I hate PETA...
Thursday, December 08, 2005
I know that I have already covered this subject before, but I feel passionately about it.
To anyone who has seen the site Meat.org, let me say "I'm sorry." I'm sorry that you had to witness that tripe from a group of terrorist harbingers. I know that sounds like a harsh indictment, but its true.
PETA members are involved in direct action campaigns (read: terrorist activities) every year. The people that throw paint on fur coats and hand out comic books that say "Your Mommy kills animals" are terrorists.
Terrorism isn't necessarily about violence for the sake of violence. It is very direct and very controlled violence. It is violence with a purpose. Although the violence may be direct at one group of people, that group may not be the intended recipient of the terrorism. The violence is designed to instill fear in the rest of us.
The activities that I described earlier have one desired effect: to make people afraid of reprisals if they wear fur or animal products.
What's more is that these people want you to be vegetarians for moral reasons.
Here is a screenshot of PETA's goveg.com website. (Emphasis added).
Point 1:At the top of the page, Paul McCartney is quoted as saying
"If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That's the single most important thing you can do."
No, Paul, not eating meat will not save the planet. Nothing will save the planet. It is physically impossible to save the planet. The planet is very old and has gone through several climate changes already. Nothing the human race can do will "Save the planet." Why? Because the planet will adapt no matter what. That and time is on the side of the planet. As it was said on Fight Club "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero." You are not saving the planet, you are saving the humans.
Point 2:PETA is trying to claim that a vegetarian diet is the most humane diet there is. This rips that idea to shreds.
Point 3:While people like Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin, and Alicia Silverstone sit around and preach that we shoudl save the animals, thousands of people in America go hungry. Thousands of people don't have enough food to feed their families. All of the money and effort designed to get people to switch to "alternative diets" could be better spent on feeding the poor. I have no sympathy for a group who wastes money on trivial issues like whether people eat meat or not.
If you really want to help animals, join a respectable group like the A.S.P.C.A. (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Don't let PETA's shock tactics fool you.
Posted byJ. R. Guinness at 8:13 PM