Seriously, these people would normally be yelling about Groundhog Day celebrations where the mayor didn’t off a groundhog. It’s a little weird that they’re honoring somebody with sciurid blood on his hands…
Parents say they are considering taking PETA to court over an innocent-looking comic handed out to children at Calabash Elementary School in Woodland Hills that contained graphic images of mutilated cows, CBS Los Angeles reports.
The pamphlet appeared to be a cartoon comic and was titled “A Cow’s Life,” but the images inside were horrifying, parents said.
Heck, up there they’re probably full of fat and grease and all those good things; you can get some good eating off of them before they swoop down to the Eastern seaboard and make themselves at home and us miserable. You have poor people up there, right? Well, shoot more geese then and feed those people. And it’ll only be easier, what with the recent civil rights victory in Wisconsin…
…and I can’t decide if the change represents a surrender by Dodge to PETA, or whether it’s an exhibition of the Hawaiian good-luck symbol by the former towards the latter. Either way, I like the second better on style points, for a given value of “style.”
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Michael Vick is in talks to become the new spokesman for PETA.
Yes, you read that correctly. The disgraced one-time NFL superstar serving prison time for funding an illegal dog-fighting ring is primed to do public-service ads for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals upon his release later this month. According to three people with knowledge of the matter, the proposed endorsement is part of a comprehensive PR scheme aimed at rehabilitating the quarterback’s image and gaining him readmission to the league that banned him from playing.
That’s almost a “I got nothing, sorry” – but not quite. It’s because of this:
Before doing a deal, however, PETA wants Mr. Vick to undergo a psychological evaluation for antisocial personality disorder.
Ach, well. Broken clock, twice a day, and all that.
Anyway, Stop the ACLU (via Hot Air’s Green Room’s Laura) takes this opportunity to kick PETA a little for equating military medical trauma exercises using animals (I’m sanitizing what happens there) with torture of humans. I’d be a lot more impressed with that argument if PETA was willing to put up volunteers ready to get deliberately and seriously injured in order to give the doctors somebody to practice on. Or if I thought that PETA was recruiting from the percentage of the population that thinks that having less dead or permanently crippled American troops was a good thing.
Hey, the next neocon you see in PETA’s ranks will be the first, you know what I mean?
You can see more at the site PETA Kills Animals, which is one of those sites that really, really bothers a certain sort of person. Like, say, the sort of person who doesn’t want to hear just how tasty my BACONand pineapple pizza was at lunch, or how I’m looking forward to taking some CHICKEN tomorrow and cooking it up for dinner. Of course, that sort of person will almost certainly assume that I’m just saying all of that because I’m a shill for animal exploiters, or something.
Actually, no: to exceptionally misquote Scarface I’ll boot to the head PETA for free. Although if Omaha Steaks wants to send over these babies in consideration for my trouble I’m not going to get bent out of shape about it.