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12/20/2003 Archived Entry: "PETA is really evil"
PETA IS REALLY EVIL. The other day, I wrote about the unethical, bullying tactics of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Now JB sends a far worse example: PETA activists turning up at holiday performances of The Nutcracker, traumatizing children and trying to destroy families by giving kids flyers saying their fur-wearing mothers are killers.
The flyers even warn kids to keep the family kitties and puppies away from mom, since she might slaughter them.
What's the point of this? To help animals? I don't think so.
The most generous thing you could say is that this is an example of insensitive, uncaring spoiled-brattism. PETA is throwing one big whiny-baby tantrum and not caring how many innocent children get hit and hurt by its self-indulgent flailing. And to think that hundreds of thousands of genuine animal lovers are duped by PETA's clever PR face into supporting this sort of pure destructiveness ... shudder!
(FWIW, I believe we should stop killing animals solely for the sake of human vanity. Killing for pride or status is quite a different thing than killing to eat. Casual killing diminishes us. But this sure as hell isn't the way to reach that goal.)
Posted by Claire @ 09:30 AM CST