I received a comment from Anonymous about my previous post, PETA Kills Animals!, stating that “the Center for Consumer Freedom is a front organization…(with) almost zero credibility”.
I do not dispute this. Everyone has an agenda and CCF definitely has one. The following quote is from their “About Us” section:
“The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit coalition of restaurants, food companies, and consumers working together to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices.”
“The Center for Consumer Freedom is supported by restaurants, food companies and more than 1,000 concerned individuals. From farm to fork, our friends and supporters include businesses, employees and consumers.”
Clearly, reading through their website, CCF is biased against animal-rights organizations, particularly those that try to force their own choices on the rest of the world through propaganda, lobbying, and sometimes through violence.
I am also biased against those same organizations, so perhaps I’m a little more willing to use information from CCF’s website. I’m biased against an organization whose stated objective is to end all pet ownership and that supports, and lobbies for, legislation that automatically kills dogs because of the way they look.
That said, having been dealing with “pit bull” mania for years, I know how easy it is for anyone to twist facts and figures to suit their particular purpose and CCF might be no different in that regard.
Perhaps the most important point to remember, regardless of the source on the Internet, is that the documents and statistics shown on the petakillsanimals.com website are from actual documents provided by PETA themselves to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for the years 1998 through 2004.
Take away any hyperbole and propaganda from either side. Ignore, for the moment, the bias that may or may not be spread throughout the CCF website. Look only at the documents provided by PETA themselves. Those documents speak loudly enough.