PETA wants to advertise vegan message on border fenceThe billboards, in English and Spanish, would offer the caution: "If the Border Patrol Doesn't Get You, the Chicken and Burgers Will - Go Vegan."
"We think that Mexicans and other immigrants should be warned if they cross into the U.S. they are putting their health at risk by leaving behind a healthier, staple diet of corn tortillas, beans, rice, fruits and vegetables," said Lindsay Rajt, assistant manager of PETA's vegan campaigns.
PETA says its billboards would picture "fit and trim" Mexicans in their own country, where their diet is more in line with the group's mission. Another image on the sign would portray obese American children and adults "gorging on meaty, fat- and cholesterol-packed American food."
I am trying to come up with some witty rant to put here, but it's hard to make PETA look dumber than they make themselves look. Everything they say is the dumbest thing they've ever said, until the next time they open their mouths.
I wonder if they think people who just barely scrape by on rice and various grains in other areas of the world are living it up too? I wonder if they realize the reason they don't eat steak dinners is because they can't afford it, which is why they are coming in the first place. I mean really the billboard may as well say "America: We're a little too prosperous. Turn back before it gets you too."
How about we start a program where we swap PETA members for mexicans?
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|Scott - Resident Tech Support|
Weren't two of the three salmonila outbreaks over the past 18 months (tomatos and jalapinos) pinpointed to have Mexican origins?
The thing that upsets me the most about this is the people who already hate PETA the most tend to lump anyone with a slant towards animal rights as being as fanatical as PETA. This just makes it even worse for those who aren't lunes, but still care for animals being treated humanely.
|Jeremy - 9133 Posts|
I really don't think that's true. There are a lot of animal groups out there doing good work. The Humane Society, the ASPCA, etc. It's gotten to the point where there are so many prominent organizations out there that a big reason for being a member of PETA specifically is to make a statement beyond "I care about the well being of animals."
PETA has, on numerous occasions, compared killing animals to killing people, including comparing pictures of a slaughterhouse to pictures of the Holocaust with the implication that there's no difference there. If you want to chastise anyone for painting everyone with one brush I think you should aim your anger toward the people who think everyone who eats a hamburger is a murder. Or how about the group that protests at Humane Society locations because they put animals down there, despite the fact that no one puts more of their animals to sleep than PETA. In 2006 97% of the animals PETA took in for adoption were put to sleep. In 2007 it was 90%. The Humane Society's rate in 2006 was 35%.
They believe that no one should have pets. We should all keep the pets we have, because they wouldn't survive without us, but future pets shouldn't be allowed. Of course the natural progression here would be that PETA actually wants the 100's of species of animals bred to be pets to go extinct.
You don't have to be in an animal rights organization to be upset by outward cruelty to animals. It doesn't really imply anything about you to feel that way. I assume MOST people feel that way. One of the big signs that you're on your way to being a serial killer is that you're willing to be cruel, for the sake of being cruel, to animals.
|Jeremy screwed with this 3 times, last at 08/13/2008 12:35:58 pm|