knapplc wrote:Art Vandelay wrote:The animal rights movement is basically where it's at today because of PETA. It's never going to reach the point where everyone becomes vegan, but the backlash to fur, factory farms, and other animal abuses that don't involve eating them can be traced almost directly to PETA.
Also, I think PETA's number one priority, regardless of what they may claim, is to promote PETA, and at that, they are very good.
All of which could have been accomplished with an intelligent, well-thought-out campaign aimed at educating people about these abuses rather than shock and scare tactics, assault or bizarre publicity stunts.
I don't know. I mean, it's not as if PETA doesn't have that as well...there's a lot of information out there from PETA that isn't the ridiculous stuff like comparing chickens to Holocaust victims, but it's the shock and scare tactics--as well as the overboard ridiculous stuff like this breast milk request and the Super Bowl ad--that get attention. There's a reason that this, the Super Bowl ad, the ads they put out after the guy was decapitated on the bus in Canada, et al are discussed here and elsewhere, but the less ridiculous stuff isn't. The intelligent, well-thought-out, educational campaigns don't garner the same attention as the shock tactics.