Tuesday, November 9, 2010

PETA…irony is still alive and well!

One-time Playboy Playmate of the Year and enduring icon of men's fascination with women's bodies is in Israel lobbying the Israeli government to ban the use of animal skins in human garments. The ones for whom the consequences are perhaps most compelling are the ultra-orthodox Jewish men who could no longer wear their fur hats. Mrs. Anderson has also been recently named an honorary director of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

I find it highly ironic that a person who has made millions of dollars off her own skin would be opposed to the use of other animal's skins. Furthermore, it should not surprise us that PETA asked her to be an honorary director. PETA has been charged with criminal trespassing in efforts to rescue experimental animals from labs. They have destroyed personal property by throwing paint on fur coats. They have hazed patrons of zoos and animal shelters that are not "no-kill." Their rap sheet of violence against the general public that does not believe as they do is long indeed. For an organization that claims to work against cruelty to animals it seems we unbelievers fall too low on the evolutionary ladder to qualify.

PETA should find another word for their name that starts with "E." The one they use doesn't fit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree that PETA's antics make no sense. However, one correction, PETA does NOT believe in, or advocate for, no kill sheltering. They are, in fact, very much against it. They call it hoarding, despite the fact that there are many open admission, no kill shelters adopting out 90%+ of their animals. That's not hoarding in my book, but PETA continues to tell people this--- all the while killing 97% of the animals that enters its own shelter. And they are equal opportunity killers in that they not only kill cats and dogs but also farm animals that they claim to "save". Personally, I don't believe they should be allowed to call themselves "animal rights" or "Ethical".