It’s been a while since I have posted a good PETA Watch article. But, as I was looking for something good to post about today, I came across this article, which addresses one of PETA’s campaigns–one that is being used in or around schools, targeting young children!
It seems that it is now acceptable for PETA to portray hunting, fishing or trapping parents as murderers to their children, when those same parents are not present to either defend themselves, or to show the irrationality of the incessant babbling of the PETA representatives. I don’t know about you all, but I find this both offensive, and irresponsible. I think the author of the article I linked expresses the viewpoint of outdoorsmen pretty clearly. We are happy to allow people to have differing opinions, but those opinions need to be expressed in a reasonable way.
I found another website that you might like to take a look at as well: Target of Opportunity. I haven’t read most of the site, so this is not a blanket recommendation of it. However, there is a rather nice write upon PETA, and this campaign. The picture at the top of the post came from this site (which is one of the comic book covers that PETA is handing out!). You can click on the image and read the comic book in PDF format. You will be sickened by what you see there! Look around the page that is linked and you will find a very humorous picture that has been created to reflect PETA’s own killing principles.
I wonder how long it will really be before people catch on that PETA and their practices are not good, even for their own agenda? Which of their practices has really done anything to help their militant agenda? Splashing fur coats with paint? Protesting naked? Handing out comic books portraying a person as a psycho murderer? None of these things will bring about the change that they desire, because most people are far too rational to fall for the insane propaganda that they are spouting. I do fear, however, that young people who come from “non-hunting” families can be turned to “anti-hunters” by this type of nonsense.
What is the solution to this? Perhaps we need someone who is artistically inclined to publish something similar that actually paints the outdoor sports as they really are, instead of as these nuts paint them! Again, I am reminded of how valuable our blogging platform is, to put out truthful, and realistic information about our outdoors way of life!
EDIT: I just realized that I forgot to link the article at the beginning of the post. It is now linked if you want to take a look at it! Sorry about that!
PETA has now gone to the greatest extreme of protecting the “rights” of animals. They are upset by the newest campaign by Six Flags’ newest Halloween themed contest. Any customer willing to eat a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach will be allowed to jump the line.
A spokeswoman for the animal rights organization says the contest at the amusement park’s FrightFest is “gratuitously cruel.” Now, the question is: is this “gratuitously cruel” for the cockroach or for the people challenged to eat them? After all, this is a cockroach!
The good news here is that if PETA is busy fighting the cockroach eating at Six Flags, maybe they will be far away from my treestand come the middle of October. So, thanks to Six Flags, and whoever is willing to eat one of those nasty things to be able to get to the front of the lines there at the park.
By the way, Six Flags defends its choice of “menu”…”Amusement park officials are defending their menu choice. Great America spokesman Jim Taylor says the bugs are nutritious, high in protein and fat free.” Makes me want to get a whole plate full for supper tonight. How ’bout you?
Source: The Washington Post