PETA 2 Baits Visitors with Bonsai Kitten Reference

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We don't know if PETA 2 is actually PETA-funded or an independent group seeking to affiliate itself closely and confusingly with the pro-animal-rights giant, but we visited their site after seeing a Gmail text ad that said "Shut Down Bonsai Kitten. You can help shut them down by signing the petition now!"

This amused us because we haven't thought of Bonsai Kitten in years. But upon hitting the PETA 2 link, we found no Bonsai Kitten references anywhere. And we seriously trolled the site.

This is when we realized we were cleverly tricked. And while they were busy hyping the merits of Facebooking PETA allegiance and asking what Jesus would do for the chickens, they were not going to give us Bonsai Kitten.

While we're actually really bummed about that, kudos to them for getting us to click-and-dig. And the use of a Bonsai Kitten reference, of all things? Pure genius.

We only wish there was actually something Bonsai Kitten-related on the site so we wouldn't feel so jipped. If you happen to find something, do link. This might affect the quality of our day.

by Angela Natividad    Feb-26-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Good, Online   

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As a member of the peta2 staff, maybe I can help! First, to explain just what peta2 is--PETA started peta2.com five years ago in response to the growing trend of young people who want to know how they can help animals. Since then, our network has grown to more than 200,000 high school and college students who receive free stuff from PETA in exchange for the things they do to help.

You can find the petition against Bonsai Kitten at http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/p2bonsaikitten?c=12 (and I hope you'll sign!) Most people know by now that Bonsai Kitten is a hoax, but even so depicting kittens being shoved into tiny bottles promotes cruelty to animals, so we're asking people to help shut down the site for good.

Posted by: Noah Cooper on February 26, 2007 2:07 PM

okay PETA....so ripping off "jonti" with your not a nugget animation...then pulling it down when people realised was ethical....

Posted by: viralista on February 27, 2007 9:50 AM

Angela, there actually is a peta2 topic regarding the bonsai kittens. You'll really have to dig pretty deep to find it though. It's quite amusing really, all of the little peta2 drones that fall for it, while peta never actually explains to them that it is a hoax. Anything to get their followers to get fired up over animal rights.

Mr Noah Cooper, I also have a petition that I would appreciate you signing. It's to revoke the tax exempt status of a group that is now nationally known for obtaining perfectly healthy and adoptable animals under the pretenses of finding them loving and caring homes and killing them in a van minutes later only to be thrown in a dumpster without a second thought. Most people know by now that they were found innocent in a court of law, but it is a depiction of blatant animal cruelty and we're hoping to get their tax exempt status revoked for good.
http://www.consumerfreedom.com/article_detail.cfm/article/154

Posted by: acerbus80 on March 5, 2007 1:31 AM

Angela, there actually is a peta2 topic regarding the bonsai kittens. You'll really have to dig pretty deep to find it though. It's quite amusing really, all of the little peta2 drones that fall for it, while peta never actually explains to them that it is a hoax. Anything to get their followers to get fired up over animal rights.

Mr Noah Cooper, I also have a petition that I would appreciate you signing. It's to revoke the tax exempt status of a group that is now nationally known for obtaining perfectly healthy and adoptable animals under the pretenses of finding them loving and caring homes and killing them in a van minutes later only to be thrown in a dumpster without a second thought. Most people know by now that they were found innocent in a court of law, but it is a depiction of blatant animal cruelty and we're hoping to get their tax exempt status revoked for good.
http://www.consumerfreedom.com/article_detail.cfm/article/154

Posted by: acerbus80 on March 5, 2007 1:33 AM

So I guess we should ban all shelters from euthanizing animals too. It's MUCH better to have animals die slowly all over the streets.

CCF? You support hurting and killing PEOPLE with tobacco, alcohol, and unhealthy junk food! You care more about profit than HUMAN LIVES? Shame on you CCF, this isn't about PETA's euthanization policy. This is about PETA hurting your ability to profit from the sale of animal flesh by showing how cruel it is and raising awareness on health.
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=20200 (This link is for anyone who doesn't know what CCF really is)

Posted by: Melissa on March 9, 2007 10:00 AM

Melissa,

We should only ban organizations that acquire healthy, perfectly adoptable animals for no other purpose than euthanizing them.

Euthanization in itself isn't a bad thing, if applied morally and ethically, if not by false pretenses.

I don't profit one bit by people making their own decisions of using tobacco (I'm a smoker by the way, and yes, I'm aware of the consequences) alcohol, and junk food. It's called free will, freedom of choice, of which animal rights activists would like to suppress to meet their own flawed agenda and philosophy.

Notice how the supposed peta "employee" has failed to respond.

And I am in no way affiliated with CCF. I simply linked to a petition on their site. It seems due to a lack of a reasonable and logical argument, you have chosen simply to try discredit me by associating me with a group of in which I am in no way connected too, and using emotional manipulation. How trite.

Posted by: acerbus80 on March 10, 2007 1:21 AM

Melissa,

We should only ban organizations that acquire healthy, perfectly adoptable animals for no other purpose than euthanizing them.

Euthanization in itself isn't a bad thing, if applied morally and ethically, if not by false pretenses.

I don't profit one bit by people making their own decisions of using tobacco (I'm a smoker by the way, and yes, I'm aware of the consequences) alcohol, and junk food. It's called free will, freedom of choice, of which animal rights activists would like to suppress to meet their own flawed agenda and philosophy.

Notice how the supposed peta "employee" has failed to respond.

And I am in no way affiliated with CCF. I simply linked to a petition on their site. It seems due to a lack of a reasonable and logical argument, you have chosen simply to try discredit me by associating me with a group of in which I am in no way connected too, and using emotional manipulation. How trite.

Posted by: acerbus80 on March 10, 2007 1:22 AM

Melissa,

also, if you so choose to continue discussing this matter, feel free to email me at kennyyerger@yahoo.com . I am more than open to debating with peta supporters/sympathizers, as they don't very often choose to do so, I welcome the opprotunity warmly.

Posted by: acerbus80 on March 10, 2007 1:27 AM





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