• Amilcar

    While this kind of humor can be funny for the lazy mind, it certainly insults everyone else’s intelligence. Most domestic animals could die in the wild, while most animals that are kept in zoos or aquariums, no matter how well taken care off, are denied a free life in their natural enviroment.
    There are animals that are really enslaved for advertisment, photography or filmmaking: those who could be set free.

    • Heath

      “Most domestic animals could die in the wild” First define “wild”. Second don’t spay and neuter your animal, cause there is no such thing as strays or animal instinct. 
      Perhaps you live in the city, but here just outside a major city, I see the same strays year after year. Maybe fed by a neighbor? perhaps, but all those dead mice and rabbits arn’t just the coy dogs..

  • Jin The Ninja

     peta is stupid (and misogynist and commericialised and ridiculous), but i agree ralph- their principle (main) is very commendable. it’s unfortunate that they maintain such inane positions and ad campaigns to support their so-called principle.

    their i don’t wear fur campaign is a total joke. most to of those celebs are seen wearing leather and fur soon after- it’s become a way for b-c listers to promote themselves (gag).

    their other thing which is vividly in my mind is their advocacy of lab-grown meat. i mean- that is abhorrent on so many levels. soylent green evil machinations abhorrent.

    i read a very interesting article that examined peta from a feminist lens, and they posited this conundrum,  why has peta-which has absolutely no problem throwing red paint on mostly older women who wear fur- never been seen throwing red paint on head to toe leather clad bikers? because in the end it’s easier for them to prey on women who are largely unable to retaliate than some burly biker-dude.

    this mentality is paralled in their ad campaigns- those that objectify and flagrantly sexualise women, and play to the popular culture of commercialised and disposable sexuality.

    i follow a macrobiotic diet- and rarely eat meat, and a lot of what i eat is vegan so of course i am sympathetic to what they are saying- but the truth is PETA alienated many people who would support them long ago, and their message is completely distorted and mis-aligned.

  • http://twitter.com/bigstupidsmile adam

    As a many many many year vegan, PETA makes me cringe. I can go along with a good deal of what they stand for, but the insistence on using exploitative images of women to get their point across fills me with dread and confusion.

  • marklar_primus

    It’s so heart warming to see vegetables stand up for animals.

  • Simiantongue

    I don’t know if I could even agree in principle with this. Involving animals in social contracts. Half the time I’m not even sure I’m a willing participant.

  • Redacted

    She could have helped herself by not being so shocked at the use of the word “nigger”.

    Wyatt Cenac’s argument was rife with logical fallacy, but thats what tripped her up.

  • Haystack

    I don’t see why people get so upset about this. PETA are not implying that blacks are subhuman, they’re saying that animals are *not.* In their minds, there is nothing derogatory about comparing human suffering to animal suffering because both lives share the same value. 

    Not that I approve of their methods. I just think it’s unfair to judge them as through they share the very assumption that they’re trying to get you to question. 

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