December 17, 2003

Massachusetts Dose of PETA

I thought I'd feed you some local news this evening.

    Animal rights advocates will single out small children at performances of "The Nutcracker'' in the next few weeks by handing out fliers saying "Your Mommy Kills Animals'' to youngsters whose mothers are wearing fur.
Yes, involve those children. And in the dark, it'll be really obvious, obviously, which is real and which is fake fur. This just in from the Boston Herald.

    The fliers include a color drawing of a woman plunging a large bloody knife into the belly of a terrified rabbit. The fliers urge kids to "ask your mommy how many dead animals she killed to make her fur clothes.

    "And the sooner she stops wearing fur, the sooner the animals will be safe. Until then, keep your doggie or kitty friends away from mommy - she's an animal killer.''
First, idiots, you can't kill dead animals. That's like performing a post-mortem health examination. "Nurse, how's the dead rabbit doing?" "Still dead, doctor." Five minutes later "still dead." Second, PETA, pipe down. What is this target-the-kids racket? How low can you sink? If you've been reading me for any length of time, you know my beef with PETA is that now animal welfare folks (like me) are perceived as loony as PETA whackjobs. Yeah, great.

A child psychologist interviewed offered a nice rational attack.
    "It's using children in the worst possible way,'' she said. "If (the activists) want to legitimately work to protect animals from destruction for fashion, they have every right to. But to do so by targeting children and making them feel their mothers are murderers is absolutely unconscionable.''
Yeah, yawn - same vein as this. PETA! It's everywhere.


Posted by hln at December 17, 2003 07:17 PM | PETA! | TrackBack

I know it won't happen, but I wish a parent or group of parents would sue these...these... grotesque monsters. Money always talks, maybe it might get their attention.

But, how dare they even THINK about handing out something like this to a child! It's bad enough when they physically attack an adult wearing fur. But to approach a child in this manner should be considered child abuse. The wack-jobs who do it should be sent to jail for it - period. And the PETA organization should be held accountable.

Hey there's an idea, maybe we could get them shut down as being a center for child abuse!

Posted by: Teresa at December 17, 2003 11:51 PM

As The Commissar would say:

If we weren't supposed to wear the hides of animals as coats, why are they made out of fur?

Posted by: Sophorist at December 18, 2003 12:01 AM

"how many dead animals she killed"


Posted by: Tim at December 18, 2003 09:56 AM

First the impotent Santa billboard, and now this. Geez.

Posted by: Tony at December 18, 2003 10:16 AM

I saw this news earlier and told my husband I want three things for Christmas:
a mink coat
tickets to the Nutcracker
brass knuckles

Posted by: LeeAnn at December 19, 2003 09:19 AM

Ass-kickings all around are good for us as a society.

Posted by: TheYeti at December 19, 2003 11:03 AM

Congratulations, PETA! Just when I thought they couldn't get any more annoying and outrageous! PETA claims to be in favor of the ETHICAL treatment of animals... Last time I checked, human beigns were part of the animal world, including children! Even after 7 years of working in child welfare, it never ceases to amaze me the new and terrible ways some adults come up with for abusing innocent children!

Gotta run! I have to pick up my FUR scarf from the cleaners before Christmas!

Posted by: Mrs. Green at December 19, 2003 12:26 PM

Fur scarf? Eh, I'll just use a cat. I bet Galt wouldn't mind serving as a scarf for a social outing. He'd probably hiss at the PETAite for me.


Posted by: hln at December 19, 2003 12:28 PM

I eat leaves!

Posted by: Mr. Rakka at March 8, 2005 03:32 PM