Friday, April 14, 2006

Needed: People for the Un-insulting Treatment of People

Photo Credit: KSBY, NBC Channel 6

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) do not have a clue when it comes to drawing analogies that strike a chord with other people with whom they would like sway to their cause.

Earlier this week in an open demonstration on the UC Santa Barbara campus, PETA erected a large billboard that created quite a stir. The billboard had images and a message comparing the lynching of two black men to the killing of animals for food. When a PETA spokeswoman offered her defense of the exhibition, emotions boiled over, especially among African-American students.

Not long after the controversial exhibit was put up, something blew it over. It's unclear whether it was a gust of wind or something else. The PETA protesters quickly decided that it was time to pack it up. UCSB police were on hand during the shouting match, but both sides were peaceful.
(Report from KSBY Channel 6 titled - "PETA banner sparks students' ire", Wednesday, April 12, 2006, By: Matt Cota)
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This is not the first time PETA has put their foot in it. This organization compares the treatment of chickens for food to the Holocaust. These tactics employed by PETA are prime examples of when over-reaching as an art form becomes detrimental to ones cause. Do ya' think?

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