Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Tomorrow is the Ides of March. Meat-bearing animals, beware!

Yes, March 15 is the fifth annual EATAPETA Day: International Eat A Tasty Animal for PETA Day.


Let’s go back five years and ask Meryl Yourish, originator of this fine tradition:
PETA has started yet another offensive ad campaign. This one really reaches bottom - they are using Holocaust terminology, quotes, and pictures to liken the “slaughter” of animals to the slaughter of the Jews by the Nazis...

...So let’s make up our own outrageous publicity stunt. Let’s designate March 15th as International Eat an Animal for PETA Day. Everybody set the date on your calendar, and either go out and enjoy a great steak, or cook one at home. Or cook up some chicken or fish or anything else that PETA wouldn’t want you to eat.
Planning a big, beefy feast? Gonna choke down some chicken? Make an event of it: register it at the PETA Is Full Of Crap site and join the crowd of people who want to rub it in PETA’s collective faces.

Like Meryl, I despise PETA’s revolting publicity antics, their advertising campaigns that equate the human exploitation of animal species for food to human exploitation for labor (slavery, i.e.) or the systematic genocidal murder of other humans. It is insulting to humans, and I am not ashamed to admit that I am a Speciesist.

I’m against gratuitous cruelty to animals, make no mistake. But I’m also a “Humans Firster.” A Speciesist. I’m happy that we occupy that little spot close to the top of the Food Chain. Would you rather have it any other way?

Me, I think I’ll have a nice, thick steak. What are you having?

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