Thursday, January 8, 2009

PETA: Take Your Endorsement and Shove It

When the BBC aired the documentary "Pedigree Dogs Exposed", there was much speculation on dog forums and mailing lists that the film was funded by, or otherwise affiliated with, animal rights extremists. Never one to miss an opportunity for free publicity, PETA has now gotten on board:

“I am horrified that PETA is using the film to further its own, warped agenda,” says Jemima Harrison, of Passionate Productions, which made the film for the BBC. “Our film is about animal welfare, not animal rights.

“PETA’s animal welfare record is appalling. It kills 97 per cent of the dogs that come to its shelters and admits its ultimate aim is to rid the world of what it calls the “domestic enslavement” of dogs as either pets or working dogs.

And if that ain't clear enough, Ms. Harrison adds:

“PETA is a bunch of crackpots who do not care about anything but publicity and making money."
I guess that answers that.

On balance, one must admit that PETA is a bunch of crackpots who are very good at publicity and making money. Hey, I gotta be fair.

H/T to Terrierman.


jan said...

Their latest thing is to try to get people to change fish names to "ocean kittens" so people won't eat them or keep them in aquariums. No sane person could think of that.

Caveat said...

Yes, I like to let my 'sea kittens' sleep on the bed instead of in a cramped lily pool or aquarium. So much cosier for them.

YesBiscuit! said...

I'm thinking of the old commercial jingle: What's the best tuna? Kitten of the sea...

Flu-Bird said...

PETA are a bunch of stupid drug infested LSD induced hippy freaks with their brains the size of peas i mean PETA killed more animals then MICHEAL VICK and then PETA puts on absolutly brainless ads PETA IS STUPID