January 18, 2004

PETA Pirouette

Well, a week late, but here it is - the PETA round-up that can be known only as the PETA Pirouette. At this time, I'd like to thank PETA for the fodder.

Colorado Conservative notes that PETA has a beef with, er, or had.

The man we know as Trey Givens plays possum with PETA. The Patriette weighs in on this one, too.

Kevin at Eckernet notes that PETA has a strategy of trying to "piss off they very people they are trying to convince." (Thanks, Harvey).

And, speaking of Harvey, he shows us some PETA blood money.

Phillip Coons has a whole PETAphile page. Geez. I feel small time now. Thanks, LeeAnn.

From April of 2003, our PETA'd friends offer to cough up 15k for Hamburg to rename itself to Veggieburg.

From November of 2002, something that sums it all up very nicely. And the author named his blog lawroark, so you have to visit.
    But PETA takes the most ridiculous approach to trying to advance its arguments. It seems to intentionally try to alienate anyone who might be inclined to be the least bit interested in their views.
Terrorism and turkey. Aren't you sad you missed that one when it was "news"?

Shark Blog in October of 2003 posts Miss Kitty. The caption on this is that it's actually a "costume." I beg to differ. Naked woman in paint is just naked woman in paint. Didn't Wizbang! use this as a caption contest?

HD blog, which I've never seen before now, articulates PETA's stance on animal research. Animal testing bad, human disease...[baffled PETA members].

Terrorism, pork, and a PETA logo. Can't miss.

PETA and graphic comic books. Yawn.

On PETA and Clay Aiken. PETA actually amuses me here. Neuter.

Foxhunting in Ol' Virginny has an animal rights page. The Principles of the Page section. Animal Rights isn't the same as animal welfare. Yes, no kidding.

Blackfive puts Ashanti and Pamela Anderson in a cage match.

There's also a very nice snark by homicidalManiak.
    Given that my dive into Biblical history hasn't reached what I would call scholarly proportions yet it is quite possible that I missed the entire Book of PETA in the New Testament. Or maybe it's one of the non-canonical texts that has been garnering so much attention lately. In any case I have yet to run across what could be considered the "lost" beatitude:

    Blessed are the members of PETA; for multiplying two fishes to feed thousands is hard work and their abstinence decreases my workload.
And then PETA gets religious! Yes, the Virgin Mary is not exempt from PETA advertising.

From July of 2003, we learn that not much donated money actually goes to our friends the animals. Shocking!

And, ah, yes, more on the Nutcracker incident. And more.

Ugh, a PETA fanatic named Heather.

From November of 2002, the infamous smashing windows quote from PETA's own Bruce Friedrich.

From Rob's Blog we learn what we already know: people ARE more important than animals.

And, finally, this one is NOT safe for work. I bring you pics of naked PETAites and, um, a "news" article proclaiming certain catty comments. Oh, dear, I think I have porn on my computer now. I'd better reply to all that spam I get sent telling me I can shamelessly remove it without my spouse finding out. So, honey, stop reading a paragraph ago, please. (Thank you to erosblog).

Much of actual work for gleaning these posts was done by Tony of Oriental Redneck.

Any PETA post would be incomplete without mentioning the Meatriarchy.


Found two more on lunch browsing. First, Kevin at Wizbang! notes that PETA's hunting Hillary. And, Steve at AdRants highlights PETA's anti-rodeo ad. Yeehaw.


Posted by hln at January 18, 2004 10:21 PM | PETA! | TrackBack

Thanks for the link.

I had a ribeye steak for dinner last night and steak and eggs for breakfast this morning in honor of this post. Thanks, PETA.

Posted by: Blackfive at January 18, 2004 11:48 PM

You forgot this one.

Posted by: The Meatriarchy at January 19, 2004 08:25 AM

It's also worth having a look at Scott Burgess' PETA post, which inspired mine:

Posted by: Rob at January 19, 2004 04:55 PM

Thanks for that last one, Heather, I printed that one out. I also discovered that I have been really remiss. I was sure I had blogrolled you on my main blog previously, but discovered such is not a fact. I will rectify the situation by the end of this evening.

By the way, USURP is gettin' off the ground, we have a website. I have asked everyone to change their logo to point to the new website.

Posted by: Tiger at January 19, 2004 07:37 PM

To be fair I put the hillary one in my comment at 8:45 am.

Posted by: The Meatriarchy at January 19, 2004 10:17 PM

Thanks for the linkage, Heather!

My personal favorite is still the "Holocaust On Your Plate" campaign. Taken one way, it would compare meat eaters to Nazis - taken another way, it compares Jews to cows. Smooooth.

And if I might ask, what's wrong with a "naked woman in paint"? It works for me. :)

Posted by: Tony at January 20, 2004 09:06 PM

Thanks for the linkage. I'm glad you enjoyed my snarky little post:D

Posted by: hM at January 23, 2004 06:06 PM