PETA being stupid. Again.

There are a lot of things in this world that make me roll my eyes: spam mail, sixth-graders smoking pot, and the obnoxious price of college tuition.

But what I read in the news today not only has me rolling my eyes, but my jaw dropping, snorting in disbelief and exclaiming the classic, “Really, are you freaking serious right now?”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is suing SeaWorld claiming that the amusement park is enslaving its orca whales, thus wanting the animals to be protected under the 13th Amendment. Of the United State’s Constitution.

Gays can’t even get married and you want whales to be entitled to given a human right? Gays, whom are human, are being denied human rights to equal opprotunity and the pursuit of happiness.

It’s a little too soon to classify animals as humans, don’t you think?

PETA has sued SeaWorld on behalf of five orca whales. Last time I checked, you can’t sue on the behalf of someone else. So unless Tilikum and the four other orcas ask PETA to help them, they are going to have to continue being “slaves” to SeaWorld. Sorry.

And there is no way you can call SeaWorld a slave master or even compare it to the slavery conditions of the 19th century. These whales are domesticated, they are given a luxurious domain, they are fed constantly. Yes I know they were taken out of the ocean to be used as entertainment, but welcome to the Circle of Life/the food chain.

By going off of PETA’s argument that the marine animals are being used as slaves because they are “kidnapped from their homes, kept confined, forced to perform tricks for SeaWorld’s profit” (according to Jeff Kerr, PETA’s general counsel), dogs are slaves. Dogs were taken from the streets, kept in shelters with cages, forced to sit, shake, roll. But I don’t see PETA filing a complaint for Fido. All domesticated animals could be considered slaves. But that’s simply ridiculous, isn’t it? Exactly.

PETA is just an outright extremist animal group. Your “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” campaigns are extreme and raunchy. Your suggestion that Maine should educate children about the ills of lobster catching is extreme and idiotic. You are just extreme and idiotic.

Animal rights in general area joke. First off, chickens on a farm don’t have feelings and don’t know that you will be cutting off their heads in two seconds. And secondly, if it tastes good, why are you so concerned? Again, it’s called the Circle of Life/food chain. Humans are on top, animals are not. Plain and simple.

The PETA v. SeaWorld law suit will not go very far as the motion has no validity. PETA, find something else better to do with your time.

This doesn't look like slavery to me...

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One thought on “PETA being stupid. Again.

  1. Arno

    Hm, I’m definitely on board with both gay marriage and PETA being stupid, but I don’t think I really agree with your argument.

    First of all, is marriage a human right?

    Second of all, your argument seems to be saying that until human rights are guaranteed, organizations shouldn’t be focusing on anything else. By that logic we should we legalize animal abuse until we stop child abuse.

    PETA often goes to such extremes that their legitimate cause, the humane treatment of animals, gets clouded. However, animals do experience suffering, and the current food system in the country is not an example of either the circle of life or the food chain.

    There’s nothing natural about factory farms shipping in animal feed from the midwest, cramming chickens on top of each other (and their waste) or holding cows in enclosures so small that they can’t turn around.

    Take veal: Veal comes from the meat of baby cows kept in what are essentially crates too small for them to move in. That keeps them from developing muscle tissue, which gives veal a wonderful tenderness, and essentially keeps them in solitary confinement, unexposed to sunlight or other animals.

    After animal rights groups started publicizing this, the meat industry agreed to phase out these restrictive crates over the next couple years, which is pretty concrete progress.

    Does PETA cross a bunch of lines and go for shock value over helping animals? Yes

    Do they seem more concerned with their own image as a radical organization than with helping animals? Yes

    But should we suspend issues of animal rights until gay marriage passes? No

    Should we leave issues of animal welfare alone as long as the food tastes good? I don’t think so.

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