Thursday, August 07, 2008

Canadians Get a Taste of Extreme PETA

PETA tried to use the grizzly and tragic bus murder in Manitoba last week as part of a new ad, comparing beheading a human to killing animals. The ad uses imagery of an innocent victim's throat being cut, in reference to the slaughter of cows, chickens and pigs on factory farms. Many of the fanatic members do actually believe that animals are as valuable or more than humans. Take Dan Matthews for example, in 2000 as PETA vice-president, he declared his admiration for the man who shot and killed fashion designer Gianni Versace.

When asked who is the most important man he loves of the 20th century, he replied, "Andrew Cunanum, because he got Versace to stop selling fur." - Dan Mathews, vice-president of PETA (December/January, 1999 issue of Genre Magazine) (source)

The shock value of ads from this animal rights group falls in line with their publicity style.
"PETA's publicity formula -- eighty percent outrage, ten percent each of celebrity and truth." - Ingrid Newkirk, President of PETA (The New Yorker, 2003)

The PETA-philes have apparently left the tasteless ad on their web site. What a sick mentality. You have a traumatized grieving family who lost a son in a nightmarishly horrific way, and then a group will use this tradegy to promote their extreme views - all the while equating human and animals. At least the Portage la Prairie Daily Graphic paper refused to run the ad, and more Canadians see what the extremists in PETA are capable of.

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