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This is a blog for animal rights activists who are concerned about the misogynist, racist, homophobic and transphobic tactics used by PETA.   
Monday, March 16, 2009
Famous dude gets fat sucked out for PETA
In this post, I wrote about how PETA encourages people to have cosmetic procedures that are tested on animals and how their tactics only encourage the continued exploitation of animals for beauty. Well, I never quite expected that anybody would directly attribute their cosmetic surgery to PETA, but it looks like former child star Corey Feldman got liposuction last year after seeing a PETA poster of himself in which he apparently felt his stomach looked fat and disgusting (it didn't, though of course Susie Feldman looks like a total helpless object in a way that Yoko Ono never did in the bed-in photos.)

It will probably shock exactly no one who read my Blasphemy post to learn that liposuction is tested on animals:

In the animal studies, it appears that tumescent liposuction combined with microwave power between 30–40 W yields less blood in the suctioned fat while improving the ease of passing the cannula.

If you don't have access to the link, don't worry -- all you need to know is in the part I quoted. (That is, unless you want to see the really nasty fat pictures that went with it.) If you want to find out more about how you can look PETA-fabulous with the help of this animal-tested, PETA-approved procedure, Google's got the goods.

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: PETA's beauty standards are not compatible with animal rights or respect for the environment. They never have been, and they never will be.

Edited to add: Shit, I just reread this post and wanted to clarify that by "nasty fat pictures" I mean actual pictures of fat that's been sucked out of people and, I don't know, microwaved or whatever it is that gets done to sucked-out fat in this study. It's nasty because it's something best left inside one's body and not microwaved, kind of like a heart, pictures of which also gross me out.

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