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PETA, please don’t do “don’t be that guy”

Posted by Tom Megginson | 29-01-2014 17:10 | Category: Animal rights

PETA, please don't do don't be that guy

The campaign is actually about how you look like “a horse’s ass” when you spout clichéd arguments against not eating meat.

Peta: a horse's ass

So why call it “don’t be that guy”? Especially when that (admittedly common) phrase is currently “owned” by a very powerful anti-rape campaign?

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PETA PSA compares irresponsible “pet parents” to real ones

Posted by Tom Megginson | 28-01-2014 17:24 | Category: Animal rights

Update: PSA is from 2008. It was just recently recirculated.

PETA PSA compares irresponsible pet parents to real ones

The device of absurd comparison is not exactly groundbreaking, but at least this PETA PSA features some good writing and funny acting:

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PETA suggests delaying ejaculation by thinking of Fidel Castro… or going vegan

Posted by Tom Megginson | 2-01-2014 17:44 | Category: Animal rights

PETA suggests delaying ejaculation by thinking of Fidel Castro… or going vegan

PETA are at it again, using sex, shock tactics and questionable health claims to promote a vegan diet:

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PETA appropriates the experiences of human sex abuse survivors

Posted by Tom Megginson | 2-12-2013 19:43 | Category: Animal rights

PETA appropriates the experiences of human sex abuse survivors

Remember Amanda Todd? She documented her story of being sexually bullied and humiliated with cards like this. Project Unbreakable uses the same format to help rape survivors confront their rapists in front of the whole world.

Now, PETA:

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Naked beauty queens against fur

Posted by Tom Megginson | 14-06-2013 00:15 | Category: Animal rights


PETA is up to it again, gaining easy publicity (yes, I get the irony that I’m posting it here) by convincing women to appear nude in their ads. This time, it’s Miss USA pageant winners Susie Castillo, Shandi Finnessey, Shanna Moakler, and Alyssa Campanella.

“I was so disgusted that I would wear this skin of this living being on my body and consider myself beautiful,” Ms. Finnessey says in the press release. “What would happen if that happened to a human being? We would be outraged. So what’s the difference?”

No animals were exploited in the making of this ad. Well, maybe one species.

Yes, I am cynical. Video below:

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David Cross’s PETA ad is actually pretty awesome

Posted by Tom Megginson | 26-05-2013 17:20 | Category: Animal rights


For those of you who haven’t followed the American TV comedy Arrested Development, Cross plays former analyst/therapist Tobias Fünke, a member of the tragicomic Bluth family by marriage. His total lack of self-awareness, including the implication that he is homosexual, is played for awkward laughs, as is his rare psychological disorder of “never-nude” syndrome:

Tobias suffers from “never-nude” syndrome (which, as the narrator states, is “exactly what it sounds like”) and wears denim cut-off shorts under his underwear (and underneath that, a tube sock) at all times in order to avoid anyone (including himself and his wife) seeing his genitalia. The condition is similar to severe gymnophobia, although it is portrayed humorously. In the episode “In God We Trust”, he attempts to reach out to his nephew George Michael during his tenure in the “Adam” muscle-suit for the “Living Classics Pageant” mistakenly assuming they have the same phobia (in reality, George Michael is trying to impress his cousin, Maeby). He conquers this for a time in the middle of Season 1, but after a close-up picture of his genitalia is shown on the evening news (where it has been mistaken for a photo showing evidence of WMDs in Iraq), he is driven back to the cut-offs.

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PETA claims vegans are sex animals

Posted by Tom Megginson | 8-05-2013 04:23 | Category: Animal rights

PETA claims vegans are sex animals

The science is questionable. I’m pretty sure that carnivorous animals have lots of intercourse, too, and most animal sex (with exceptions such as bonobos and their uptight primate cousins, humans) is pretty nasty, brutish and short.

However, I’ll still commend PETA for producing a “sexy vegan” PSA that doesn’t denigrate women, or human sexuality in general:

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The anti-drug ads from PETA

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 2-05-2013 22:45 | Category: Animal rights, Drugs

PETA horse racing drugs Kentucky Derby

It’s a historic day. The day that PETA came with ads without nudity.
It’s about horses. And drugs. In the year in which we are ashamed about Lance Armstrong. And there is more which we should be ashamed: horse racing.

These new ads are made for PETA’s mobile billboard and will be displayed to visitors of the 2013 Kentucky Derby.
The billboard draws attention to the misuse of both “therapeutic” and illegal drugs that the racing industry uses to keep injured and tired horses running, leading to the deadly breakdown of more than three horses every day on U.S. racetracks.

PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo: “The biggest tradition in thoroughbred racing isn’t fancy hats or cocktails—it’s illegal drugs that cause countless tragic breakdowns and the deaths of dozens of horses on racetracks every week. PETA’s message to people who care about animals is that when it comes to horse races, don’t attend ‘em, don’t watch ‘em, and don’t bet on ‘em.”

Horses who survive being pumped full of performance-enhancing drugs and being forced to run at breakneck speed face another threat: When thoroughbreds can no longer run, they are often sold at auction, packed onto crowded trucks, and shipped to slaughterhouses, where they are shot in the head, are hoisted into the air by one leg, and have their throats slit so that their flesh can be sold for human consumption.

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PETA uses Manti Te’o's fake girlfriend to promote faux chicken

Posted by Tom Megginson | 29-01-2013 01:38 | Category: Animal rights


When PETA isn’t convincing allied celebrities to get naked for animal rights, it gets attention by celebrating other famous people’s public humiliations.

Manti Te’o is a linebacker on the University of Notre Dame’s legendary football team. He has also been the object of ridicule, lately, over the revelation that his “girlfriend” whose death he was mourning doesn’t exist.

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TV actress gets naked, painted, de-nippled for PETA climate change ad

Posted by Tom Megginson | 27-01-2013 00:37 | Category: Animal rights


Margaret Denise Quigley (“Maggie Q”) is an American model and actress, currently known for her role in the title role of the TV series Nikita. A devoted vegan and animal rights activist, she has disrobed for PETA before, once covering her private parts in lettuce leaves and another time with chili peppers.

This time, it’s body paint to represent the planet Earth. The message is about the relationship between meat consumption and climate change.

From the PETA news release:

The meat industry is a leading cause of the greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change. According to the United Nations, a global shift toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change, and researchers at the University of Chicago concluded that switching from a standard American diet to a vegan diet is more effective than switching from a standard American car to a hybrid.

The image is featured on a billboard on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip at La Cienega. It’s pretty standard PETA strategy, but considering how much the organization (and the celebrities who love it) enjoy getting attention through nudity, it’s odd that they chose to remove Ms. Quigley’s nipples. Sure, American media regulators are pretty terrified by women’s areola. But the awkward “Barbie boobs” must certainly qualify as a Photoshop Disaster.

See the complete image below:

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