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Re: Reasons to hate PETA
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2012, 06:43:24 pm »
PETA would probably try to compare that to Stockholm Syndrome.

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Re: Reasons to hate PETA
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2012, 08:30:20 pm »
There's a lot of genuine progress to be made. But the worst thing about PETA and the other organizations that PETA supports is that they turn the idea of animal welfare into a joke, something normal people find hard to take seriously.

This. Absolutely this.

I never realised how moronic PETA is. The sad thing is that they probably mean well. And it's not like factory abuse of animals isn't a serious issue that people need to deal with. Just that PETA isn't the group to do that.
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Re: Reasons to hate PETA
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2012, 10:51:00 pm »
Then there's how they tried to turn fish into sea kittens. That was just silly and frivolous.

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Re: Reasons to hate PETA
« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2012, 11:58:45 pm »
Then there's how they tried to turn fish into sea kittens. That was just silly and frivolous.
Didn't Stephen Colbert mock that?

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Re: Reasons to hate PETA
« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2012, 01:08:42 am »
Then there's how they tried to turn fish into sea kittens. That was just silly and frivolous.
Didn't everyone mock that?
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Re: Reasons to hate PETA
« Reply #50 on: July 23, 2012, 02:50:13 am »
If fish are sea kittens, then aren't birds sky puppies?
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Re: Reasons to hate PETA
« Reply #51 on: July 23, 2012, 04:06:56 am »
There's a town in South Dakota called Spearfish (whose official symbol is, well, a fish getting speared) that PETA objected to. They started a campaign to get Spearfish High School to change its name to Sea Kitten High School a few years back. They were naturally laughed into defeat.

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Re: Reasons to hate PETA
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2012, 06:23:48 am »
They also had a campaign to make Hamburg change it's name to Veggieburger or something and I think there is a town called Killfish or something similar Fishkill (The "kill" means creek.) that they protested against, wanting to rename it Fishsave.


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Re: Reasons to hate PETA
« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2012, 04:52:38 pm »
CCF is a "non-profit" shill for the tobacco, alcohol and fast food industries, but in this particular case, nothing they've presented is inaccurate or distorted, and they definitely have the high ground compared to PETA.

This is why I tend to not like this source when arguing with PETA members, because they will point that out in order to invalidate the information that's presented.  It's incredibly stupid that they do, because it leaves the impression that PETA and others like it are completely unbiased without an agenda of their own.

When it comes to criticising PETA, the CCF usually cite their sources pretty well, so you can just "cheat" and show them the evidence directly. (The CCF don't have to resort to fear-mongering and [citation needed] bullshit in this case because their opponents already paint themselves in a bad light, no propaganda required.)

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Re: Reasons to hate PETA
« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2012, 11:54:31 am »
We already have "sea kittens"....they're called CATFISH! *yuk yuk*

Is it me or does a mythical "Sea Kitten" sound cute? It's like some sort of weird anime critter thing, I dunno.....