Wednesday, May 17, 2006

PETA

There are things, believe it or not, that make me more angry that commercials. Now, I know you find that hard to believe, but its true. One of those things is organized religion. Another is the rap "culture". Yet another is giggly teenage girls. However, today I will not piss and moan about these things. No, today I slander another thing.
PETA.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not some baby duck slaughtering mad man. I kinda dig animals, it I truely ache to see them treated unfairly, however, like most extremist organizations, PETA goes too far.
Lets take, for example, some of the things PETA believes. This is something I pulled directly from the FAQ section of thier website.

"There are very serious problems in the world that deserve our attention, and cruelty to animals is one of them. We should try to alleviate suffering wherever we can. Helping animals is not any more or less important than helping human beings—they are both important. Animal suffering and human suffering are interconnected."

Animals are not less important that humans? Are you serious?
People are, in all scenarios, more important than animals. If PETA truely wanted to relieve suffering, why not use thier massive amounts of recources to help the millions starving in Africa, or even the huge amounts of poverty here?
By helping animals instead of humans, PETA is implying, quite heavily, that they believe animals are more important than humans. Saying that they don't is laying it on a little thick, don't you think?
And what does PETA think about ALF, the Animal Liberation Front, which causes a great deal of damage to science labs in terrorist acts?

"The ALF, which is simply the name adopted by people who act illegally in behalf of animal rights, breaks inanimate objects such as stereotaxic devices and decapitators in order to save lives. ALF members burn empty buildings in which animals are tortured and killed. ALF “raids” have given us proof of horrific cruelty that would not have otherwise been discovered or believed and have resulted in criminal charges’ being filed against laboratories for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Often, ALF raids have been followed by widespread scientific condemnation of the practices occurring in the targeted labs, and some abusive laboratories have been permanently shut down as a result."

Also, "PETA paid $70,200 to an Animal Liberation Front (ALF) activist convicted of burning down a Michigan State University research laboratory."

Maybe it's me. Maybe I'm biased, but doesn't this make it sound like PETA is condoning this behavior? Doesn't it sound to you like they are in support of such behavior, as long as it means animals don't come to harm? And what exactly does PETA mean when they say "horrific cruelty?"
PETA defines their goal as "total animal liberation" which means: "no meat, no milk, no zoos, no circuses, no wool, no leather, no hunting, no fishing, and no pets (not even seeing-eye dogs). PETA is also against all medical research that requires the use of animals."
No seeing eye dogs? No pets? No medical research? Really?
What is the medical research could greatly benifit mankind? What if it could cure AIDS?

"PETA president Ingrid Newkirk has said that 'even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we would be against it.'"

I find it difficult to believe that peope can hold animals in such a high regard. Save a few hundred animals and in doing sarcrafice countless AIDs victims, including children? How is this organization allowed to operate? Is anyone else disgusted?
Not only does PETA support terrorist organizations and oppose even beneficial uses of animals, they also attempt to sway children as young as six to really behind thier cause, without notifying the children's parents, usually with literature that is graphic and accusational to the child's own parents.
Allow me to reiterate: I am not pro-animal cruelty. I would glady help people get better conditions for farm animals, better treatments on ranches, and I believe that animal cruelty should be punished. However, PETA's methods and beliefs are too extreme to be good. Just because you oppose something evil doesn't make you good.
However, don't take my word for it. Check out PETA's website for more information, and also be sure to take a gander at PETA kills animals for the other side of the arguement. All quotes and statistics were taken from these two sites.

3 Comments:

Blogger Hoff Man said...

Eh, sacrificing all AIDS victims would be a better way of getting rid of the problem. Chances are it would come back, but another round of genocide could easily solve that problem. Also, some animals just aren't needed. Like the hippo, what has the hippo done for man other then inspire an awesome game? Well, I gotta take back my hate for the hippo, hungry hungry hippos did rock. But the turkey, there is a truly useless animal. All it is good for is lowsy meat. I could live without turkey, it's crap. Also, dolphins, we can't eat them for some reason, but they can polute our water with their flipper like antics killing sharks. Sharks that are just trying to make a living killing helpless fish. Is this just? I think not, I call for the slaughter of dolphins and turkeys. I say we show them what we showed the dodo. Swift brutal killing. Make them think twice before they kill a fucking shark. Or make that stupid fucking gobble noise. Also, these animals make lame noises. That alone should be enough to kill them off. Now, I don't think humans could handle the job of killing the dolphins. So I propose we train killer whales to become dolphin killers. We let them loose, they're bigger then dolphins. They're stronger then dolphins. They are probably smarter then those slimy bastards. They have gotta be faster, but probably not as agile. Moral of the story, they are built to destroy dolphins. A dolphin can't be much more different then a seal. Killer whales fuck up seals, and seals have the advantage of going on land! Now for the turkeys, I say we go with polar bears. Another awesome animal that just wants to kill. Why aren't they called killer bears? I propose we rename polar bears to killer bears. Maybe they won't be looked at as nice fuzzy bears if they're called killer bears. Put 1 killer bear and 3,000 turkeys in a cage and watch the massacre. That is how I feel about animals, thank you for your time.

May 17, 2006  
Blogger Headline Blankets said...

The only part of that i liked was the bit between "eh" and "time"

May 18, 2006  
Blogger Mephistopheles said...

see, i just hate peta period. always have, always will.

hey tyler, im not doing anything next friday... wanna go to vegas and uh... ya know... chapel de elvis

May 21, 2006  

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