Wednesday, June 3, 2009

PETA is trying to ride both sides of the debate

I think that at this point, the only suitable thing to say about PETA's proposed new ads is what the heck are they thinking?? The organization announced plans to launch these ads on billboads in Wichita, Kansas. This is the same city where Dr George Tiller was assassinated while attending church on May 31, and is a blatant attempt to capitalize on the tragedy of Dr Tiller's death.

The animal rights organization has overstepped its bounds and has feminists across the blogosphere in an uproar. Lindsay Rajt, campaign manager for PETA, says that the billboards were prompted by the recent shooting death of Dr George Tiller.

"The discussion of the value of life is front and centre right now in the public conversation," Rajt told reporters. "We think we would be irresponsible if we didn't talk about how we're all guilty of extreme cruelty to animals every time we sit down to a meal that includes meat."

PETA's enthusiastic response to Dr Tiller's assassination puts them in the same ballpark as radical conservative pulpits. The animal rights organization laments the slaughter of animals for corporate gain, but how do they feel about the slaughter of a human being for ethical imperialism?

I think we have our answer.

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