PETA UPSET OVER BAAAAAAAAAD LANGUAGE
In our latest edition of 'PETA Has Nothing Better to Do', we cover the radical animal rights organization's cross-continental adventures in Australia. This time, they picked a fight with a sheep farmer over some apparently graphic language one of his employees used in front of the herd.
Last month, an undercover PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) operative filmed the employee using bad words and sent the tape in to Australia's RSPCA as a complaint that this was verbal abuse against the animals.
Really? They claim that this was verbal abuse? This is assuming that these sheep understand the finer points of the English language, and that they also have deep complex emotional responses to those specific words.
Well, this must be true if PETA says so, right? They would never make a ridiculous claim to gain media attention, would they?
Another laughable notion is that PETA could get offended by anything, given their gross misuse of any subject in their public fundraising/awareness campaigns. This includes anything from comparing meat consumption to the Holocaust, comparing meat eaters to the KKK, sexualizing women for the sake of animal rights, and even exploiting children just to make a few bucks.
But yes, PETA, draw the line at foul language in a private setting.
Thankfully, the tape sent to the RSPCA was inadmissible and the case went nowhere.
The farmer had a good sense of humor about it least. He was quoted as saying, “I still haven’t had a sheep come to me [to complain]. They didn’t even look offended to me after they were shorn.”
Looks like it's back to the drawing board for PETA, as they look towards their next publicity stunts both here in the U.S. and abroad. Perhaps they could use some ideas. We can help with that. How about suing humans for building bird houses too small and claim that they aren't proper conditions for housing birds? Or maybe they can go after people who use bug spray, saying that it violates the insects' right to clean air?
Do you have any other ideas we can pass along to them?