You thought that PETA ad was bad? Try these


by Sunny Hundal    
4:15 pm - February 16th 2012

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The animal-rights charity PETA has been getting a lot of flack today in the UK for understandable reasons – their new ad campaign is absolutely atrocious.

But that isn’t the only offensive video on offer. Yup, PETA actually went out and made more to support that campaign.

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WTF were they thinking?

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Good grief! Every vegan I’ve known has been a pale, skinny misery. Perhaps the diet has affected PETA’s collective brains?

One can, at least, see why they need an image change

Around the same time, in Russia, Leo Tolstoy gave up meat because of his concerns about animal cruelty. In “The First Step,” his “essay on the morals of diet,” Tolstoy claims that meat-eating is “quite unnecessary, and only serves to develop animal feelings, to excite desire, to promote fornication and drunkenness.” Later, in the early 20th century, English schoolmasters recommended vegetarian diets to their students as a means of curbing their appetites for self-abuse.

But that doesn’t explain why the bloke in the original video looked like such a dork.

3. Chaise Guevara

I need to get home before I can watch this (I doubt it would go down well blaring across my office), but is this just another example of PETA desperately trying to use the “sex sells” principle? I mean, “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” made sense. “The Naked Truth” was nonsensical and gratuitous.

Why PETA would choose such a crass way to promote veganism is beyond me – if they want to point to the benefits of a vegan diet they should point out that Gladiators were largely vegan (look it up folks – decide for yourselves) and many top athletes and body builders are also vegan. CHERUB – some vegans, like many people, don’t really understand the importance of correct nutrition, which may go some way to explaining your vegan acquaintances and the incidence of deficiency cited in BenSix’s interesting link. Please don’t associate all vegans with PETA and their marketing team.

@4 Shenlack

OK. I still think they’re mad.

WTF were they thinking?

Well, given their older campaign to try and get people to call fish ‘sea-kittens’, and the habit some of their members have of raiding science labs and releasing the animals ‘into the wild’ just down the road (whereupon the local predators become very well fed for the next couple of days), or even the existence of this website, I think you give them far too much credit by accusing them of thinking.

That just make PETA look desperate. Have their donations started drying up?

PETA has become notorious for its sexist imagery. Not sure if you’re all aware, but it is planning to open a porn site.
More here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/10/peta-porn-site-raises-eyebrows_n_1268579.html

The weird thing is the vegans I know are all hard lefties and feminists. Strange, self involved organisation.


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  2. Retiring Violet

    Going vegan will turn your girlfriend into a nymphomanic, says animal campaign group PETA http://t.co/UPjZHxU2

  3. mitya

    Going vegan will turn your girlfriend into a nymphomanic, says animal campaign group PETA http://t.co/UPjZHxU2

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  5. Jay Durston

    WHAT…THE HELL…IS WRONG WITH YOU PETA?? http://t.co/U24iQGdf

  6. Dear Cohen

    You thought that PETA ad was bad? Try these – they're out of their minds http://t.co/USw4Qjb7

  7. sunny hundal

    You thought that PETA ad was bad? They made more for that campaign http://t.co/USw4Qjb7

  8. Sean Muir

    You thought that PETA ad was bad? They made more for that campaign http://t.co/USw4Qjb7

  9. Christopher Gray

    RT @sunny_hundal You thought that PETA ad was bad? They made more for that campaign http://t.co/Pm9lASbP << absolutely speechless

  10. James Graham

    Every time I watch one of these videos I feel the urge to put on some lipstick: http://t.co/bZ3Qx9se

  11. anna

    @herringcliff one for the documentary http://t.co/f3GwHN4t #peta





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