Wednesday, June 03, 2009

PETA defines "pro-life" and "pro-choice"

Oh, how we all love to hate PETA. Um, no – how we all plain hate PETA, rather. Their insanely hypocritical, disingenuous and morally-corrupted actions and goals have long-since pushed away the very vast majority of individuals who might've one day joined them in their misguided efforts to protect innocent animal life. Here's just yet another example of their insufferable self-righteousness and grotesque opportunism: they're setting up billboards in Wichita, Kansas, spreading their message of vegetarianism[1].

Three guesses why.

WICHITA - A national animal rights group plans to erect billboards in Wichita urging people on both sides of the abortion debate to go vegetarian.

One version of the billboard says, "Pro-Life? Go Vegetarian." The other says, "Pro-Choice? Choose Vegetarian." Both feature a photo of three baby chicks.

Lindsay Rajt, campaign manager for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the billboards were prompted by the recent shooting death of abortion doctor George Tiller, who was killed Sunday at his church.

"The discussion of the value of life is front and center right now in the public conversation," Rajt said.

"We think we would be irresponsible if we don't talk about how we're all guilty of extreme cruelty to animals every time we sit down to a meal that includes meat."

So merely eating meat (and, dare I say, enjoying it) makes us omnivorous humans "guilty of extreme cruelty to animals". Never mind that we don't condone, or often are even aware of, the few isolated incidents of actual animal cruelty in slaughterhouses. Never mind that most of us meat-eaters – as with humans in general – either like or love animals and take their well-being to heart. Nah ... just because some few slaughterhouses are less-than-humane, ANYONE who eats meat, at all, is a massive hypocrite and guilty of cruelty on par with the shit dealt in Abu Ghraib or something.


Leave it to PETA to take a tragedy like Dr. Tiller's murder, twist all meaning out of it, and plaster their message over it for advertising value. Heartless bastards.

But then, is it really that hard not to be surprised at these sorts of tactics? Hell, this is rather "lite" compared to some of their more heavy-handed methods, such as drenching people wearing fur coats in bucketloads of blood, dumping a tonne of horse shit on a private property in retaliation for horse-meat eating and distribution, and so forth. But of course, one only needs to remember their track record of killing somewhere near 90% of all the animals in their care, most of which are perfectly viable for adoption into loving homes, to realize how PETA simply has zero, zip, nada credibility in anything they do or say at all. Them's the breaks, for hypocrites.

[1] I still stand by my view that anyone who actually enjoys the tastes of tofu, rice cakes and the likes should have their taste buds declared legally insane.


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