Jeff Reinartz: Why is PETA deaf to the cries of vegetables?
10/3/2008 9:25:38 AM
Folks, I can't hold my tongue any longer. I get so frustrated with the wacky antics of those loonies who call themselves People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, that I've come up with my own organization to fight back in the name of meat eaters everywhere.
First of all, let me tell you a little about what these knuckleheads have been up to, in case you haven't been paying attention. Two of their latest intrusions into everybody's business, intended obviously for sheer shock value and to kep their name in the news since they can't possibly be serious, targeted Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and our favorite local meat packer.
They've asked Ben and Jerry's, and this is not a joke, to consider using human breast milk in their ice cream rather than cow's milk, because of the many health benefits it would bring to humans and cows alike. My guess is when they were looking for an ice cream target they started with Ben and Jerry, figuring their cool, hip image would require them to comply with PETA's wishes.
Wrong! In a statement, Ben and Jerry's said, "We applaud PETA's novel approach to bringing attention to an issue, but we believe a mother's milk is best used for her child."
Translation: "Go eat a salad and leave the rest of us alone, you nut jobs!"
The media, naturally, plays right into their hands, choosing sensationalism over substance as if there's some merit to their actions.
Well, hopefully they'll play along with PEAV too: People for Ethical Action on Vegetables. I at PEAV believe that, like animals, vegetables are living, breathing organisms too and should be treated as such. The difference is they come from seeds rather than eggs, but they grow up out of the earth just like every animal does. Read More
As one of my favorite radio personalities says, the best way to demonstrate absurdity is by being absurd. The author of this article does just that. The idea that we shouldn’t eat vegetables is ridiculous, but equally so is the notion that we shouldn’t eat meat. Most people would agree that 99% of what PETA does is outrageous. The problem is that they have made the Humane Society of the United States look reasonable in comparison and that has given HSUS quite a bit of traction.