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Originally posted by instar
Whats a squirl?
Originally posted by instar
Sigh! Nobody gives a sh*t if god said eat em or not! Those more sensible among Peta folk, who can remember what it was supposed to be about, dont care either! For those who are so wowed by the organisations fruitcakes, ill refresh your memory.
The issue/s is NOT weather or not anyone should eat Animals !
Ill repeat that...
THE ISSUE IS NOT Weather or not Folk Should Eat Animals!
The issue is, as the Name suggest, "ETHICAL TREATMENT" of those Animals!
Complications with this simple idfea occure when the more extreme members of Peta suggest whitewash solution to the whole problem, I.E
Not eating Animals at all. The thinking behind that is that as our population grows, so too does the demand for avail food animals.
This means that we must come up with evermore intensive and as a result, cruel farming methods to supply that demand.
Still with me?
So, those more extreme Peta members figure if we, as a race, quit eating animals, these cruel intensive farming methods would no longer be ness.
Of course they also beleive that farmland used to raise meat animals could be better used to grow crops (and there right sadly) Also that growing crops is less damaging to the land than hoofed animals grazing (right again) which inspires the greenies to say, "hey yeah, soil erosian etc etc, caused by hoofed animals grazing leads to...." and so on it goes.
Ofcourse, realistically, we will always eat animals, and as a consequence, those animals will suffer (intensive farming).
THe more realistic Peta folk simply advodcate, EAting LESS meat, since if we all eat less, less demand, less need for cruel farming.
Issues of health etc are neither here nor there.
Sadest part of it all, is that Peta extremist, cloud the minds of reasonable intelligent folk, and turn them into gibbering idiots chanting about tasty animals ect, while the real meaning of the org and ther realistic and sensible ask of The more mature Peta are ignored.
Originally posted by DanD9
I know PeTA doesnt make lists, I mean, they fund ELF and ALF to do stuff, which is also what PeTA wants em to do. I dont understand commercial animal testing beyond medical industry/science, but I'm sure tits to avoid harm of people. Animals can be expensive (animal's cost, food, health care [vet] etc) so I doubt they are wasted.
Also, I dont agree with wasting animals, but if you do, and its your animals, you have to face the personal consequences.
Originally posted by Ariana
Okay, I didn't take the time to read all the replies, just the first page, so I could be repeating things but... It seems that the article is saying schools are to teach kids not to torture animals, not to become vegetarians and anti-fur extremists. Unless I'm misunderstanding, not torturing animals seems like a good idea. Then again, I could have just not read the article or post carefully.
Originally posted by dollmonster
PETA a terrorist group! You guys are out of your minds. The propaganda you heard was no doubt perpetuated by the meat industry.
I am a PETA member as well as sponsor. I spent an entire weekend at one of there conferences and found there speakers to be some of if the most dedicated, selfless and passionate individuals I've ever had the privilege to encounter.
Have any of you bad mouthing PETA ever actually known or talked to one of there activists? I think many of you chose to believe the bad press against PETA because they make you feel guilty at some level.
I'd even going to go as far to say, I'm guessing that most of yo anti-animal carnivores are testosterone driven youngsters who equate their lust for eating meat to sex. Come on you know I'm right.
When you grow up and pass out of the "me " phase of life, you'll finally acknowledge the guilt you've so successfully buried.
PETA is a wonderful organization if they are a little graphic in their imagery. I like to refer to them as the Malcolm X of the animal rights industry. But that's the worst thing I could say about them.
Originally posted by Amethyst
I'm a member of PETA--People Eating Tasty Animals!
Seriously, animals were meant for man's use (though torture is a no-no). You know, if you don't want to consume any animal or by-product, that's your business.