What do you all think about PETA?
I think they are great. I love their attention getting ploys. I find them hilarious and truly attention getting, which is the point. I love that they care enough to do what it takes to expose people in the street to vegetarianism and veganism. They shock people out of their complacency, similar, in fact, to Socrates of ye olde Ancient Greece.
They called Socrates “the Gadfly” because he was constantly, annoyingly, stinging people out of their old ways of thinking and routines and forcing them, with his intrusive questions as they tried to go about their business in the agora, to stop and think about how they were living their lives.
He eventually was put on trial and put to death for this, because people hated to be stopped to think. They wanted to go about their lives, eating bacon, eating Christmas ham, Thanksgiving turkey, the Pesach Lamb, Mcdonalds, KFC , wearing their fabulous fur and awesome leather boots, carrying their designer handbags, and eating their boneless chicken breast and the like.
Indeed! Peta is the gadfly of the animal rights world.
I love looking at their campaigns in which they employ attractive women to stop men in their tracks and get them thinking about vegetarianism.
Peta made this statement when they launched a XXX website this June about their unusual methods:
PETA’s mission is to put an end to animal suffering, and we use every available opportunity to spread this message we always have, and we always will. Unfortunately, this is not always an easy task. Unlike our opposition, which is mostly made up of wealthy industries and corporations, PETA must rely on getting free “advertising” through media coverage.It’s a safe bet that many visitors to PETA.xxx didn’t set out to learn about how animals are mercilessly slaughtered on today’s factory farms; understandably, such topics are convenient to ignore. That’s why PETA must make our message impossible to forget—and launching a website with a .xxx domain name is one way that we can achieve that goal.
Whilst looking for pictures of their campaigns online, I saw they had a girl on girl world tour in which two girls in valentine’s day bikinis lay on a bed kissing and scandalizing the neighborhood. HA!
Enjoy or perhaps be annoyed by, some pictures of some memorable PETA campaigns below: