I got this from here . As a vegan who supports animal rights I do not support this image. This was supposed to be used in a Poe house or Poe museum or something related to Poe.
Now, not only is PETA trampling on the rights of women with their sexist lettuce lady campaign, they make Poe fans everywhere look all shaky and epileptic. PETA is so fucking narrow minded on how to get people to change diets they use the most absurd, laughable strategies imaginable. It doesn’t make them look like an animal rights group, it makes them look like a bunch of clowns. The kind of clowns where they get trampled by bulls in a rodeo. It’s not pretty to look at. It’s just fucking sad and fucking pathetic.
Anyway, people SHOULD go vegetarian, but they should use their own good, goddamned common sense than PETA. Sometimes I wonder if PETA is funded by people who are AGAINST animal rights, because it makes vegetarians and vegans everywhere look fool hearty and idiotic. I do not want to be associated with such a group.
An Open Letter to PETA
This morning I was reading my news like I usually do and I read that you are starting a new campaign. This campaign will combine pornography and animal rights abuses under a triple .xxx domain website.I understand that the logical behind this reasoning is to tap into a new audience that may not necessarily see the importance of animal rights.
Are you fucking serious?
The exploitation of animals is no laughing matter, but with this new campaign you make vegetarians, vegans, and animal rights advocates, looking like a bunch of fucking clowns. CLOWNS.
You know who you should read? Carol J. Adams. She wrote this great book called “The Sexual Politics of Meat” and she examines, through a eco-feminist lens, how misogyny and meat-eating go hand in hand. She even made a great blog post about your “sexy” ad campaign, and how sex doesn’t need to be used to advocate for animals.
I also actually have a cousin who is involved with PETA, and we got in this discussion about the use of sex in advertising campaigns. I told her that animal rights shouldn’t come at the cost of human rights. You can’t exploit women’s bodies to gain awareness on animal rights. You’re not going to change anyone’s minds about their diet. You have changed my mind, and that of other than my own and the countless other activists, who think y’all have gone beyond a fucking joke to being a parody of yourself.
A Center of Consumer Freedom spokesman said this: “They don’t seem to be changing the debate anymore, I think in large part because people are writing them off as whack jobs.”
Indeed. Only whack jobs would find the appropriateness of placing porn and animal abuse videos side by side. If you don’t understand the mindlessness of that, then you don’t have any right defending animals.
Controversial Ad Campaign of the Day: PETA is stirring up controversy (so what else is new, amirite?) with a new veganism campaign that pokes fun at the victim of recent shark attack.
21-year-old CJ Wickersham took a serious shark bite to his left thigh while spearfishing off Anna Maria Island. PETA’s response: “Payback is hell.”
“It may be an unusual way to get the message across,” PETA rep. Ashely Byrne said, “but I think it will cause people to be more sensitive towards fish.” Byrne added that PETA is glad Wickersham “is going to be alright,” but hopes his injury will cause anglers “to rethink fishing.”
At least one community is refusing to display what one fisherman called “PETA’s typical propaganda” — Anna Maria Island. “We have no billboards in the city, and we do not allow advertising on our trolley benches,” said Mayor Michael Selby.
PETA can FOAD.