I say it at least 10 times aÂ year but PETA has horrendous PR people.Â They seem to think that any publicity is good publicity and to be honest, when you’re activist and trying to get people to support your cause, coming off as giant douches is never a good look.Â PETA doesn’t seem to get that though:
SAN DIEGO (AP) â€” A federal court is being asked to grant constitutional rights to five killer whales who perform at marine parks â€” an unprecedented and perhaps quixotic legal action that is nonetheless likely to stoke an ongoing, intense debate at America’s law schools over expansion of animal rights.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is accusing the SeaWorld parks of keeping five star-performer whales in conditions that violate the 13th Amendment ban on slavery. SeaWorld depicted the suit as baseless. (Source)
Slaves though?Â Really?Â They’re trying to say the Killer Whale being locked in captivity violates the laws against slavery?
Seriously, PETA needs to realize their push to get animals treated like humans is never going to play out. Do I think SeaWorld is great for sea animals? No. I’d actually be okay with SeaWorld being reformed or even having some of their animals shows shut down But when PETA tries to tell me that SeaWorld is holding animals in “slavery”, as a descendent of slaves…I want them to go fuck themselves. Any chance of me stepping onto PETA’s side has now gone out the window. Think about the ramifications of this if this actually supported by the courts? Can’t give your kids a tank of goldfish for their birthday because you’re holding those fish in slavery. What a dog? Well you can’t put it on a leash because its a “free dog”. It’ll come home to you when it wants because it has its own mind and ability to think and do what it wants. And don’t get me started on farm animals. PETA would have us paying cows & horses minimum wage.
PETA needs to learn to tone it down. They can’t be gaining support and new members with these douche tactics. And whatever new members they get pale in comparison to the people they piss off (who could support them). Animals are NOT people. We’re at the top of the food chain. I’m all for ending animal abuse but the idea that animals have the same rights as humans is fucking laughable.