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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I ain't gonna miss you when you go

Reader-submitted: Please tell me you have the energy and interest to reply to this lovely story.

This is hilarious. PETA has asked a major ice-cream manufacturer to stop using cow's milk in its recipes. The group would like to replace it with human milk.

You see, cow's milk has been linked to lots of bad things, like allergies and obesity. How nice of PETA to have our health in mind!

But wait! There's more!

You see, the current system of getting cow's milk is cruel. They are forcefully impregnated. Violated! Don't you see? Forcing cows to produce 10 times as much milk as they normally would is just sick. Paying HUMANS to produce an even larger amount of milk, on the other hand, is totally normal. Much more normal than, say, cutting back on ice cream or switching to soy.

PETA disgusts me for many reasons, but one of the biggest is the fact that they have no shame about objectifying women through their advertising:

I've probably just lost about half of my readers to the anti-cruelty quiz.

No matter what the anti-sealing weirdos think, I am not in favour of cruelty to animals. However, I cannot get on board with any campaign that protests the shocking degradation of animals by degrading humans in a shocking way. When we all understand that PETA will do just about anything to get money out of our pockets, we will all be much better off.

Thanks for your question.


Kate Nova said...

Thanks for this. The ads have bothered me for while. Also American Apparel, who don't believe in exploiting workers but seem to think it's okay to use vaguely pornographic pictures of adolescent girls in their marketing.

scribe said...

Heather Mills is/was a spokesperson for PETA. And Pamela Anderson. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

I knew PETA was intense (I did a research report on them a few years ago), but did someone hack their web site? Seriously, I can't believe they really promote these things because of the obvious reasons you mentioned, Meg. It all seems utterly hypocritical.

The Coconut Diaries said...

There are no words. PETA is freaking ridiculous. When they went all batshit on Jessica Simpson for wearing a "Real Women Eat Meat" t-shirt, I was done. I mean, if the shirt was made out of kittens, I could understand. But she's taking Tony-freaking-Romo. Is there a CHANCE the shirt was eluding to something other than a side of ground round?

Megan said...

Oh, my.

You're not saying that shirt was really about -- oh, dear.

Way Way Up said...

Sadly, it took me a minute to clue in to the innuendo of coconut diaries' comment. I plan to have a few gems this coming spring when the whole anti-seal hunt bru-ha-ha kicks off - a full-out offensive with plenty of salvos. Though I do have to admit the beat down I laid on them last year will be a challenge to top.

Megan said... said "innuendo".

Saskboy said...

Danny Williams seems to have confused PETA with the Green Party, because he was willing to trash his ABC campaign just to tell Elizabeth May that he wouldn't campaign with her, because some Greens don't want there to be a seal hunt.