Re: [vegan-29] Discussion: PETA Thanksgiving TV Ad

From: Emily
Sent on: Monday, November 30, 2009 1:56 PM
I believe PETA has their heart in the right spot, but they do more to alienate non-vegetarians than to bring them in and provide educational opportunities. I, for one, was disheartened by their super-bowl ad last year. As someone who is dedicated to?gender equality, I feel they exploit female sexuality and contribute to negative self-image of women in hopes?of appealing to men. (Link to video: http://www.break.com/index/petas-banned-2009-superbowl-ad2.html?)
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PETA is not a mainstream organization and has never tried to be and therefore has to live with the failed consequences of their misdirected, expensive marketing campaigns. Like others cited, I do appreciate that they have borough?animal rights/welfare issues front and center and into the media, I just wish they were more inclusive, more egalitarian, and less inflammatory.

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Ann Katcef <[address removed]> wrote:
PETA has done more to bring the plight of animals than any group. Although they may have done some things that are less than ideal, (I don't have all the details on your reference.) they have made giant leaps in enlightening the masses on the what goes on behind the scenes in so many industries and they never rest.
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PETA?embraces oppression of women and minorities??Please come on give them a break.?
Women and minorities are major players in PETA.
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In a message dated 11/30/[masked]:03:41 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:
The video link didn't work for me, so I can't form an opinion on it. I have a few points I'd like to discuss on PETA, though. They are not an animal rights organization, they are an animal welfare organization. They work with animal agriculture industry to increase profits by killing more efficiently, exemplified by the Controlled-Atmosphere Killing campaign. KFC has agreed to gas their chickens (rather than slit the throats); this agreement was not reached for the benefit of the chickens. This agreement was reached because it would be an easy "victory" for PETA (Killing animals is a victory? Really, PETA?) and it would increase the bottom line for KFC.

PETA euthanized over 2000 adoptable animals last year alone. Their defense? They are not a shelter.

Any responsible, respectable animal rights organization takes a stance against oppression in all forms. PETA embraces oppression of women and minorities. Take a look at their Lettuce Ladies or their KKK stunt for two appalling examples.

-Allie




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