Friday, April 23, 2004

More reasons to hate PETA 

TORONTO -- It was bad enough when investigators revealed that homemade meat products from the farm of a man charged with killing at least 15 women may have contained human remains.

Then relatives of the Vancouver, British Columbia-area missing women learned of billboards citing the case in an anti-meat campaign of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Images of a young woman and a "smiling" pig with the slogan "Neither of us is meat" went up late last month in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta.

Lovely. Although this was my "favorite" part:

Bruce Friedrich, PETA's director of vegan campaigns in Washington said he was surprised by the anger unleashed by the billboards.

"I really don't get what all the fuss is about," Friedrich said.

"The one unexpected aspect was hearing from the family members, who were and are not the target of the campaign," he said. "Our intention was to provoke meat-eaters, not upset the families."

Man, they really never learn, do they. Shock value is one thing, going ridiculously and offensively over the top is quite another.

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