Students at a Des Moines school pelted PETA protesters who were there to ask students not to drink milk.
Peta protesteor pelted with snowballs.
Note to self
Happy! Not that I have anything against PETA; but they do such dumb things!
I think the movie PCU had it right…throw pounds and pounds of ground beef and other products on the protesters. That’s be pretty funny. Where is the symbolism in snowballs?
Hey! Did that snow ask to be thrown? Let’s put an end to this senseless abuse of frozen water! Think of all the ice condemned to a melting death in drinks all across the world!
Thank You for that story… Made my morning. I truely detest the organization in question, and it’s nice to see some students taking a stand.
I wonder how much difficulty the school official, who must have repremand them for the act, had keeping a straight face.
GAAH! I have to share this, but don’t have the magazine handy to provide actual references…
I read an article in Reason magazine within the last year (the issue with a bright-yellow cover, I think) that quoted the Head-PETA-honchette as saying something to the effect of “Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but this year alone over six BILLION broiler chickens will be killed”.
Eating a chicken is the moral equivalent of committing genocide?
Am I being overly sensitive? I’m not a PC-concious person, but this bugged even me. I knew the PETA people were insane, but I couldn’t believe she had the audacity to say that.
I must go home and search for the article now. PLEASE, if some else saw that article, please put the actual quote up here.
Here’s a link to the article. and here’s the quote (from the article):
“Six million Jews died in concentration camps,” Newkirk said, “but 6 billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughterhouses.”
[sub]I’m sorry, I just needed some room between my name and that quote[/sub]
starts countdown for this to get moved to the Pit
And I’m sorry…the kids were disrespectful. If I had done that when I was a kid, I would have been in DEEP trouble. Even if I had hit, say…Pat Buchanan.
PETA, pelted …
PETA Protests Public Pelting – story at 11.
They most certainly were. I applaud them.
Yeah, but some things are just worth it.
I ask myself, though, were they throwing snowballs because they’re just plain disrespectful and contrary; or becuase it was, y’know, PETA?
Too bad they were pelting and not scalping…
D’OH, did I say that out loud. :eek:
It doesn’t have to end up in the Pit. I think all sane people agree that the above quote (relating the Holocaust to killing chickens for dinner) is tasteless, ludicrous, and a disgrace.
I don’t think this will turn into a debate either. I just think the OP wanted to share a story he found funny. It stays here for now.
[Settles in to his chair.]
Anyone have a toothpick?
(I think my sig is most appropriate for this thread, if I do say so myself…)
I can just picture a new survival game show, where PETA, Sierra Club, Earth First, and otherlike-minded enviro-nazis are stranded on an island; PETA wouldn’t harm the fauna and the others wouldn’t touch the flora.
They could protest and picket each other and the bets would be on when the cannibalism would start…
I just wish Peta would protset here in Clemson. We don’t get much snow here, but we have rocks…big ones.
Oboy, we’re throwing names around!
Lessee, the PETA loonies aren’t an environmental group; they’re an animal-rights group, in the same manner that National Right-to-Life is a fetal-rights group. Any effect that the policies of either would have on the environment is secondary.
Earth First!, IIRC, decided early on that they weren’t even going to be an organization, so they don’t have any program per se.
That leaves the Sierra Club, which is hardly anybody’s idea of jackbooted thugs.
Me, I’d like to see the members of the Christian Coalition, Focus on the Family, and all of their fellow-traveler groups, all the members of Confederate-sympathizer organizations, the members of every private ‘militia’ group, and other like-minded types stranded on an island.
Not because I’d like to see what happened to them, but to improve the rest of the world.
What’s a “Confederate-sympathizer organization”? And what’s wrong with private militias?
The folks who toss red paint on women wearing fur coats… PETA members? Probably. And what goes around, comes around. And milk washes out better than red paint does.
It was a one-sided food-fight. Detention for those little hoodlums!
As repugnant as I consider Buchanan, I’d give the guy the opportunity to speak. He’s (reportedly) open to discussion, which is more than can be said for the PETA jerks. PETA’s style is confrontation. Too fucking bad if they catch a little blowback. They self-righteously set the tone, so they have no one to blame but themselves.
Funny y’all should mention the PCU hamburger-throwing scene…upon reading the thread title, I was expecting a story about PETA members being showered with fox and beaver skins.
Come on, it’s just PETA. Don’t fall for it. Most animal-rights activists make fun of them, but even more hilarious are the people who go into conniptions about PETA, which is exactly what PETA is hoping will happen. If they really bother you, ignore them.
Considering the number of PETA threads I’ve seen since I got here, I’d say they’re doing a great job of problematizing animal rights issues because people can’t ignore them. They don’t necessarily change your mind, but they make a talking point out of something that previously was a total non-issue.
And if I was a kid, I’d throw snowballs at anyone, anytime. We never had snowballs where I grew up.