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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Is PETA Its Own Greatest Enemy?

I recently became a member of PETA because I admire their investigative arm and their ability to get media attention. And I think that, yes, there is a place for shock value in the animal rights movement. Sometimes you have to have a "bomb-thrower" (figuratively speaking!) in order to always push the boundaries of debate for other groups to then follow.

But sometimes, well, PETA does overdo it. A lot.

This editorial in the Advocate does an excellent job of articulating the problem with PETA. (In fact, I think it also articulates Mr. Barky's problems with PETA as well.)

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Hi Ana,

I guess this answers my question from last week.

I must say that I am inclined to agree with regard to your comments about shock therapy to some degree - if you don't shout out every now and then, then you will never be heard!