The people of Wichita, Kansas are still in mourning after the murder of Dr. Tiller. This man was harassed assaulted and finally murdered for helping women to exercise their reproductive rights. PETA in its infinite wisdom has decided that once again this is a perfect opportunity to display its ignorant, callous nature by exploiting this incident.
Lindsay Rajt, campaign manager for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the billboards were prompted by the recent shooting death of abortion doctor George Tiller, who was killed Sunday at his church.
"The discussion of the value of life is front and center right now in the public conversation," Rajt said.
"We think we would be irresponsible if we don't talk about how we're all guilty of extreme cruelty to animals every time we sit down to a meal that includes meat."
PETA remains clueless. I certainly do not believe in animal cruelty but to equate that to the cold blooded murder of a man that tried to do good in this world is disgusting,. How does exploiting the death of a man legitimize their concerns? Call me a speciesist but where is their concern for this mans loved ones?
PETA has a history of being obtuse in their advertisement campaigns. They continually reproduce harmful constructions reducing those that are the most socially vulnerable for gain. It is not edgy or avant garde to protest in this way; it simply reveals a stunning disregard for life, which is counter to their so-called mandate.
PETA operates under the impression that any kind of media attention is good. Instead of making people sympathetic to their cause actions like this raise disgust. I have yet to see a PETA campaign that did not inspire me to eat a T-Bone steak. You cannot raise awareness through devaluation.
once again PETA: FAIL, FAIL, FAIL