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Old 12-20-2003, 09:01 AM   #1
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"Your Mommy Kills Animals"

The latest PETA tactic..what do you think of this?

I'm definitely a supporter of animal rights ( but not necessarily of all the tactics of PETA), but for me involving children in this manner goes too far. It's the mother's choice to wear fur, the kids have nothing to do with that.

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,...842582,00.html
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if i had kids and i was comming out of this theatre with them and one of these PETA punks handed that flier to them i'd knock the sonbitch right out.
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Egads. I'm against cruelty to animals but that's cruel to kids. That's horrible.
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I disagree with their tactics, although I'm not so sure Headache-style violence is the way to go...

This actually reminds me of a group of pro-lifers who thought it would be a great idea to stand outside schools and churches holding placards and handing out leaflets with *extremely* graphic pro-life images on them.
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This actually reminds me of a group of pro-lifers who thought it would be a great idea to stand outside schools and churches holding placards and handing out leaflets with *extremely* graphic pro-life images on them.




A few years ago, I was picking my older son up from school and in the backseat was my youngest and one of his friends...they were maybe 10 or 11 at the time. As we made our way to the driveway to pull out of the school, I looked to my left and noticed a group of pro-life demonstrators on the sidewalk and as my car neared the driveway, they ran up and put an 8 foot high poster depicting one of those extremely graphic images up to window of my car, right where my 10 year old son was sitting. I was stuck in the driveway because of cross traffic and had nowhere to go so all I could do was tell him not to look.

These kinds of tactics piss me off to no end...let ME do the parenting of my own children please. I understand PETA's mission to protect animals and but I totally disagree with the way they carry out some of their campaigns.
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PETA are left-wing extremists, although not as extreme as the Earth Liberation Front (ELF).

I really think they've quite lost all their credibility in the last few years.

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leaflets with *extremely* graphic pro-life images on them.
Actually, pro-life images are pictures of babies. Pro-abortion images are pictures of mutilated fetuses.
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Even though I agree with PETA, they are hurting their cause more than helping it by going about it in such extreme ways
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Actually, pro-life images are pictures of babies. Pro-abortion images are pictures of mutilated fetuses.
I've never in my life seen a pro-choice campaign that used pictures of aborted fetuses. I would think it would be a phenomally unsuccessful tactic.
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I've never in my life seen a pro-choice campaign that used pictures of aborted fetuses. I would think it would be a phenomally unsuccessful tactic.
Agreed. I've never heard of pro-choice people doing that, either.

Anywho...yeah...this isn't exactly screaming brilliance on PETA's part. I've never understood why people would want to wear fur, either, but...I dunno, to each their own, I guess. This isn't the way to try and stop people from wearing it.

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I think that is in poor taste...it's disturbing.

PETA hates me anyway though. I have a fur coat.
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I've never in my life seen a pro-choice campaign that used pictures of aborted fetuses. I would think it would be a phenomally unsuccessful tactic.
Sorry if my comment was confusing. It was part sarcasm - part reality. Of course pro-choice campaigns would not want to show the results of abortion.
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PETA are left-wing extremists, although not as extreme as the Earth Liberation Front (ELF).

I really think they've quite lost all their credibility in the last few years.

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well, if this is anything to go by then I agree with you

this borders on lunatic behaviour
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Sorry if my comment was confusing. It was part sarcasm - part reality. Of course pro-choice campaigns would not want to show the results of abortion.
But surely pro-life campaigners shouldn't wish to show those pictures to young children, which was the point I was making in my first post. You were one of the first to condemn PETA's tactics so I assume you don't think it's acceptable for a pro-life group to act in the same way?
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