Tuesday, October 17, 2006

PETA: they love animals, but hate humans

Oh no, here we go again - the animal loving People For The Ethical Treament Of Animals (PETA), the famous liberators of chickens and all things furry, the people who gave us the "Holocaust on Your Plate" campaign; have taken their nauseating political propaganda to new condescending heights. Except this time, PETA have gone too far, they have accused parents who feed their children meat of being nothing but child abusers.

I'd like to know how PETA gets off trying to equate loving parents with being akin to kiddie-fiddlers. It's an insult, and it's enough to turn someone like me into an animal hater. PETA tries to defend their highly dubious position by arguing that they are speaking on behalf of children - according to PETA, children;

"are inherently compassionate and interested in animals. They would be appalled to learn that each year in the United Kingdom, more than 900 million mammals and birds – and countless fish – are killed for food."

Oh really? Well, it soon doesn't take children too long to realise that premature death comes as a part of the territory of being a chicken, a pig or a fish. The truth is, PETA are indulging in the worse kind of animal-obsessed self-flagellation, they are actively putting the welfare of animals above the welfare of children, and above the needs of families for affordable meat.

PETA claims that chickens "are probably the most abused animals on the planet", well... I think they are certainly wrong about that one, that title should go to the men and women who have to wring chickens necks for a living.

13 Comments:

At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 3:10 PM, Blogger max said...

Affordable meat?
As opposed to...unaffordable?
In analogy to...affordable housing?
I spot a problem in your thinking here.
Housing is a primary necessity, eating fried chicken isn't.
Do you think that it should be a commendable activity that of raising animals in appalling conditions so that a market based on their meat as a low-cost (but still yealding profit) commodity can be provided to the townly masses.
I prefer meat that has value, taste, is nutricious and is raised in a decent way.
I have experience of country life and know of the bond that often farmers develop with their animals, especially pigs. They kill them and eat them nevertheless, but this doesn't make an argument for the inhuman reality of modern day "meat-raising", because I don't dare call that farming.
Meat has value, should have its adequate price.
I really cannot see the argument for "affordable" meat.

 
At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meat for me, but not for thee is it Max?

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger The Intolerant One said...

Here we go again with these "Loons".

I am curious how Mr. Protestor for the "well being" and "health" of animals is going to be able to lift that cigarette to his face with a mask on during break time.

"they have accused parents who feed their children meat of being nothing but child abusers."

Did they make this statement before or after they were done with their "pro-choice" rally? And the abusers are who?....

"I'd like to know how PETA gets off trying to equate loving parents with being akin to kiddie-fiddlers. "

If the boneheads from PETA are going to "establish" just what good parenting is then I hope they are also up to the challenge of heading into the wild/territory of those they vehemently defend (animal kingdom) to wag their fingers and tell them not to kill, rape, or mutilate their young.

They especially need to clamp down on those intolerable lions. I hear they eat meat too!

"PETA tries to defend their highly dubious position by arguing that they are speaking on behalf of children"

Riiiiggghhtt. And how many of these university wick pricks actually have children? That is like a lesbian feminist without children writing a book on how I should be a father to my children.

Ya know, I was going to indulge in a steak this weekend but after reading this..I think I'll cook the whole cow :)

What a bunch of morons.

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger The Intolerant One said...

Here we go again with these "Loons".

I am curious how Mr. Protestor for the "well being" and "health" of animals is going to be able to lift that cigarette to his face with a mask on during break time.

"they have accused parents who feed their children meat of being nothing but child abusers."

Did they make this statement before or after they were done with their "pro-choice" rally? And the abusers are who?....

"I'd like to know how PETA gets off trying to equate loving parents with being akin to kiddie-fiddlers. "

If the boneheads from PETA are going to "establish" just what good parenting is then I hope they are also up to the challenge of heading into the wild/territory of those they vehemently defend (animal kingdom) to wag their fingers and tell them not to kill, rape, or mutilate their young.

They especially need to clamp down on those intolerable lions. I hear they eat meat too!

"PETA tries to defend their highly dubious position by arguing that they are speaking on behalf of children"

Riiiiggghhtt. And how many of these university wick pricks actually have children? That is like a lesbian feminist without children writing a book on how I should be a father to my children.

Ya know, I was going to indulge in a steak this weekend but after reading this..I think I'll cook the whole cow :)

What a bunch of morons.

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger The Intolerant One said...

Sorry Courtney, I published twice as I believe my first comment went thru as "anonymous"

 
At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Lucyp said...

As a vegetarian and proud member of PETA, i agree that the particular sentence in question is offensive. Although i fully endorse the rest of the article and regard eating meat as wrong, i do not condemn people who do. It is personal choice.

 
At 8:11 PM, Blogger max said...

Yes, if "thee" thinks that meat is cheap.
Meat for who wants to pay the price and I think that many farmers share this view.
And I emphasize farmers as opposed to operators of the meat industry.
Affordable meat is really quite far down my list of the things that a fair society should strive for.
Animal welfare reflects on the quality of the meat - a happy pig is a tasty pig - as to the welfare of consumers.
The fact that in our society there's even people that bleeches rotten chickens and sells them on and that those that eats them don't even know the difference until the doctor tells them that they cought some horrible disease is for me quite some evidence of this.

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger Courtney Hamilton said...

Max,

The real question for me isn't 'how do we get affordable meat'? The question is 'are parents who give their kids meat child abusers?'

I don't think loving parents who give their kids fish-fingers, hamburgers, or even a turkey twizzler to eat, can be equated with pedophiles or child molesters, can they?

To me, that's simply unthinkable - but PETA seems to be thinking just that. So, do you agree with PETA's sentiments Max? Are parents who feed their kids meat no better than those people we send to prison for molesting children?

Do you not think that PETA might have gone a bit too far this time?

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger max said...

Peta has been very in your face with this statement and that was probably the intention, so that we can all speak about it as we do.

As a wide brush statement it is wrong but there is a true etical issue at its basis and it is about how we raise our kids and if we want the next generation to have a better diet than ours.

Personally I am a meat eater that tries to have a vegetarian diet but is not strong enough to keep it going consistently.
For me there are two reasons for avoiding meat. The first is that it's good for my body. The second is that I don't want a bigger share of responsibility in the brutal meat industry. When I eat meat I eat only organic meat in the hope that the animal was treated better than the industry's standard and when cooking I do feel a bit of guilt but it all disappear by dinner time.
I also have a 10 months old baby and she never tasted meat in any form. Me and my wife are in the process of deciding what to do with our diets and we don't want to have double standards with us eating meat and the baby not being allowed to do so.

As for your concern for the affordability of meat I don't think that the problem exists, an organic chicken costs about two hours of minimum wage. Isn't that cheap?
The problem is that many people thinks that it's their right to stuff their faces with meat day in and day out even when they cannot afford it.
That's when Turkey twizzlers come into the picture.
Turkey twizzlers they are a grottesque metaphore of the commodification of animals and are unealthy unneccessary products that shrwed marketing techniques have managed to shovel down the throats of our kids using the ignorance of their parents as a funnel.
Those parents are not child abusers but could do much better.

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger max said...

Sorry, I had misread, I see that you too are not too concerned with affordable meat.

 
At 1:50 PM, Blogger Mark said...

In their home state they are known as People Embarassing the Tidewater Area, after the area inhich they are based.

 
At 5:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Intolerant One! Why don't you quit your bitching about PETA and leave it alone? sure, I may not agree with everything about it. But it sure has a point.

You hate PETA for being intolerant yet you call yourself intolerant. Shame on you!

 

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