March 24, 2004

this won't go over well

Starting next month, Norfolk-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to hand out "Buckets of Blood" to children outside KFC restaurants and at schools near the restaurants.

I'm sorry, I was once a vegetarian (for about four or five years), and can definitely sympathize with most vegans/vegetarians in terms of their beliefs regarding animal cruelty - but inflicting bloody buckets of fake chicken parts upon children just goes beyond all reasoning. How a sane person could support this now-over-the-edge group is beyond my comprehension.


posted by julie at March 24, 2004 04:04 PM

things people have said

Along those lines, I've been reading John Robbins' (author of "Diet for a New America") "Food Revolution" and I've already dropped dairy products from my diet. Meat's next. Tellin' ya, this book's made a huge difference.

Yet, despite my ever-growing awareness of cattle and poultry cruelty and my ever-growing vegetarianism, I think PETA goes too far. And they've actually had a reputation of doing so. Hey, I had an idea of making spoof labels for milk and cheese products with pictures of cows and calfs in total deplorable conditions (instead of the "happy cow" and grazing fields default), but it would be an expressionist art project, not something I would make a table for and exhibit in front of the milk section in Albertsons. Let people eat what they want to eat. Geez.

so said: rumbanik at April 2, 2004 12:00 PM



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