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    PETA takes anti-circus effort to kids

    This is one of the reasons you tell your kids not to talk to strangers. ****ed up in the head sheep ****ers will try to brainwash your kids. Personally I think the school should have called the cops on these wackos,crazy people are a danger to children.



    Washington Times - PETA takes anti-circus effort to kids

    Look both ways before crossing the street, never accept candy from a stranger ... and when the circus comes to town, stay home.

    As the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus rolls through the area, activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are urging that last message on elementary school-age children in an aggressive advocacy campaign against purported animal cruelty practiced by the circus. But some child-development professionals fear PETA's message and methods are disturbing to young minds.

    In advance of the circus' scheduled opening Wednesday in Baltimore, a PETA volunteer dressed as "Ellie," a child-friendly elephant mascot, and handed out "Animals Belong in the Jungle" activity books to children and parents on the sidewalk outside the Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School.

    One page in the activity book shows a maze with baby elephants and says: "Find a way for [the elephant] to leave the circus and reunite with her family." Another page has a "life in the circus" word puzzle with terms like "whip," "hurt" and "bull hook."

    The school was selected for its proximity to the Mariner Arena, the Baltimore venue for the circus, said Kristie Phelps, an assistant director of PETA.

    Edie House-Foster, director of information for Baltimore City Public Schools, downplayed Ellie's school visit, saying that because the PETA volunteer was on a public sidewalk, permission from the school board was not necessary. "There was no strong impact, because it was during dismissal time, and the children were on their way to the bus," she said.

    Ms. House-Foster said she was not aware of any parents calling the school to complain or express concern about the materials being distributed.

    Calls to the school's parent-teacher association by The Washington Times were not returned.
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    Re: PETA takes anti-circus effort to kids

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This is one of the reasons you tell your kids not to talk to strangers. ****ed up in the head sheep ****ers will try to brainwash your kids. Personally I think the school should have called the cops on these wackos,crazy people are a danger to children.



    Washington Times - PETA takes anti-circus effort to kids

    Look both ways before crossing the street, never accept candy from a stranger ... and when the circus comes to town, stay home.

    As the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus rolls through the area, activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are urging that last message on elementary school-age children in an aggressive advocacy campaign against purported animal cruelty practiced by the circus. But some child-development professionals fear PETA's message and methods are disturbing to young minds.

    In advance of the circus' scheduled opening Wednesday in Baltimore, a PETA volunteer dressed as "Ellie," a child-friendly elephant mascot, and handed out "Animals Belong in the Jungle" activity books to children and parents on the sidewalk outside the Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School.

    One page in the activity book shows a maze with baby elephants and says: "Find a way for [the elephant] to leave the circus and reunite with her family." Another page has a "life in the circus" word puzzle with terms like "whip," "hurt" and "bull hook."

    The school was selected for its proximity to the Mariner Arena, the Baltimore venue for the circus, said Kristie Phelps, an assistant director of PETA.

    Edie House-Foster, director of information for Baltimore City Public Schools, downplayed Ellie's school visit, saying that because the PETA volunteer was on a public sidewalk, permission from the school board was not necessary. "There was no strong impact, because it was during dismissal time, and the children were on their way to the bus," she said.

    Ms. House-Foster said she was not aware of any parents calling the school to complain or express concern about the materials being distributed.

    Calls to the school's parent-teacher association by The Washington Times were not returned.
    No organization should be promoting anything at a school.

    It's a little short of indoctrination.
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    Re: PETA takes anti-circus effort to kids

    I hate when groups target kids in a manner like this. Let kids be kids for awhile. They'll have plenty on their plates soon enough.

    If PETA is serious about animal cruelty, then put forth truthful documentaries on how animals can/are being exploited and/or mistreated, and market it responsibly.

    Personally, when I see underhanded tactics, it makes me question their real motives and distracts me from their original mission statement of ethical treatment of animals.

    I will commend them though on the recent chimp attack:

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have called on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to ban private ownership of exotic animals in California, citing the increasing popularity of keeping such animals as pets. The group said there have been more than 90 reported dangerous incidents nationwide involving primates since 1990.

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    Re: PETA takes anti-circus effort to kids

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    I hate when groups target kids in a manner like this. Let kids be kids for awhile. They'll have plenty on their plates soon enough.

    If PETA is serious about animal cruelty, then put forth truthful documentaries on how animals can/are being exploited and/or mistreated, and market it responsibly.

    Personally, when I see underhanded tactics, it makes me question their real motives and distracts me from their original mission statement of ethical treatment of animals.

    I will commend them though on the recent chimp attack:

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have called on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to ban private ownership of exotic animals in California, citing the increasing popularity of keeping such animals as pets. The group said there have been more than 90 reported dangerous incidents nationwide involving primates since 1990.

    Gruesome chimp attack doesn?t surprise experts - U.S. news- msnbc.com
    I kind of worry about unspecific bans.California is the same state that bans domesticated ferrets,so who knows what they will try to label as exotic and dangerous.
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    Re: PETA takes anti-circus effort to kids

    Your average circus/carnival is boring anyway...

    The best ciruses in the world don't even use animals. I saw Cirque du Soleil in Vancouver, and I'm sold on the idea. I'd rather see more human creativity in that industry, than relying on the exotic factor of animals to prop up your show.

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    Re: PETA takes anti-circus effort to kids

    After the whole Sea Kitten thing there is absolutely nothing that this group could do that would surprise me.

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    Re: PETA takes anti-circus effort to kids

    Hey, not fair. Schools are supposed to be impartial. I demand equal time so I can promote eating elephant burgers.
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    Re: PETA takes anti-circus effort to kids

    Are they trying to turn out little soldiers into a Zebra-Liberation force?

    How do you successfully bring up a law-suit against the Circus? "YOU ARE TREATING YOUR ANIMALS MUCH BETTER THAN MOST ZOOS WOULD, HOW DARE THEE!"

    We free the Zebra.. dude is just gonna get whacked by a car.
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    Re: PETA takes anti-circus effort to kids

    7 Things You Didn't Know About PETA

    PETA activists regularly target children as young as six
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    Re: PETA takes anti-circus effort to kids

    **** PETA. That's really all I can say about that group, there is nothing intelligent and nice that I have to say about them, seriously, I have nothing but contempt and ill will for them.
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