door with a gun pointed at the deputies. The police then shot and killed him.
Scott died of gunshot wounds.
Police were looking for a suspect and knocked on the wrong apartment door. After killing Scott, they realized an hour later that he wasn’t the man they were looking for.
They were looking for Jonathan Brown and Andy Rodriguez who were in a building next to Scott’s apartment. Both were wanted for attempted murder.
Residents are angry by Scott’s death and wants to know why the deputies did not identify themselves.
The parents of a 17-year-old runaway killed her pimp.
The teen ran away from her parents home in San Francisco. She went to Los Angeles for a life of prostitution.
Her parents tried to make her stop and bring her home. When their efforts failed, they decided to go to the root of the problem. They killed their daughter’s pimp.
Barry Laprell Gilton and Lupe Mercado are charged with the shooting death of their daughter’s alleged pimp, 22-year-old Calvin Sneed.
According to reports, Gilton and Mercado attempted to kill him before. On June 4 at around 2am Gilton allegedly shot Sneed in his car causing his death.
Gilton and Mercado found their daughter in escort ads after she ran away a year ago. They were concerned for their daughter and tried to convince her to come back. They also encouraged her to stay away from Sneed.
According to police, they have evidence that makes them believe that this a premeditated murder.
Each of them faces one count of murder, one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.
“[T]his is the perfect example of sex just being used to draw interest, and then once you’re there on the site, we’re going to hit you with facts that you need to know about the world of animals,” adult-film legend Ron Jeremy said in a Q&A video posted on the website.
The group hopes to use the adult content to get their animal rights message out.
Not only does the website feature images of naked woman it also includes images and videos of animals being killed and tortured.
Ron Jeremy described them as “jaw dropping.”
Some of PETA’s shock campaigns included an ad spot where it compared human abuse to the silent suffering of fish.
The ad stated:
“Fish feel pain and fear, and they suffer enormously when they are impaled, crushed, suffocated, or cut open and gutted, all while they’re fully conscious.”
The PETA.xxx site encourages celebrities and other people to visit the new site and volunteer to go naked for their animal rights demonstrations.
Do you think PETA has gone overboard with their campaigns?
A boy witnessed his mother shot in a drive by shooting in Brazil.
The video showed the boy come out of their SUV to cross the street. A second later, a motorcycle approached the vehicle from behind. It slowed down beside the SUV and open fired inside the SUV.
The SUV was left rolling with the woman inside. The boy ran after the vehicle in order to help his mother.
The video could not show in detail if the gunman was male or female. However, the boy’s mother in the car was surely hurt from the encounter.
The death of 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, prompted protestors to demand justice at a Seminole county courthouse in Florida, north of Orlando.
“Gone but not forgotten,” read one that had a picture of the young man wearing a football uniform. “No justice for Trayvon. No peace for Sanford!” read another.
The incident happened a month ago while he walked back to his father’s fiance’s house in Sanford, Florida. His parents believe that race was a factor in their son’s death.
George Zimmerman, 28, the man who shot the teen, claimed it was self-defense. Police said they found no evidence to support his story. Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, told CNN that his son was a victim of profiling.
“I think that’s an issue that Mr. Zimmerman himself considers as someone suspicious — a black kid with a hoodie on, jeans, tennis shoes,” Martin said. “Thousands of people wear that outfit every day, so what was so suspicious about Trayvon that Zimmerman felt as though he had to confront him?”
Zimmerman’s family made a statement saying, he grew up in a multiracial family and that he was not racist. He has since moved out of the family home after receiving death threats.
Zimmerman called police around dusk on February 26 due to a suspicious man in his neighborhood.
“Something’s wrong with him. Yep. He’s coming to check me out,” Zimmerman told a police dispatcher in a 911 call released Monday. “He’s got something in his hands. I don’t know what his deal is. Send officers over here.”
Zimmerman reported that the teen started to run and that he was going after him. The 911 dispatcher told him, “We don’t need you to do that.”
After a few minutes, neighbors called 911 reporting a fight, then a gunshot. Trayvon was dead by the time police arrived. He was carrying a bag of Skittles and an iced tea while walking back to his father’s fiancee’s home.
A voice crying for help was heard in the neighbors’ 911 calls. Mr. Martin is convinced that it was his son’s voice.
“It’s heart wrenching, because those actually were my son’s last words,” he said. “And to hear his last words being cries of help, is devastating. It tears me apart as a father.”
The Justice Department said it would be dispatching officials to Sanford to investigate the incident.
In an attempt for another house party was posted by a Florida teen on YouTube. In the video, he showed a tour of a foreclosed home in Florida which he vandalized. He was arrested by police before the party ever happened. However, 2000 people showed up later that night.
In another Houston Project X-like party, a YouTube viral invitation prompted 1000 people to show up at an empty mansion. As police came to break up the party, one party-goer started shooting. Ryan Spikes, an 18 year old high school student, was killed.
Mikey Vasovski, a Michigan teen, tweeted party invitations on twitter. He received RSVP’s from all over the world. When his dad heard of his son’s plans, he called police and asked them to stay outside of his house in case there were party-goers who show up.
And two weeks ago, kids trashed a newly built home in Houston. The group of teens were caught and arrested after a second attempt was stopped by the developer’s private investigator.
The Project X phenomena is growing and it is costing the police and the public. Though the publicity isn’t hurting the people who made the movie. A sequel is now in the works.