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(CBS Detroit)   PETA gives fur coats to Detroit homeless so they can splatter red paint on them at a later date   (detroit.cbslocal.com) divider line 49
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2013-12-19 09:16:30 AM  
The furs probably came from one of PETA's shelters.
 
2013-12-19 09:16:40 AM  
Well... To their credit this is a good use of the fur from all of the stray dogs and cats they euthanize.
 
2013-12-19 09:16:42 AM  
Those should sell for drugs and alcohol nicely.
 
2013-12-19 09:17:12 AM  
Homeless???   in America, the 'greatest country on earth'???

damn liberal liars!
 
2013-12-19 09:19:08 AM  
If you can pick up a used fur coat cheap at Starvation Army, you can cut it up and make fur mittens to rub down your Farkette during sex play.

Very sensuous. . . . . . . .
 
2013-12-19 09:19:51 AM  
PETA trifecta in flay-- er, play.
 
2013-12-19 09:19:52 AM  
A homeless problem in a city where like half the homes have been vacated. Yay America!!! Go Capitalism!!!
 
2013-12-19 09:20:38 AM  
Just when I felt comfortable hating them... They do some good in the world.

/lives 130 miles North of Detroit. It's damn cold in Michigan ATM.

//Well done PETA

///Wonders if PETA hired a new PR person recently
 
2013-12-19 09:21:22 AM  

olddinosaur: If you can pick up a used fur coat cheap at Starvation Army, you can cut it up and make fur mittens to rub down your Farkette during sex play.

Very sensuous. . . . . . . .


And if she's vegan, the ensuing 8-second ride will be the best of your life!

/like any Farker could last 8 seconds
 
2013-12-19 09:22:38 AM  
Good. Keep the demand for fur up. A good coyote can go for $50 or more right now, and a decent coon will get you $25.
 
2013-12-19 09:24:56 AM  

AngryDragon: Those should sell for drugs and alcohol nicely.


I can do $50

www.octagonspeakers.com
 
2013-12-19 09:30:04 AM  
So PETA doesn't mind people wearing fur if they are homeless.    But they hate people wearing fur if they own homes.

PETA are some weird people.
 
2013-12-19 09:33:16 AM  
I'm forced to wonder: how many of these people will be murdered for those coats, not by people who want to wear them, but by people who want to sell them on the black market?
 
2013-12-19 09:33:58 AM  
If those lazy homeless people had any ambition they could kill the rats that share the alley that they sleep in and fashion their own fur coats out of rat pelts.
 
2013-12-19 09:39:15 AM  

Millennium: I'm forced to wonder: how many of these people will be murdered for those coats, not by people who want to wear them, but by people who want to sell them on the black market?


... What?
 
2013-12-19 09:40:15 AM  
Yeah, no, PETA.  You're either against fur (and leather, and angora) or you're not.  You can't have it both ways; if you were clear and consistent in your message you'd buy them coats made of synthetic materials.

Oh, wait, you didn't buy these.  These were just cast-offs from people you convinced not to wear them, so that makes it okay as long as you couch your justification in "what's done is done and these people are cold."  Cool.  Then I don't feel bad about being hungry and eating this delicious bacon, then.   I can't bring this pig back to life so I guess I might as well enjoy it.

/Mmmm.  I can taste its tears.
 
2013-12-19 09:40:37 AM  

Millennium: I'm forced to wonder: how many of these people will be murdered for those coats, not by people who want to wear them, but by people who want to sell them on the black market?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-19 09:45:23 AM  

mod3072: Good. Keep the demand for fur up. A good coyote can go for $50 or more right now, and a decent coon will get you $25.


img.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-19 09:46:59 AM  

mod3072: If those lazy homeless people had any ambition they could kill the rats that share the alley that they sleep in and fashion their own fur coats out of rat pelts.


And they could build a cart to sell rat stew, rat pies, and even Ratatouille.


/we all sound like Maurice Chevalier!
 
2013-12-19 09:47:15 AM  
For once, they're arguments are reasonable, if you buy into the organizations underlying premise(that animals require ethical consideration).  Their argument is that if peoples lives are in danger, then they're justified in killing animals to save themselves.

It might even be an effective strategy, because no one's going to wear furs as a symbol of wealth if that's what the town's homeless wear.
 
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2013-12-19 09:52:53 AM  

Psychopusher: Yeah, no, PETA.  You're either against fur (and leather, and angora) or you're not.  You can't have it both ways; if you were clear and consistent in your message you'd buy them coats made of synthetic materials.

Oh, wait, you didn't buy these.  These were just cast-offs from people you convinced not to wear them, so that makes it okay as long as you couch your justification in "what's done is done and these people are cold."  Cool.  Then I don't feel bad about being hungry and eating this delicious bacon, then.   I can't bring this pig back to life so I guess I might as well enjoy it.

/Mmmm.  I can taste its tears.


What good would destroying the coats have done?
 
2013-12-19 09:56:32 AM  
Asanine tag on a coffee break?
 
2013-12-19 10:03:10 AM  
Maybe PETA could not destroy the coats, because they gave nice tax deductions to those who donated them. If a donation is accepted, is the recipient allowed to require that all such donations be destroyed?
 
2013-12-19 10:24:56 AM  
Maybe not a bad strategy. If wearing fur becomes associated with homelessness the rich people will stop buying them.
 
2013-12-19 10:25:30 AM  

generallyso: The furs probably came from one of PETA's shelters.


that was my first thought

thus article confuses me so much

/they couldn't buy synthetic clothes to avoid building to their hypocrisy pile?
 
2013-12-19 10:39:03 AM  
But the critters that donated them are already up in Heaven all nice and warm. Though they probably creep Jebus out walking around without their fur.

And all those skinned cats, sitting around asking other skinned cats: "Say, how did you get skinned? Well, that is different. I guess there's more than one way to skin a cat"
 
2013-12-19 10:45:37 AM  
I've been meaning to go coyote hunting so I can make mittens and hats out of its fur.
 
2013-12-19 10:49:13 AM  
So, give a person who lives on the street among other desperate people an obvious and extremely valuable item... yeah, what could possibly go wrong?
 
2013-12-19 10:59:31 AM  

deadsanta: So, give a person who lives on the street among other desperate people an obvious and extremely valuable item... yeah, what could possibly go wrong?


You all have a real Hollywood influenced impression of poor people and how they live.
 
2013-12-19 11:11:06 AM  

Millennium: Millennium: I'm forced to wonder: how many of these people will be murdered for those coats, not by people who want to wear them, but by people who want to sell them on the black market?


Most likely, they'll be beaten and robbed by other homeless people who also need a fur coat to keep warm.
 
2013-12-19 11:11:56 AM  

WelldeadLink: Maybe PETA could not destroy the coats, because they gave nice tax deductions to those who donated them. If a donation is accepted, is the recipient allowed to require that all such donations be destroyed?


If it did, Goodwill would be out of business.
 
2013-12-19 11:12:44 AM  
Argh -- I didn't read Welldead Link's comment well enough.

/Coffee hasn't kicked in
 
2013-12-19 11:14:33 AM  
DROxINxTHExWIND: You all have a real Hollywood influenced impression of poor people and how they live.

TFA says explicitly that the recipients are *homeless*.  That means they're couch surfing, living in shelters or on the streets.  That's not the life of Reilly.
 
2013-12-19 11:14:47 AM  
I would join PETA- People for the Eating of Tasty Animals!
 
2013-12-19 11:16:41 AM  
Time for an update to this photo. If you can find any rich people willing to get out of their car in Detroit.

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-19 11:20:19 AM  

acohn: DROxINxTHExWIND: You all have a real Hollywood influenced impression of poor people and how they live.

TFA says explicitly that the recipients are *homeless*.  That means they're couch surfing, living in shelters or on the streets.  That's not the life of Reilly.



I'm talking about the idea that there is a gang of souless, starving homeless on the other side of the tracks who are lustfully waiting to pounce on anyone who crosses their path wearing anything other than a tattered jacket. Its not reality.
 
2013-12-19 11:20:21 AM  

acohn: DROxINxTHExWIND: You all have a real Hollywood influenced impression of poor people and how they live.

TFA says explicitly that the recipients are *homeless*.  That means they're couch surfing, living in shelters or on the streets.  That's not the life of Reilly.


I think he (and I) were more offended by the idea that homeless people are constantly stealing from each other. I'm sure it happens (at a rate less than dishonorable behavior on Wall Street) but from what I saw living in downtown LA, homeless people were much more supportive of each other.
If it's PETA, the coats are probably already damaged (if not splashed with paint) so they are unlikely to be worth much at a pawn shop anyway.
 
2013-12-19 11:24:25 AM  
It's clever.  It associates a despised behavior with people disliked by the target.  I assure you, my aunt Norma does NOT want her fur coat associated with the homeless of Chicago.
 
2013-12-19 11:36:01 AM  
Where's that pic from Coming to America when you need it?
 
2013-12-19 11:40:18 AM  

Pangea: AngryDragon: Those should sell for drugs and alcohol nicely.

I can do $50

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I think all those free coats will drop the price on fur coats resale value, and I really hope it pisses Les off to no end that all his fur coats lose half their value.  I may watch the show again if it shows him having a hissy fit over homeless people being given free coats.  It would be the true Les.  I enjoyed watching him get upset when his precious gold took a hit.

/I have heard many stories from those that had personal business with him, he is a real dick.
//At least Rick will honor his last offer.
///Les is known for wanting to renegotiate the cost of snowplowing with the employee sent to do the plowing, even after the deal has been decided with boss of the snowplow driver.
////If you don't honor your deals, Les.  You have no honor.
 
2013-12-19 11:41:22 AM  

mod3072: Good. Keep the demand for fur up. A good coyote can go for $50 or more right now, and a decent coon will get you $25.


In China you can get $5 for a nice plump juicy cat, shouldn't we be investigating this source of revenue?

All Farkers have a duty to promote eating pussy. . . . . . . . .

\\\ aisle seat, please.
 
2013-12-19 12:06:28 PM  

toadist: So PETA doesn't mind people wearing fur if they are homeless.    But they hate people wearing fur if they own homes.

PETA are some weird people.


FTFA: "PETA can't bring the animals who were slaughtered to make these coats back to life, but we can send a message that only people truly struggling to survive have  any excuse for wearing fur," says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk.

I eat meat and eggs that aren't "cruelty-free" because I can't afford the other kind, and I wear leather because it's probably from animals also raised for food. That is somewhat immoral but then I'm an asshole: if you want me to buy "humane" products either make them cheaper or pay me more, and if you want me to go vegan you'd better do all my shopping and cooking -- at your own expense if need be.

And I'll gladly eat rabbit, I'd even hunt or trap rabbits, rodents and varmints for food, so wearing the skins is okay, but fur from animals people don't usually eat squicks me out. If you want me to buy your fur tell me it's from possums you hunted or trapped in a net and killed with a head shot, even if you fed the meat to your dogs or swine instead of eating it yourself.

And I see nothing really wrong with euthanising an animal, even a shelter animal, especially if the alternative is keeping it locked up in a little shelter cage all its life; then too I'd prefer humans were euthanised instead of kept in prisons for extended periods. (But zoos are permissible, so maybe if felons were treated more like zoo animals...) And once you've killed an animal or human because it's ill or unwanted you might as well eat it or feed it to other animals or humans. And theoretically I might even wear a convict skin jacket. ("Guaranteed 100% baby raper!")

So you could call me more or less "moderate," I guess.

But PETA... As previously noted I'm in favor of treating animals (and people) humanely, but giving out the damn coats to poor folks is probably the only PETA stunt I can get behind. Some people can take a good cause and totally ruin it.
 
2013-12-19 12:44:09 PM  

The One True TheDavid: and I wear leather because it's probably from animals also raised for food.


Unless you're getting weird exotic leathers, that's exactly the case. The hide is a byproduct of your hamburger. But while I hate to agree with PETA on anything, the difference with fur is that those animals are harvested exclusively for their fur and the meat is the byproduct, often winding up in stuff like dog food. It's not the same as leather from a cow or pig.
 
2013-12-19 12:47:56 PM  
I usually hate PETA but I dont see this being hypocritical at all.
 
2013-12-19 01:00:12 PM  

Millennium: I'm forced to wonder: how many of these people will be murdered for those coats, not by people who want to wear them, but by people who want to sell them on the black market?



I am forced to wonder how many of the people getting these coats will just pawn them off for drug money.
 
2013-12-19 01:35:05 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: deadsanta: So, give a person who lives on the street among other desperate people an obvious and extremely valuable item... yeah, what could possibly go wrong?

You all have a real Hollywood influenced impression of poor people and how they live.


Really!  Would you please enlighten us then how homeless people live?
 
2013-12-19 04:51:23 PM  

Millennium: I'm forced to wonder: how many of these people will be murdered for those coats, not by people who want to wear them, but by people who want to sell them on the black market?



This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2013-12-19 09:16:49 PM  

Linux_Yes: Homeless???   in America, the 'greatest country on earth'???

damn liberal liars!


Of course there are. How do you think Obama got elected?
 
2013-12-20 10:26:39 AM  
FoxEWolf:

I am forced to wonder how many of the people getting these coats will just pawn them off for drug money.

I am forced to wonder WTF you people have against the very poor.

Warm coats in winter are very important, and as these are hardly the sort of thing clothing banks usually have to give out they have the additional value of rarity. I can picture people being afraid to wear them in the rain because they might get ruined, for example.

Remarks like yours illustrate bigotry addling the brain.
 
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