T. Boone Pickens. Never heard of the guy till I moved to OK. Some gazillionare that donates a shitload of money to Oklahoma State in Stillwater.
Now while Pickens seems kinda like a cliche Republican (oil man, Swift Boat contributor, hoarding water), evidently his wife is a PETA nutbar. Oh certainly shes done ‘good’ things– donated money to help pets stranded after Katrina, horse rescues– But Madeleine Pickens is causing OSUs vet school to be under lock-down right now due to bullshit shes been puking to the local media.
So the Pickens donate lots of money to OSU, right? Well Madeleine recently caused a ruckus by demanding none of the funds go to the OSU vet school because ‘they torture animals’:
Madeleine Pickens said in an exclusive interview with The Daily O’Collegian on Friday that she made the decision to move her $5 million donation from the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences after a veterinary student informed her of practices Pickens calls “barbaric.”
Pickens said she has learned the veterinary school buys dogs from breeders who have to follow less strict U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines; OSU then uses animals for surgical training procedures.
“Right now, when they buy these dogs, they bring them in, and they do a surgery, put them to sleep, do the surgery, wake them up, next day, put them to sleep again, maybe take out a kidney, wake them up again, put them to sleep again, maybe break a leg, fix it, wake them up again and then they kill them,” Pickens said. “That’s barbaric. That’s what you did years ago. Medicine has changed.”
I dont know what planet Maddy lives on, but here on Planet Earth, millions and millions of shelter animals are killed every year. Beautiful, loving creatures that just want a boy to run with, or a little girl to cover in kisses, an older person to snuggle with…
While local humane societies, shelters, and vets are doing what they can to curb pet over-population, these animals can either be killed and burned… or some good could come from their unfortunate deaths. A third year vet student could practice surgical techniques that will save someones best friends life.
And kids dont go through vet school because they love torturing family pets. I trust vet students more than anyone to value the lives of the animals they are using for training. To respect those animals sacrifice. To not waste a single creature. Not to prolong their suffering a second longer than necessary.
Yet Maddy is horrified that vet students… learn how to be vets at vet school. So horrified she felt it was necessary to lie to the press about what goes on at these
vet schools TORTURE FACTORIES. The students are rightly outraged:
“We don’t want them to suffer,” said Woodington, who said often, before euthanization, an animal is “spoiled” with a special treat, such as a cheeseburger. He said students become attached to the animals.
“It’s a very hard process for all of us,” he said.
Bonus #1: None of Pickens $$ was tagged for the vet school, so there were no funds to divert– this is strictly a publicity bitch move on Maddy-Mays part… that threatens the safety of students and faculty.
… Pickens’ gift made in December was to the university and was undesignated, so that “there was no gift to be taken back.”
I wonder if Maddy knows how many of the plastic surgeons who messed up her face practiced on animals? I wonder if she knows every batch of Botox is tested on animals?
We have a lot of idiots in Oklahoma.
But I didnt think we had this kind of idiot.
Woodington said students in the program know which student gave Pickens the information regarding the school’s methods. He said that student is a known animal rights activist.
The OSU vet students are better people than I. I would have outed this fucker in about 0.5 seconds.
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of Humane Society of the United States, commended Pickens for her decision in a blog released on the society’s Web site.