PETA: PLEASE LET THEM LEARN TO FETCH
You may recall the Nationwide commercial from Super Bowl Sunday that made a significant impact on viewers, or if not you probably heard about it from someone. The commercial depicts a young boy lamenting that he'll never get to experience certain aspects of life because of his untimely death due to a preventable accident. The ad was controversial to some degree for its depressing nature, especially during the Super Bowl when most commercials are fun-spirited, and it generated a great deal of conversation on the topic. When you get past the sorrowful nature of the commercial, the message Nationwide is trying to convey is that there are many accidental deaths that can be prevented by taking extra measures to "Make Safe Happen". The Center for Consumer Freedom applied this tagline to a new spoof of that campaign that chastises PETA for its past and current actions. A puppy replaces the young boy in this scenario and mentions how it won't be able to enjoy life because PETA killed it. The group is reportedly responsible for over 33,000 animal deaths in the past 17 years. In fact, the numbers could be much higher given other allegations that they ordered many euthanizations to be done off the records. Most, if not all, of these deaths would be prevented if the "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" lived up to its moniker. Unfortunately, that is not typically the case. The goal of the spoof is to encourage those who care about the welfare of these animals to support a local shelter instead of PETA. It's the best way to guarantee that their money goes towards a worthwhile cause. PETA tends to ignore such causes in favor of using its massive budget towards a more harmful approach to animal populations. They claim that they want to wipe out animal homelessness by stopping it at its source. Through this warped justification, they send out their field workers to gather up these animals, many of which already have loving homes, and unmercifully execute them. It simply makes no sense from an organization that pushes the message of equal rights for humans and animals, or even one that has the basic understanding of compassion. For more details on evidence of PETA's violent behavior, go to PETAKillsAnimals.com (Warning: Some of the imagery is graphic).