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PETA Talks Dogs

10/17/2007 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ contacted PETA to get their expert opinion on the whole Ellen vs. Mutts and Moms ordeal, and the animal protection group is standing by Ellen!
Ellen n Iggy
PETA said, "At a time when so many people in Hollywood, like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, are making impetuous "pet" purchases, PETA commends Ellen for adopting a homeless animal from a shelter rather than buying a dog. Every animal purchased from a pet store is a virtual death sentence for an animal desperately waiting in a shelter for a home."

Although PETA doesn't fully side with Ellen, they do think that Ellen had only the best of intentions. "We know that Ellen was trying to do the right thing in finding the dog a new home. She just missed a step in neglecting to contact the agency first. We hope that if the new home she arranged turns out to be as good as she thought, the agency will allow the family to take the dog back. PETA does think that Mutts & Moms' policies of doing home checks and not allowing people to transfer animals to others are good rules that protect the animals. Ellen was just trying to do the right thing -- she is a huge animal lover -- and surely has learned from this experience." Even for a dog, that's a mouthful!




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Wow.... i was really impressed with Ellen D for caring SO MUCH! I love animals and I wouldn't cry like that about it! I am very impressed. I hope those little girls get their doggie back!

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. . . if this is in fact becoming a legal issue, why has Iggy been placed in a new adoptive home per ET Online news?

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The police in L.A. must not have any crime on their hands. What the heck were the police doing getting involved in a CIVIL matter. Moms and Nuts should have had to go to court to get the dog back, not dognap Iggy with the assistance of the LAPD.

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#29 - Matt Damon


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TMZ - Why in the world would you ask PETA what they think???.. They are flippin idiots...

32. Gee, I am sure no one from PETA has had their lives or a loved one's life saved from benefitting from lifesaving animal research.,,because THEY ARE AGAINST medical research using animals, research for AIDS, cancer, arthritis, SIDS, etc. etc. ... if you support them on their anti-fur campaign, then you are supporting them as a whole---then you should refuse to eat meat, refuse medical treatment, not wear leather, not ride horses, not own pets, not fish or hunt, not go to zoos etc etc because YOU ARE a hypocrite if you do any of these things.
Of course PETA constantly uses the ant-fur campaign, it is sexy, pornographic propaganda... and how fascinating to EXPLOIT mostly naked women to get people to look.. and how hilarious that it really isn't working anymore PETA, sure guys might look at the ads-but the message is lost... because I guarantee you they're scarfing down those quarter pounders with cheese and tossing the pigskin football and going fishing Sunday morning....
I feel sorry for people who are buying what PETA is selling, because it is a load of lies and hypocrisy... and god help you if you get sick and due to the delays(or cessation) in animal research caused by PETA and its fellow ilk, you suffer a long disabling illness and horrible death due to no cures or improvements in treatment and drugs.

Posted at 12:34PM on Oct 16th 2007 by Marc

2561 days ago

Democrats are evil    

I think all Dogs should live and that all the people freaks in San Francisco should be Euthanized. Dogs have more brains than all you freaks in that Gay town. The city where AIDS was born. Opps, sorry Ellen, are you from San Fran?

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This is all about the $$$$$. The "shelter" wanted the dog back if it didn't work out with Ellen so they could SELL it (oops, get a donation) for it again!

I've seen this practice before with dog breeders. They sell a dog. The new owner brings it back because it's psychotic. The breeder says, "No, it was you and your environment. No refund!"

Then they sell the dog to another unsuspecting person. It happens all the time.

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liz, fla    


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liz, fla    


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I can't believe that I am in agreement with PETA. One minor point of disagreement. While Ellen may have "borken the rules" many of these pet resuce agencies place so many barriers between the animals they are supposed to be helping and the people that want to adopt them that they defeat themselves. Not everyone is willing to release personal information and allow strangers into their home. Not everyone is willing to expend the ammount of time that some of these crackpots demmand to get a pet when they can just go out and buy one.

Let this whole situation be a cautionary tale for all of those other "adoption agencies" that thing they are doing the animals a good turn by being overly protective of their "children". The goal is to rescue animals and put them in good homes, not drive away the very people you need to make your mission a success.

As for all of you who are bringing Ellen's lifesyle into this debate, grow up. This not about Ellen sleepig with girls, this about an unethical business entering someone's home under false pretenses and stealing a young girls pet. I wonder how much Mutts and Moms is planning on selling "Ellen's dog" for now that they have stolen it from a child.

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Ms. Marina Baktis and Ms. Vanessa Checroon threatened to contact the MEDIA if the dog was not returned….well they got their MEDIA!!!!
How very sad that they choose this action ,If you ask me they saw their 15 minutes of fame when they saw Ellen and Portia come through their door .These stupid women (Baktis and Checroon)should be put on an animal ban and not be allowed to adopt out any animals ever again .Stupid fame whores ...

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Seems to me the owners of the agency are the real bitches

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When Ellen took possesion of the dog, did it not become her property? Don't get me wrong, I consider my pets (both rescued)as being my fur babies, but our justice system does not look at our animals as family. Pets in our American court system are viewed as property.Ellen payed a hefty fee, and left with her puppy. No contract was signed, but the agency let her leave with it, with the assumption that it was Ellens. It seems to me that Mutts & Moms are guilty of grand theft puppy. Bottom line, that puppy deserves a nice home. Apparently Ellen's cats were not accepting the new puppy. Instead of risking injury to the puppy, Ellen did the next best thing. She found the dog a loving home instead of returning it to a cage..or its possible premature death. Besides, whos
to say the Mutts & Moms place could have found a better home for the dog. Their first pick didn't turn out so well.

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How did they know the dog was not in Ellens's custody, but given away?

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