This makes me so fucking angry I’m having trouble finding words, but I’ll do my best.
I’m sure that by now everybody knows the story of Tim McLean. if you don’t, he’s the guy who was killed in the horrible Greyhound murder last week. I’m also sure that everybody reading this understands what a senseless and tragic event the attack was. Well, almost everybody, and that’s the problem.
the folks who don’t seem to get it belong to PETA, which should come as a shock to exactly0 of you. It shouldn’t shock me either since they have a history of doing this kind of shit, but there’s something about this
that’s particularly disgusting.
The group has created an advertisement comparing the actions of Vince Weiguang Li and the horrible fate of Tim McLean to violence against animals.
“PETA’s ad…is meant to spur people to think about the terror and pain experienced by animals who are raised and killed for food,” says a statement on the groups website. “The group aims to demonstrate that animals — just like humans — are made of flesh, blood, and bone and deserve protection from needless killing.”
I’d tell you who doesn’t deserve protection from non-needless killing, but I’m sure you already know.
Listen up you fuckers, and listen good. There’s a big difference between Tim McLean and the cow that’s bound for my grill tonight. Tim McLean wasn’t grown for food. He may have become food in the end, but that was nobody’s intent aside from one maniac. Like it or not, most of us eat animals. We like them, they taste good. Serving them up is one of those luxuries that comes with being at the top of the food chain. Get used to it. I’m not trying to say that bad things don’t happen to some of those animals and that there aren’t some issues that need serious examination, but comparing the 2 situations isn’t going to help the cause along. Sure you’re getting people talking, but the majority of them are going to be people like me, people who can see your thought provoking marketing for the disingenuous bullshit it really is. So do me a favour. Go back to
killing most of the animals you’re supposed to be rescuing
and leave the social commentary to the rest of us.