PETA Cozies Up with Kids ... and Kid Killers?!

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PETA recently launched PETA Kids in an attempt to make the volatile group more kid-friendly. The site is loaded with fun little ways to propagandize the usual message, like stencils to decorate the nearest public loo with images of animals begging "love me" - yes, like a psychotic ex.

PETA is also promoting Fast Food Nation and Happy Feet, which happens to be in bed with Tamiflu, which, by the way, is now linked to sometimes fatal but generally psychotic behavior among kids.

Clearly PETA has not done its homework about children the way it has with pigs, puppies and penguins. Want to cozy up to kids? Liaise with companies that aren't already liaising with companies that happen to be compelling your target demographic to fling themselves off condo balconies. Isn't that, like, common knowledge? - Contributed by Angela Natividad

by Angela Natividad    Nov-25-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Campaigns, Online, Sponsorship, Worst   

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Damn, if I didn't hate PETA that much... please somebody shut their (vegan)pieholes.

Posted by: Andres B on November 23, 2006 12:18 AM

I think you are barking up the wrong tree, PETA is a great organization for animals and kids. Not only have they accomplished victories to stop cruelty to animals, but they have always been helpful and supportive when I have contacted them for help in my own projects--writing reports and doing a demo against KFC. You can sign up for their news letter at http://www.peta.org/actioncenter/.

Posted by: saraelectro on November 24, 2006 5:41 PM

I think your argument against PETA Kids is weak and misleading. If you click on the link to view the stencils, you'll see that PETA specifically tells kids "not to go crazy" but to stencil the images on t-shirts and other mom-approved places. PETA Kids is a site designed to help children become more compassionate people -- something we need in today's bully-dominated culture.

Posted by: Chrissy on November 25, 2006 2:49 PM

PETA's ads that encourage kids to follow the golden rule and to develop empathy for animals is laudable. With all the violence that kids are exposed to, I fully support PETA's efforts to teach the lessons that fall through the cracks elsewhere--that to show compassion for the most vulnerable is the core of humanity. It is beyond believe, and frankly it is scary, that the person who wrote this rant above would have a problem with PETA's efforts to teach kids to be kind to animals.

Posted by: Bill on November 25, 2006 2:52 PM

Oh please. Peta goes overboard. I saw Happy Feet and that was nothing but propaganda. They slammed Christians, conservatives, humans, animals that eat other animals...it was quite crazy. I have no problem with people teaching kids not to be cruel to animals but how about not being cruel to people with differing opinions? In the movie Happy Feet they made fun of people like me and taught children to laugh and disobey anyone who would be silly enough to believe in a god.

Posted by: Shelby on November 27, 2006 12:32 PM

Angela' opinion of PETA borders on paranoia . To impy that the well-know
Animal Rights organization causes mental illness in children and may cause
them to suicide - with the help of inluenza-fighting TAMIFLU - is so
incomprehensible that it merits to be ignored by sensible persons .
PETA has constantly advocated love and respect for all of God's creation and
has viewed the abuse and murder of animals as aborrant .
It is never too early to teach compassion to children, adapted to their age
and curiosity; they will grow into concerned and helpful adults.
Too many youngsters are witness to cruelty which many adults consider as
acceptable or unimportant ; It is time to show empathy and concern for all
humans and non-humans creatures and PETA does that very well, having always
broadcast their philosophy of kindness toward all.
As an ethical vegetarian, I agree with PETA's views and ask Angelina to
please open her mind and eyes to the needless suffering of animals .
I do not quite understand the connection Angelina makes between PETA and
TAMIFLU, the latter being an oral intaking of influenza-fighting medecine
which to my knowledge has never caused youngsters to suicide or violence;
naturally the preparation has some side-effects such as nausea or
stomach-upset but all drugs possess this possibility ; so does chocolate !
Angelina, look around you and lend a hand to make the world a better place .
Michele

Posted by: Michele Mooney on November 27, 2006 1:42 PM

It's not wrong to teach kids to be kind to animals; it's a different story to regularly alienate people who don't eat meat.

And who's defending the needless suffering of vegetables? What, just because they don't scream or bleed red exempts them from the hallowed notion of species mercy?

Posted by: Angela Natividad on November 27, 2006 2:01 PM

I myself am a kid, and I have boycotted all animal tested products, and I am a proud veg head. In high school and middle school (next year) I plan to not dissect any animals and start petetions for "no dissections". I love P.E.T.A. (people for the ethical treatment of animals) and plan to ALWAYS be a member! Thank you PETA! :)

Posted by: Kya on March 28, 2007 12:00 PM





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