I really think the time has come for PETA to finally come to terms with reality and understand that humans and animals are not equal. I mean, seriously, as an animal lover who owns a dog and just brought home a fish tank today, I really think it’s time for every decent person in America to finally call them out for their bullsh!t. If you didn’t have the chance to read the news story, PETA is suing SeaWorld for violating whales “Constitutional Rights,” invoking the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution, calling the capture and forced performance of killer whales in SeaWorld‘s parks a form of slavery. Yes, PETA believes a whale is more than 3/5th a man….
Look, I’m not a fan of a circus which deals with animals, nor do I get great joy out of going to the Zoo. In fact, whenever I see an animal outside what would be its natural habitat. In fact I actually feel a little guilty seeing some animals in captivity, however, there is no way I could ever, EVER look at the Primate World attraction at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa and equate it to the slavery native Africans endured here in these United States of America. Doing so trivializes slavery and pretty much craps on just about every black person whose ancestors were held in bondage. This isn’t the first time the folks at PETA used horrorific examples of black history in America to spread their beliefs.
I wonder if PETA ever used images of the horrors seen in the Holocaust during World War II to spread their Pro-Animal, Anti-Human propaganda, if their ad campaign would have seen the light of day. Trust, if they ever did, the ACLU would have been all over them. However, since the use of image like the one below shows black folks being lynched, it’s OK.
I understand, this attention whoring group of Animal Rights activists feel the need to spread their agenda, no matter how shocking or offensive it may be, however, it’s time for us all to call them out for their bullshit. Seriously though, how can animals have rights when they are in no way of ever knowing or comprehending the “rights” they have?
I think my anti-PETA stance started with the way Michael Vick was treated during and after his dog fighting scandal. I’m no fan of Michael Vick and could never condone dog fighting, but the way the man was treated during his whole ordeal, one would have thought he was a serial killer.
Hell, there are players in the NFL right now that have committed worse crimes against humanity than Vick, however they never saw the same amount of protest or hate. Sadly, the reason behind this is PETA wants us all to believe that the killing of an animal is the same as the killing of a fellow human. Seriously PETA, STFU.
Having worked at a TV news station in Buffalo NY, I was always annoyed at the amount of animal themed stories producers and reporters used to inject in our nightly newscasts. It really was disheartening, seeing dog and cat stories on a regular basis when there were so many stories concerning PEOPLE who went completely ignored. I’m willing to bet that a PETA activist would gladly step over a homeless man in order to save a rat from a trap, and that there is where the problem lies. People are more important than animals.
These PETA people need to understand, People come first. Like I mentioned above, I love animals, I just love people a whole lot more. My belief in the superiority of man over beast doesn’t necessarily fall on religious beliefs, I just feel it’s a natural one. Man is by far the most advance “animal” on this planet, thus our survival and lifestyle should be above all. Of course, I do believe animals should never be abused, and I’m even open to the closure of Zoos if in exchange we had open wildlife sanctuaries across the US. I just don’t think animals should have rights for the simple fact that they cannot comprehend and will never understand or practice them.
For PETA to simply equate the shame of Slavery to the unfortunate capture and captivity of killer whales in SeaWorld is just plain offensive and wrong. Any person with decency, regardless of “racial” background should be offended at this connection, however since PETA is using Black American history, the connection will be ignored and PETA will continue to crap all over the Black American Experience, because no one will even care.
The following is one of my favorite episodes of the Penn & Teller show Bullsh!t……and yes, PETA, you really are full of it.
Until next time,