Peta Boss Offers To Pay Off Franklin's Tax Bill

Animal rights activists People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) have offered to pay soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN's $19,000 (GBP9,500) tax bill if she agrees to stop wearing fur. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk has written to the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. singer, offering to help her avoid foreclosure on her Michigan home with a cash hand-out - if Franklin hands over her collection of fur coats. In a letter to the diva, Newkirk writes, "We would like to help you out by paying the approximately $19,000 in back taxes that you owe - if you'll agree to save animals from hideous suffering and death by promising never to wear fur again and donating your old furs to PETA. "We are absolutely sincere in making this offer - we believe that you know in your heart that your fans will love you even more if you make a fur-free resolution. "As you no doubt now realise, animals who are trapped in the wild can suffer for days before dying from exposure, frostbite, shock, or infection or by being strangled, stomped, or bludgeoned to death by trappers." The PETA president concludes by writing, "Our offer is a win-win situation: You get to keep your home, and animals get to keep their lives. We are rooting for you to please give animals the R-E-S-P-E-C-T that they deserve by giving up fur."


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7 Things You Didn't Know About PeTA1. PeTA has stated repeatedly that their goal is "total animal liberation." This means no pets, no meat, no milk, no zoos, no circuses, no fishing, no hunting, no farming, no leather, and no animal testing for lifesaving medicines. 2. PeTA has given tens of thousands of dollars to convicted arsonists and other violent criminals.3. PeTA funds the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine an animal-rights organization that presents itself as an unbiased source for nutritional information and has links to violent animal-rights groups called SHAC and ALF. 4. PeTA has used their contributors tax-exempt donations to fund the North American Earth Liberation front and the Animal Liberation Front, FBI-certified domestic terrorist groups responsible for fire bombs and death threats. 5. PeTA regularly targets kids as early as elementary school with anti-meat and anti-milk propaganda. They are totally opposed to traditional farming methods.6. PeTA spends less than one percent of its $13 million budget actually caring for animals. PeTA kills animals.7. PeTA has repeatedly attacked groups like the March of Dimes, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, for conducting animal testing to find cures for birth defects and life-threatening diseases. source: www.consumerfreedom.comwww.naiaonline.org
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