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Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Black Like Moo
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a national animal rights group, posted giant photographs of people, mostly black Americans, being tortured, sold and killed, next to photographs of animals, including cattle and sheep, being tortured, sold and killed.
"I think it is an apt comparison," said Josh Warchol, 26, of Wallingford, president of the Southern Connecticut Vegetarian Society, which is aligned with PETA.
PETA officials said they had hoped to generate dialogue with the shocking photographs.
... and dialogue they get.
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I don't think I have used the word in ten years, but I am disgusted. There is something really disturbing about such people, like they're missing the thing that makes us human, but they have some evangelical sense that they are more human.
The post is really disturbing, Kate. It feels too much like the future.
Posted by: EBD | 2005-08-10 12:19:46 AM
PETA has been on my list of most despised special interest groups for years now. I don't think there is much they can do to surprise me anymore.
Posted by: Travis | 2005-08-10 6:28:16 AM
This exhibit, and I think all of PETA's idealogy, really alarms me. They seem to be trying to go out of their way to convince people that human beings are really nothing more than animals. But people are much more than simple beasts, and we have to believe that or what point is there to life. Why respect law and order, decency, morality and compassion if we are just common beasts. Why aspire to achivements in art, science, literature and medicine if we are only slightly more evolved cattle. And frankly the comparison to one particular racial group is disturbing, are they trying to say that cattle and sheep are just another multicultural group?
Posted by: Jim | 2005-08-10 9:00:46 AM
This is the same group who believes that bestiality if fine because it strengthens the human/animal bond. Nothing they do or say suprises me.
Posted by: ERIC W. | 2005-08-10 11:47:16 AM
Kate you really have a hard-on for PETA (forgive the expression).
LOL! Do you see the size of the NAACP guy yelling at the PETA guy!
I've come to the conclusion that animal rights is fundamentally tied to a reduction in human rights (individual as 'cog in the machine'):
another case in point, Peter Singer is at the forefront of animal liberation, and (surprise!), is also at the forefront of euthanasia and infanticide:
most interestingly, as part of his defence of infanticide, he equates it with abortion:
Posted by: random | 2005-08-10 10:30:40 PM
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