Monday, May 05, 2008

Dead Animals = PETA photo op



Anytime the death of an animal is on the front page of your local newspaper, you know PETA will enter the media fray simply for their own promotion. Eight Belles, a girl horse that got 2nd place at the Kentucky Derby this weekend, collapsed shortly after crossing the finish line with two broken ankles. Veterenarians sent her off to eat carrots and apples in the big pasture in the sky, as her injuries were severe.

What does the world's largest organization for hypocrites have to say? Ban horse racing? Not quite. How about run the races on softer surfaces. If you're against the exploitation of animals, anything short of a ban on horse racing seems like animal exploitation to me. Then again, I have too many surviving brain cells in my frontal lobe to buy into PETAs dog and pony show. This is the same as opponents of the death penalty saying "We don't care if you execute people, our real objection is to how you do it. Use something soft, like a pillow, and I'll be happy."

Does PETA actually believe this? Of course not. PETA is a finely oiled media machine, and their pollsters told them what the repsonse would be that would give them the best media exposure. PETA isn't about a consistent message. PETA is about maximizing their visibility, even if it means abadoning their core message.

3 comments:

warm_machine said...

They keep Barbaro alive for what, six months after completely shattering his leg. However they pretty much just whipped out the pistol on the field for the girl horse? Talk about sexist!

PETA is nothing more than Performance-art for the "Ethical" Treatment of Animals. After seeing some of the artsy shiat they call "protests", I don't take them very seriously. At least Greenpeace is floating around in a boat getting hosed down with icy water... but that's a different story ain't it. ;)

CampBlood said...

PETA totally blows... just a bunch of fucking hypocritical media whores...

Lord Bling said...

Last week, that horse got more media coverage than the Iraq War.