PETA is at it again. People for the ethical treatment of animals slapped President Obama’s wrist right after he did. He was swatting a fly during an interview, but unlike Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid, who captured a fly with chopsticks, Obama used the brute force strength of the Office of the President to actually kill it. Camera’s captured the entire brutal incident on film, showing the remains, little legs up, on the carpet. Call me crazy, but I think it was self- defense. The fly was definitely on the attack. If the Secret Service had been at the top of their game, I believe they would have been justified in shooting it down.
I don’t understand where PETA draws the line. I think I’m OK with their stand against abusive treatment, but it’s the classification “animal” that confuses me. I’m an animal, the human kind, and I’d be willing to bet that I be ducking potentially lethal paint balls if I was caught eating at KFC. Why don’t humans recieve the same consideration?
It looks like PETA has lightened up on fur coats recently, turning the spotlight to food. This year a Super Bowl commercial for PETA claiming that vegetarians have better sex was pulled by NBC. Evidently eggplant and broccoli have been found by the organization to be acceptable sexual stimulants, and edible to boot! I’m not sure what the deal with the pumpkin was but I hesitate to further investigate. Let’s just leave that one alone.
Even Nadya Suleman was not insulated from the wrath of PETA. Just what the frazzled frump needs, more criticism. Of course, the litter of children took a backseat to buying a dog and a pig. I doubt their concern was using the animals as a food source, however. US Weekly reported the group was concerned about quality of care and the social needs the animals might be deprived of. Once again, it seems PETA considers the quality of care and social needs of animals equal to or above that of children.
Did you know that the president of PETA has willed her body to science? According to Treehugger, Ingrid Newkirk has requested that one of her eyes be sent to the EPA, lest they forget she will be watching. One of her fingers will be sent to Kenneth Field of Ringling Bros. Circus “to stand as the Greatest Accusation on Earth”. If I were a mail carrier, I think I’d be a bit creeped out carrying body parts to a circus. She also wants her “meat used as a human barbeque” (yeah, I’m all over that tailgate party) and her skin” fashioned into leather products” Actually, my skin is already what may be considered a leather product.
I just can’t let things go. I’m still confounded by PETA’s re-naming fish “sea kittens”. I tried to convince the kids during one particularly bland dinner that spinach was boiled cotton candy. That worked until they tasted it. Do they honestly believe that renaming something will save it from human consumption? Hell, I still eat chicken livers if they’re charred beyond recognition, and if there ain’t no jars of pickled pig’s feet or calf’s tongue on a VFW bar counter, honey, you ain’t in my VFW. Fishermen around here don’t ask for names. Naming fish “sea kittens” might a legal nightmare. When they grow up to be sea cats, wouldn’t fishermen be tagged as serial cat-killers?
Sorry, PETA, you guys have lost all credibility as far as I’m concerned. By your own extreme actions, you have muddled your cause and alienated the masses. You are a joke in society, which is sad because of what you might have accomplished. The local SPCA is my hero. Rather than causing a dust up whenever a fly is swatted, they quietly and responsibly lend support and love to truly victimized and abused animals. They do not judge, or preach, or protest. When PETA compares their cause to the Holocaust, they cross the line. When Ms. Newkirk appeals to Yasser Arafat to” keep animals out of the conflict”, after a donkey was used as a bomb, she looks like a fool.
PETA hypocrisy is glaring and their hubris stunning when your president states “Our service is to provide a peaceful and painless death to animals who no one wants.” I guess that makes PETA the judge, jury, and executioner. How ironic that PETA recommends euthanasia for certain breeds of dogs (pit bull terriers) and unwanted animals in shelters, but should the President of the United States swat that pesky filthy fly buzzing around his face, all hell breaks loose.
I just don’t get it. I wonder why PETA limits their cause to their specific determinations. In light of this, I would like PETA to answer a couple of questions for me.
If a wolf eats a deer, and I eat a hamburger, who would you ostracize?
If I were on a desert island with only bugs to eat, could I do that without pissing you off?
By placing humans and pit bulls one level below other animals in your predetermined agenda, is it OK for the pit bulls to eat the humans and visa versa?
What would you like me to do with the fly that just left a pile of dog poop that came in through my holey screen and is now sitting on my butter?
Where can I buy that handbag made from Ms. Newkirk’s leathery skin?