PETA'S INSANE ADVERTISING IDEA - ATTACK CHILDREN
As we all know, PETA has a long history of targeting the most susceptible group in society, children, through emotional arguments, gory pictures and manipulation. They wait outside to protest at schools, provide ‘fun’ and interactive games for kids, and have an entire youth division devoted to advertisement geared towards children. They even have a “PETA Kids” mailing list so that they can send their propaganda directly to their youth targets. Recently, they sent out an email to their PETA Kids members asking them: “Are You Accidentally Supporting Slavery?” It also included a video which compared circuses, zoo, and marine park animals to slaves. Their demeaning of the long and terrible history associated with slavery is offensive enough, but sending that to children is stepping way over the line.
PETA ran a similar campaign geared towards adults in 2005, but the negative response was so strong that they took a step back to rethink their actions. After patiently biding their time, they ran the same comparison again in 2011 AND 2014.
This is not the only devastating human plight that PETA has trivialized. This ‘animal rights’ organization ran a “Holocaust on Your Plate” movement that attacked meat consumption, compared dog shows to the KKK, used sexist remarks, displayed women as objects, claimed milk caused autism, and poked fun at obesity, among several horrible campaigns. They’ve shown a gross misunderstanding of these situations, and have proven over time that absolutely nothing is off limits when it comes to their attempts at brainwashing the masses into radical activism.
Just like the negative ramifications PETA’s ads have caused for SeaWorld, their rhetoric aligning zoos and slavery cause people to overlook the fact that performing animals are well cared for and make a positve contribution to both animals and society. Animal performances celebrate animals, educate the public, and encourage productive conversations about habitat preservation and animal welfare - all while going to tremendous efforts to keep these animals safe and thriving. These institutions play a crucial role in society, and an even more important and lasting effect on the lives of our children.
In response, PETA has hoped to create their own lasting effect, except that it is one of fear and emotional intimidation. Under the banner of ‘animal rights,’ PETA wants to take these wonderful places, ones we all visited when we were children, away from our families. They target children with the hopes of making them feel guilty if they enjoy looking at exotic animals in a zoo or have fun watching the plethora of fish in an aquarium. They would rather have these children grow up without contact with animals, which will limit their appreciation of them and their opportunities to learn about each species.
It is one thing to spread filth to grown adults who can decipher the information (or misinformation, in PETA’s case) for themselves, but when you attack our nation’s children with scare tactics, you’ve clearly lost all touch with reality.