PETA is demanding you do one thing to your dog that will leave you seeing red

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Planning to feed a vegan in your family or friend group can be a genuine inconvenience.

Listening to a vegan lecture you about your juicy hamburger or crispy chicken wings is downright annoying.

And now, PETA is demanding you do one thing to your dog that will leave you seeing red.

PETA’s uncomfortable relationship with pets

You know that vegans and anti-human “animal rights activists” love disturbing meat-eaters in the middle of devouring their favorite cut of beef, pork or poultry.

In fact, they don’t think twice about walking right into a steakhouse, causing a scene and turning all the patrons’ stomachs.

They’ve even tried to ambush Nathan’s annual Hot Dog Eating Contest.

However, as you can see below, 16-time Hot Dog Eating Contest Champion Joey Chestnut had other ideas.

But on top of believing that the food chain is something humans are somehow separate from, PETA doesn’t believe you should be allowed to keep any pets either.

PETA co-founder Ingrid Newkirk believes pet ownership is “an abysmal situation,” as she told Harper’s in 1988.

“If people want toys, they should buy inanimate objects,” Newkirk told Animals magazine in 1993. “If they want companionship, they should seek it with their own kind.”

“In the end, I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether,” she also told Newsweek in 1988.

PETA would literally rather kill animals than have them be beloved pets.

A group called “PETA Kills Animals” obtained records, thanks to Virginia sunshine laws, that proved PETA animal shelters killed more than 2,000 dogs and cats in 2022 alone.

And the documents further showed PETA has murdered more than 47,000 animals since 1998.

“We’re here, we’re vegan, and we’re coming for your dogs”

Now, to be fair, not all vegans are animal rights extremists.

But most animal rights extremists are vegans.

And those vegans now want to tell you what you can and can’t feed your four-legged family members.

Vet Times, an animal rights activist website based in the United Kingdom, recently published a piece propping up a haphazard study they claim finds that a vegan diet is best for dogs.

“A new study of dogs that ‘thrive’ on a vegan diet, including some with recorded health improvements, is a step towards more sustainable pet feeding plans, its authors claim,” Vet Times wrote on X.

If you think about wild dogs, or your furry-pawed pet’s favorite snacks of meats, cheeses and peanut butter – that doesn’t really pass the smell test.

And as Judge Judy would say, “if something doesn’t make sense to me, it probably isn’t true.”

With that in mind, this study needs a deeper dive.

Propaganda disguised as science

The first problem with the propaganda disguised as a so-called “study” is the sample size.

“A total of 15 participating dogs were fed a commercially available plant-based diet containing pea protein for a year, having been served meat-based alternatives for at least the same length of time before that,” Vet Times reported.

Translation: they took a small number of dogs and virtually starved them.

The next problem is what the researchers define as “thriving.”

“The analysis found 12 of them had maintained a normal body condition score during the research period, while three that were either overweight or obese when they enrolled reduced theirs,” Vet Times reported.

If a dog is fat, and you don’t feed it, it will lose weight – that works for humans and all other living creatures, as well.

But that doesn’t mean it’s a healthy lifestyle, and it certainly doesn’t mean the dog is “thriving.”

In fact, in some jurisdictions, doing that to a dog can get you locked up for animal abuse.

The third problem came when the researchers took the experiment out of a vacuum and tipped the scales.

“Vitamin D levels were normalised (UK spelling) during the study period, after seven of the dogs initially presented with insufficient levels, while increased presence of L-taurine and L-carnitine was also recorded.” Vet Times reported.

In other words, the vegan diet was not getting the dogs enough essential vitamins, so pooches were provided with supplements.

That doesn’t read like a success – it reads like an admission of failure.

Should dogs be given vegan diets?