Posts Tagged ‘PETA’
Quote of the day, on the issue of Madonna’s chinchilla-fur coat:
A spokeswoman for PETA said: “We encourage anyone who wears fur to watch videos of these animals being electrocuted, caught in traps, and skinned alive. Thousands of people, including Paris Hilton, have said that the videos changed their minds about wearing fur.
Sometimes, PETA makes itself such an easy target, that actually telling the joke is almost unfair…
The website www.petakillsanimals.com was promoted on a billboard that I walked by at least a dozen times this week while in New York. I admit, it worked, because it stuck in my head and I went to check it out.
The site is run by a group that seems to be a thinly-disguised cover for the meat industry. Despite this, it is actually good for a laugh. In particular, see the lawsuit fabricator game and the cartoons page.
Someone should let them know about International Eat an Animal for PETA Day.
Meryl has the scoop on the 3rd annual International Eat an Animal for PETA day:
In honor PETA’s continuing prevarications, and constant annoyance, we once again urge our readers to do what pisses them off the most: Eat meat on International Eat an Animal for PETA Day, March 15th.
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Remember, nothing says “Eff you, PETA” like a yummy cow dinner. Mm. Cow.
Of all the self-righteous annoying pains in the world, PETA are some of the worst. I will happily eat some sort of poultry on March 15th (which is a week from Tuesday), and I encourage you to do the same.
Never satisfied to merely be tasteless and shocking, PETA decided to cross the line to completely appalling a long time ago. Today, the group took its absolutely disgusting Holocaust on your plate campaign to the Montreal streets, where it would be as visible as possible to piss off as many people as possible.
The thing that gets me is not that they use shock to advertise. The marketer in me understands that. But what gets me is that they’re so goddamn self-righteous about it. Instead of admitting to being cynical media hounds, the PETA people want us to believe that they’re actually trying to accomplish some sort of noble cause.
I’ll be very happy to raise my fork to PETA the next time I eat meat.
Meryl has declared today the International Eat an Animal for PETA day. She started the day last year in response to PETA’s disgusting ad campaign comparing eating meat to the slaughter of six million Jews during the Holocaust. That’s low even for the nutbags at PETA and there’s been an overwhelming call to reprise the day this year.
I approve. I have nothing against vegetarians, but the wingnuts over at People Eating Tasty Animals (er, PETA) are the exception. Don’t want to eat meat? Fine. But shut up about it. PETA, on the other hand, is so obsessed with respect for animals that they have lost all respect for humans. Besides the aforementioned ad campaign, there was also the lovely incident where PETA decided that suicide bombings are OK as long as no donkeys are harmed, or the really classy tactic of telling children their mommy is an animal-killer for wearing fur, by approaching kids at performances of the Nutcracker and handing them flyers.
So I plan to go home after work and have a nice tasty chicken dinner in honour of IEAPD. ‘Course, I probably would’ve done that anyway. But somehow I think it’ll taste better, since I’ll know that it’s in honour of pissing off PETA.
PETA activists – including cuddly, costumed raccoons and foxes – are making guest appearances outside performances of The Nutcracker across the country this holiday season with a cheeky message of compassion. As children arrive to see the “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy,” some will be unaware that their mothers are already starring in a real-life horror story! PETA will be there to greet any fur-clad moms and their children with their newest anti-fur leaflet-PETA Comics presents…”Your Mommy Kills Animals!”
Kids will see the bloody truth behind their moms’ pretentious pelts. Accompanied by graphic photographs of skinned carcasses and animals languishing on fur farms, children will read: “Lots of wonderful foxes, raccoons, and other animals are kept by mean farmers who squish them into cages so small that they can hardly move. They never get to play or swim or have fun. All they can do is cry-just so your greedy mommy can have that fur coat to show off in when she walks the streets.”
I’m not a parent, but I can assure you that if I were and if someone tried to harass my kids in such a disgusting, manipulative way, I doubt any court would find me responsible for my actions.
If PETA activists are so concerned about the rights of animals, why don’t they direct a little of that concern at the species of mammal called the human being?
Michael Demmons has the latest on PETA’s disgusting tactics. PETA is using a poster that is comparing Jews in Nazi concentration camps to chickens served in a meal.
P.E.T.A. has gone WAY overboard. Again. It is absolutely one thing to campaign for the rights of animals. It is entirely fine – even noble to put yourself on the line to help those inhabitants of this planet who are unable to help themselves. But it is positively disgusting to use pictures of Jews in German concentration camps next to pictures of chickens in cages and say one is as bad as the other. I really don’t know what to say about this.
Frankly, neither do I.
Update: It seems the campaign’s creator is Jewish and claims his family lost members in the Holocaust. He also claims that the campaign is being funded by an “anonymous Jewish philanthropist”. I wish I could claim to be more surprised.
The Anti-Defamation League has denounced the campaign, by the way.
Two women, wearing only bikini briefs, skates and leopard-coloured body paint, braved -25 C wind chills Monday on the famous Rideau Canal to protest the fur fashion industry. The pair, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, covered up their freezing assets by holding up a banner reading: We’d Rather Bare Skin Than Wear Skin.
They said the use of fox, mink, raccoon and other animals for clothing is cruel and unnecessary.
I bet they wear leather shoes, though.