Without stretching the truth, the latest plan of the extremists at PETA is quite simply a form of terrorism.
Starting next month, Norfolk-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to hand out “Buckets of Blood” to children outside KFC restaurants and at schools near the restaurants.
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The 5-inch-tall, red-and-white striped containers mimic KFC’s buckets. But instead of fried chicken, each is filled with items including a bag of fake blood and bones, a bloodied plastic chicken and a cardboard caricature of a blood-spattered Colonel Sanders holding a butcher knife toward a terrified-looking chicken.
This latest scheme follows the ugly anti-fur campaign targeting children last Christmas. At holiday performances of The Nutcracker, PETA passed out fliers to little children which included:
. . . a color drawing of a woman plunging a large bloody knife into the belly of a terrified rabbit. The fliers urge kids to “ask your mommy how many dead animals she killed to make her fur clothes.
“And the sooner she stops wearing fur, the sooner the animals will be safe. Until then, keep your doggie or kitty friends away from mommy – she’s an animal killer.”
WIth their latest, PETA’s no doubt running the risk of leaving some children psychologically scarred. And on that basis, legal action should be taken. It seems unlikely that a jury would side with PETA in a case where children are harmed.
In other PETA news, Ozguru reports that they’re going after the commercial rabbit industry in Australia. Rabbits are considered pests, being a scourge on crops and the natural environment. They’re vermin. Of course, in the US, the PETA crowd has always had a fondness for vermin. Over the years, they’ve frequently “rescued” lab rats, mice, weasels and other animals by releasing them to the environment.
On a positive note, the PETA crowd had a setback in Germany in their campaign to portray victims of the holocaust as farm animals. They distributed posters that showed “juxtaposed images of emaciated concentration camp victims with lines of caged chickens.” The court ordered a stop. Meryl Yourish puts the issue in better perspective.
In closing, I have to mention that every time I hear of PETA, I think of a group of people with an extreme obsession with vermin and farm animals. And, frankly, among the three–PETA, vermin, and farm animals–I sometimes get confused as to which is which.
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