Originally Posted by srj0385
Very valid point, in fact one of the callers to CNN when they posted the story was why switch exploitation of animals for exploitation of women.
Yes, that's a very good point. PETA has a history of doing anything it takes to get what they want. The whole "sea kittens" thing is a good example. It doesn't matter that fish look nothing like kittens. Instead of actually raising valid points like the fact that overfishing is a huge problem, they think rebranding fish as "sea kittens" will be more effective, apparently.
Another example is the videos PETA distributes. For example, showing videos of farm workers beating cattle and suggesting it's the norm. The reality is that ranchers can't sell bruised meat, so that simply can't be the norm. Or the fact that PETA claims drinking milk causes breast cancer or that there's pus in milk, which are just flat-out false claims to get people to stop drinking milk.
One of the worst examples happened when my wife was working on the UC Davis dairy. The local PETA group threatened that if the dairy didn't stop injecting the cattle with bovine growth hormone (which is a naturally-occurring hormone, which is infrequently used because it's expensive), they would infect the herd with hoof and mouth disease. Which if they had, would have resulted in the entire herd being slaughtered. That's how you protect animals??
While I'm all for the ethical treatment of animals, in case you couldn't tell, I really freaking don't like PETA. They have a very 'by any means necessary' attitude, and that doesn't fly with me.