Friday, January 29, 2010

Anti-PETA Facebook Group

City man starts anti-PETA Facebook group
The Western Star

Jordan Stringer cares about animals, but the public swatting of a politician with a pie to the face was the straw that broke the camel’s back in his growing frustration with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

The latest stunt by a PETA supporter happened Monday when Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea was struck in the face by a tofu cream pie as she was about to give a speech in Burlington, Ont.

In claiming responsibility for the attack, PETA said it was part of a campaign against the seal fishery.

Later on the same day as the attack, Stringer started up a Facebook group called “I care about animals, but not the radical views and actions of PETA!” In two days, the group has attracted about 350 members.

“I guess it was just their attitude that you have to have this extreme, radical viewpoint or take that kind of action to show you care about animals,” Stringer said of why he started the Facebook group.

“I’m just getting sick and tired of the way some of these groups lump everybody together, like if you support the seal hunt, eat meat or if you eat KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). I just think it’s ridiculous because they are putting everybody into this category under false pretenses.”

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Here’s an example of how common sense people are getting tired of hearing and seeing the antics and rhetoric being used by animal rights groups. This mainstream group of people that represent greater than 90% of the population is where our story needs to be told. They want to meet a real farmer or rancher and know that you are doing a good job. If we do that, we will be successful.

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