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post #21 of 202
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Originally posted by Arduinna
a sense of humor is a terrible thing to waste
So true!!
post #22 of 202
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Originally posted by momto l&a
T Nobody seems to care about the poor feelings of all those veggies we eat. Do you really think they like being torn off the vine or out of the ground and eaten?:
You have got to hear the song "Carrot Juice is Murder" by the Arrogant Worms. Here are the http://www.letssingit.com/arrogant-worms-carrot-juice-is-murder-sdnfw88.html]lyrics[/URL] . It is sung like a passionate folk song, very tongue in cheek.
post #23 of 202
I think it's hilarious. And I love hte idea of the flustered parents trying to explain what the ad means

Why do so many people have a problem with PETA? They're funny, and they have a conscience. Is it out of guilt? I know my animal product tastes a little less yummy after I'm confronted with where it comes from and how it's made.

Would it be easier to eat the stuff if we were lulled into a belief that a cow is almost the same as a tomato, conscience-wise, and that a chicken wing doesn't need a beak anyway?

It the nameless deaths that are really sick, not PETA. jmo
post #24 of 202
I don't think anyone thought the kids who can read would understand the play on words, but the message "santa is not coming this year" would mean exactly that. He won't be bringing presents. I don't live anywhere near PETA billboards thank goodness, but I also don't push the santa issue in our house. I do feel badly for the kids who still believe in santa that see this.

I think it's fine to post any billboard they want that might piss off an adult, but to screw with children's feelings, who don't understand it's supposed to be about drinking milk, is a little cruel.
post #25 of 202
it would offer a great opportunity to teach kids not to believe everything they see on a billboard?
post #26 of 202
My six year old believes in Santa and can read. She would be upset by the billboard.

I think PETA is plain stupid. They tried a campaign where I live a few years back to get the name of a river changed. It's the Fishkill, and they objected because it advocates violence against fish. Pleeeeeeze. The "kill" part comes from the Dutch for creek. :
post #27 of 202
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Originally posted by momto l&a
T Nobody seems to care about the poor feelings of all those veggies we eat. Do you really think they like being torn off the vine or out of the ground and eaten?:
My father once said the only difference is you can't hear the carrot scream.

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Originally posted by AmandasMom
quote: elevate animals to the level of humans

What is this supposed to mean? Don't animals have feelings? Don't they feel pain? Don't they feel happy? Dont they feel sad? Don't they have a will to live? Don't they protect and love thier young like just like humans are supposed to do? The only difference I see between animals and humans is that humans can talk. So just what is that statement supposed to mean NM?
I think the point is that PETA seems to think that other animals should have the same rights that humans have -- which would include the right to not be eaten.

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Originally posted by AmandasMom
What is so wrong with trying to change the way animals are treated? Is everyone so cold hearted they just don't care how animals are treated? Why doesn't anyone care????? I don't understand how people can just not care! I just don't!
There is nothing wrong with trying to change the way animals are treated. I think most of us are aware of animal cruelty and the need to eliminate it. I think most of us care, and want animals to be treated humanely. However, PETA's attitude seems to be that anyone who eats meat is a murderer.

They also need to take responsibility for their advertising. Offending factory farmers is one thing and I'm all for it. But there's no need to offend, for example, women by suggesting that our body hair is ugly.

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Originally posted by emysmum
I have to say my DD is 2 and I don't think she or a kindergartener for that matter would understand the play on words in that ad....
I don't think they would get the sexual reference. I think the concern is simply that kids who can read will take it to mean that Santa Claus isn't going to show up at their house this year.
post #28 of 202
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Originally posted by simonee
I think it's hilarious. And I love hte idea of the flustered parents trying to explain what the ad means
me tooT I go through this all the time when I drive through the weird area of central Florida with all the graphic anti-abortion billboards, and the b/w God/Christian/damnation billboards and having to try and drive fast past them so my child can't read them! And what about driving past the Adult store near my neighborhood ( only 1 road, so no there is no alternate route!) and having my child ask me what is a "love toy"???
post #29 of 202
I think PETA has a noble cause that many of it's ads do nothing to promote. They could very well show the pictures of slaughter houses (and slaughtered animals) without having to show pictures of the Holocaust.

Also, I am very anti-abortion, but do not think that children should be exposed to images of aborted fetuses, even though it is simple truth, same goes for pictures of dead animals.

T Out of curiosity, is there anyone on here who thinks that PETA's ads are great, and also think that pictures of aborted fetuses should be plastered on billboards?
post #30 of 202
I'm really surprised at all the posts about poor Santa, are so many really raising their kids to believe everything they see and read?? Shoot my dd completely understands that advertising is an attempt for someone to tell you what to think and what to want. And I would hope that all kids would trust their parents more than any billboard. I pass billboards everyday that don't reflect my views. I don't freak about it though.

I found the fur ad quite amusing.
post #31 of 202
I too am PETA hater. I applaud what they are trying to do, but I think they are going about it in the wrong way. It must be exhausting constantly trying to find new and exciting ways to piss everyone off. One of my fave quotes: "All extremists should be taken out back and shot" :LOL.

p.s. I really would rather not explain the concept of impotance to a 2 or 3 year old. Call me crazy, but I think there is a better age to get into the intracies of masturbation and sexual dysfunction. C'mon people!
post #32 of 202
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Originally posted by mamapenelope

The ad may have been funny in a low-humor way, but it would have been more appropriately placed in a grown-up publication, not plastered on a billboard for little kids to see.
I agree with you on that one. I think their ads are funny, but they often go about them in the wrong way. I even took the pubic hair one as more of a slam on the fashion industry and their weekly bikini waxes more so than on women in general. I can just picture that ad in the middle of "Vogue". :LOL I just have a sick sense of humor, don't mind me.....

As far as raising animals to the level of humans, I once read one of the spokesmen for PETA said that an ant's life was as valuable as his own child's life to him. I'm all for animal rights, but that's taking it a bit too far for me. If it came down to my son or an ant, the world would be short one ant. I guess that makes me selfish or cold hearted.... Oh, well....
post #33 of 202
She is a teen now, but she was once a toddler too. And controversial ads are not something that just popped up in the last year. Where I live there many many controversial ads, in fact the PETA ads would be considered tame by many to what we have here. But I can definately see how they would be more shocking if you aren't used to billboards at all.
post #34 of 202
I like PETA - I am a member and have been for years.

Re: the bombing of the lab that used animals was NOT PETA but the Animal Liberation Front. They do advocate violence to liberate animals.

It's funny to see so many PETA haters but without them who would watch out for abuses in the circus and entertainment indurstry? Who would argue with them regarding fur coats? Who can argue about the good they have done and continue to do regarding animal abuses in laboratories?

The fact that you are discussing this proves that the billboard worked - it got you thinking.
post #35 of 202
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All extremists should be taken out back and shot" .
Gosh, I read this and I feel like there is absolutley no hope for the human race. How sad that people are stuck in their little world and resist seeing the bigger picture. So are you going to take me "out back" and pull the trigger since I'm a card-carrying member of PETA? Kinda harsh treatment for someone only crime is caring about animals, and not wanting to see them hurt. But then again if you only see animals as non-feeling furry things that can't think then I suppose its all the same to you.

And by the way, PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. What does that have anything to do with abortion???

This makes me so sad, and I'm just still in shock that these hurtful cruel heartless comments come from this community! I may not post much, but I've been here almost since day 1, when this message board was just 1 long thread, over 3 years ago. I've seen it go through alot of changes. Seen alot of arguments, arguments that split the community in 2. But I've never seen such heartless comments come like I have in this thread about animals.

So, guess it's time to take this mama out back and shoot her! After all, I'm no better then that cow over there who is having her throat cut while still alive!

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If it came down to my son or an ant, the world would be short one ant.
If it came down to my daughter or the ant living it would be my daughter. If it came down to my daughter or my husband living it would be my daughter. The point is not who you would chose to live, the point is that everything that exists has a right to live its life
post #36 of 202
Of course we are not raising our children to believe everything they see and hear. That's not the point. I can teach my child not to believe everything she sees and hears and I can also criticize the messages that she is subjected to. I don't have to choose one or the other.

I am glad there are animal rights groups working to end cruelty. I appreciate the good they do. I just wish they could do it without going to extremes (like calling omnivours murderers) and without offending groups of people who have nothing to do with hurting animals. I don't have to love everything about an organization or hate everything about an organization. I can like the good things they do and criticize the things they do that I don't like.

Amandas mom, the "all extremists should be taken out back and shot" is a JOKE. It's an extremist thing to say -- the person saying it would be an extremist and would be saying that he himself should be taken out and shot. Get it?
post #37 of 202
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Originally posted by pumpkinhead
I: "All extremists should be taken out back and shot" :LOL.
hmm, how extreme:
What cracks me up, especially with THIS board of mamas is that by the very nature of mainstream thinking, we are all extremists just by reading Mothering and being on this board.
One thing I notice too is that it is only an 'extreme' view if you don't agree with it!



Peace love and save the chickens....

PETA rocks
post #38 of 202
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Originally posted by AmandasMom
The point is not who you would chose to live, the point is that everything that exists has a right to live its life
That's not the point that other man was making. He was saying that the ant's life was AS VALUABLE TO HIM as his own child's life.
post #39 of 202
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Originally posted by 3boys4us


The fact that you are discussing this proves that the billboard worked - it got you thinking.
Bingo!

And as for the fact that all extremists should be taken out back and shot, well, they sometimes end up in that exact situation. Martin Luther King, Jr, Jesus Christ (no guns in that time, but they got him anyway), and Malcom X come immediately to mind, but there are 1000s of others.

I am an activists for women, for their right to choose for themselves and their babies an unmedicated, natural pregnancy and a gentle, loving birth. I hope no one wants to kill me because of that!

And, my kids know that billboards aren't the truth. I live in Kansas. We drive by all sorts of billboards about abortion, extolling the virtues of meat eating, and inviting us to see the 20 foot tall prairie dog. They know, at the tender ages of 8 and 5, that billboards aren't the word of God, so to speak.

Anyhow, even if I don't agree with everything that PETA says or does, I still have a soft spot in my heart for them.

Just like I do for the Catholic Workers Movement. I'm not Catholic, but I support them. I don't agree with everything they say or do (beings that I am agnostic....) but I still admire their work and their message, and am very supportive of them.

It takes all kinds to make the world go round.

Lori
post #40 of 202
Devrock- thanks for pointing out to those who have a better sense of humor the "all extremists should be taken out and shot" quote, and what it means I guess some can't see the irony of that statement, but find santa being impotent very amusing:

BTW- people can care deeply about animal rights, without thinking that PETA does everything right all the time, that is how I was connecting this to abortion, you can be pro-life without thinking that everything certain extremist groups do is right to further the cause.

It is possible to love animals and dislike PETA, or at least I thought it was:
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