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Old 01-02-04, 05:00 AM
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The PETA folks are SICK!

I guess it isn't too unusual for people to go over the top when it comes to issues are important to them, but sometimes they go to far and hurt other people.

Did you hear about what the "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" activist group did recently? It is so bizarre that I couldn't believe it, so I checked their website where they proudly detail their madness.

Apparently, they printed some frightening and grotesque comic book with a mother stabbing a bloody rabbit with a huge bowie knife with the bold title "Your Mother Kills Animals".

This was distributed to children as they stood in line to see the Nutcracker. I have attached the comic book jacket which is disturbing enough. Inside, there is a pic of a skinned carcass - head and all. Very very disturbing. From PETA's website:

PETA activists - including cuddly, costumed raccoons and foxes - are making guest appearances outside performances of The Nutcracker across the country this holiday season with a cheeky message of compassion. As children arrive to see the "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy," some will be unaware that their mothers are already starring in a real-life horror story! PETA will be there to greet any fur-clad moms and their children with their newest anti-fur leaflet-PETA Comics presents..."Your Mommy Kills Animals!"

Accompanied by graphic photographs of skinned carcasses and animals languishing on fur farms,"


I heard about how some animal-rights activists have done stupid things that ended up hurting animals and people, but I just chalked those actions up as stupid things done by misguided, but well-intended people.

Animal lovers or not, the PETA folks have proven themselves nuts in my book. My charity donations will be finding another home.

Distributing this kind of thing to children in hopes of frightening and shocking them and ultimately dimenting the child's perseptions of their parents is sick.
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Old 01-02-04, 05:14 AM
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Awful! These people are so blinkered and single minded toward their chosen activity they become blinded to the total sensitivity of a rashnel vewpoint...
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Old 01-02-04, 07:02 AM
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Rabbits may be "differently genomed", but why should we discriminate against them?
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Old 01-02-04, 09:01 AM
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PETA pushes away people who would otherwise contribute to the cause with antics like these.
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Old 01-02-04, 10:11 AM
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Incredibly unimpressive.
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Funny! I just bought a new fur jacket. The first day I wore it, I had a PETA guy come up and tell me that I was a murderer and that I should be skinned alive like the minks that I was wearing were.

I just laughed in his face and said too bad for them and just for that, I will buy 2 more fur coats!!!

He wasn't amused.
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Old 01-02-04, 12:20 PM
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Peta does things their own way, which may be crossing the line for many people. Just remember that there are many other animal rights organizations out there that work in a calmer manner that many would find more respectable. I understand why Peta feels they need to go to these extremes to get the message across, but I also understand why it pushes people away that would otherwise be willing to listen.
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Old 01-02-04, 01:38 PM
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I think PETA would do better trying to educate people
(and especially kids) rather than shocking them.
I can understand the sentiments/beliefs but not the
way they go about getting the message across.
For me, its like is cursing when presenting an argument, you draw attention to the words, not the point.

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Old 01-02-04, 02:10 PM
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Although I don't care fore PETA (but I do like Pita bread), they are no different than any other company out there. A wrong doesn't make a right, but the tobacco companies are going after children and so is gangster rap.

Well, now that I put it that way, they ARE pretty sick.
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Old 01-02-04, 03:14 PM
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I used to work near what Bill O'reilly calls a PETA Pinhead. This guy couldn't shut up. Wore a leather belt and leather shoes, though.

I finally got sick of hearing him jaw, so I wandered over to his cubicle and said I belonged, too. He said "PETA?" with a huge smile, thinking he had found an ally. I said, yup. I think People Eating Tasty Animals is a great organization.

He got so steamed I thought he was going to punch me. Then I asked him how many cows had to die for his shoes and belt. He just sputtered. At least he shut up for a while. But, until he left, we all called him Cowfoot Boy.
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Old 01-02-04, 03:48 PM
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Animal rights=Good and Necessary.

PETA=plastic clothed dweebs who continually ruin their crusade by going too far too often.
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Old 01-02-04, 03:49 PM
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"we all called him Cowfoot Boy."

LOL
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Old 01-03-04, 01:01 AM
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Yup, them thar PETA people done give my bossman a heap of trouble come back 3 or 4 years ago.
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You could always join this PETA if you are not already a member.

I have been a member my entire life

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Old 01-03-04, 02:37 PM
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"Animal lovers or not, the PETA folks have proven themselves nuts in my book. My charity donations will be finding another home."

Mike. Didn't you know that PETA is a hardcore group all this time? You should really do more research before you donate hard earned money.
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Old 01-03-04, 02:38 PM
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also "sick" or not this is a bicycle forum and we're talking about PETA sounds like they got exactly what they wanted
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Old 01-03-04, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by stickerguy
"Mike. Didn't you know that PETA is a hardcore group all this time? You should really do more research before you donate hard earned money.
You are correct, sir.
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Old 01-03-04, 03:28 PM
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EWWWWW!!!thats gross!
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Great pic. but what ever happened to the good old rabbit punch to despatch a rabbit to the potroast
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Yep, this is an example of people who do more harm than good for their cause. When extreme measures like these are taken, it discredits a worthy cause and creates a negative impression of all animal rights activists. I suspect they do it because it gets media attention. Sadly, our media feeds on sensational stories and a less extreme demonstration probably wouldn't receive any coverage.
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To shock someone is to get their attention. NRA does it for gun owners, EarthFirst! and ELF do it for the enviromental crowd and PETA does it for animal activist. These organizations have done their job as we and the media are talking about them. Right or wrong, they get their point across.

As minorities (cyclists) we should know that sometimes you have to go to an extreme to prove what you believe in.
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But rabit is so tasty!
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So many people are so apathetic when it comes to animal rights that education by force and exposure to shocking imagery is the only why to get the message across to the callous masses. Pamphlets showing disturbing images are not new. The only reason this one has made news is because we are lead to believe that the target audience is children, which is all the more outrageous and effective. Some people have no empathy for animals beyond the family pet. It's sad as these are the folks who label PETA as over the top radicals. I see PETA as people who are passionate about animal welfare. Spreading the message about animal cruelty is just one of the jobs, probably the most difficult job. If that pamphlet affects only a handful of people to consider the suffering that an animal has endured to clothe or provide you sustanence then it has done it's job. Wearing fur or leather and eating meat does not have to be incompatible with the message of animal rights. As a consumer you can make an informed purchase with a little research. There are companies that treat animals with respect as living creatures, capable of feeling pain and suffering. This is where I diverge from PETA's message of complete abstinence from animal products. But it generally takes some form of education to enlighten us consumers to the atrocities commited in many fur farms and meat processing plants and convince us that a little effort on our part can make a difference. Here's a video of a fur farm from the website www.furisdead.com which also has a link to the entire pamphlet which I was curious to look at. By the way I'm not a PETA member or a big animal rights advocate, but I do try to do what I can as a consumer.
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Old 01-08-04, 03:23 PM
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If someone handed that to my son, I would've leaned over to him (my son) and said, "now son, this is when Daddy losses his temper and punches someone!".

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Is this any different than the stuff that the right-to-lifers hand out?
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