Monday, January 26, 2009

PETA's dangerous new campaign

Just hot off the press, this story has just gone live about PETA's campaign to rebrand fish as cute and cuddly, and what it means for children's health. I'm expecting one or two comments on this story.

Green.view: Deep-fried kittens

Jan 26th 2009
PETA's dangerous new campaign

PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) claims 2m “members and supporters”, making it the world’s largest animal-rights organisation.

Much of its popularity likely derives from some important work it has done improving the welfare of farm and research animals around the world. But there is another side to animal-rights organisations. Many of them, PETA included, advocate that animals should not be regarded as property (no pets), and should not be used for food (even milk, honey and fish are out), clothing or research. Those who take such a hardline view are a distinct minority. (More...)