PETA fights for animal rights, but in the process seems to throw humans under the bus. The amount of racism and sexism in PETA’s demonstrations and ads is appalling. I am a vegetarian who has always hated PETA for many reasons, but this one set me over the edge.
PETA members dressed up as members of the KKK for a demonstration against the American Kennel Club. The PETA organization claims that the AKC is trying to create a “master race” and therefore the KKK comparison is applicable. PETA has made all sorts of overblown comparisons in the defense of animal rights, including comparisons to the Holocaust and to lynching of African Americans. To me, these demonstrations are ridiculous and offensive. Dressing up as the KKK is just not okay, no matter what the point of the demonstration. These tactics do not foster support, but offend people and scare them away.
PETA’s ridiculous tactics don’t stop with overblown comparisons. PETA’s ads are often racist and sexist.
And this recent banned Superbowl ad was equally ridiculous.
Again, I believe in animal rights and I try my best to be a decent vegetarian, but watching scantily clad women practically have sex with vegetables doesn’t make me want to not eat meat. But it does make me want to blog about how much I HATE PETA.
p.s. Where the heck did they get those “studies?”