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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.   
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Like you care, PETA
So, PETA's started a new website that aims to convert Muslims to veganism and vegetarianism by condescendingly telling Muslims all about their own religion. Their reason for doing it now? An October 2009 Pew Forum study showing that nearly one in four people on the planet is Muslim. Not because, you know, they care about Muslims or respect their religion or think Muslim people are important on their own, regardless of how large a percentage of the population they are. And if PETA had been paying attention, they wouldn't need a Pew study to tell them that Muslims make up a large portion of the world.

I'm also wondering how long it will be before the Muslims they target start to notice that PETA's tactics are not exactly in line with Islamic values. I'm going to guess not long.

posted by The Venerable Vegan Empress @ 5:49 PM   3 comments
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Care to elaborate, Daily Telegraph?

I can't say I've ever read a less informative news story in my life. If anybody can tell me what's going on here, I owe you a Tofutti Cutie. All I can say right now is that this picture seriously freaks me out.

Jess Origliasso scarred after PETA campaign

Jess Origliasso

Battle scars ... Jess Origliasso / Pic: Facebook Source: The Daily Telegraph

SHE wasn't doused with paint or sent a threatening letter, but Veronicas twin Jess Origliasso was not unscarred when she left a photoshoot with PETA this week.

The bleached star, who caught animal rights activists' attention by wearing a jacket saying "f . . . fur" earlier this year, was left with a cut above her eye after doing the hands-on campaign.

Jess and sister Lisa will head home in the coming weeks to start pre-production on their anticipated third album - three years after writing their last offering Hook Me Up.

"We're taking our time to experiment and push the assumption of what people think they know about The Veronicas," she said.

posted by The Venerable Vegan Empress @ 7:40 PM   3 comments
Uh oh, does PETA know about this?

(Not a post about anything PETA has done lately, but something that reminded me of them...) 

I have to say, I really love Google News' way of picking pictures to go with their front-page stories. Like the other day, when they had an article about Gordon Brown accompanied by a picture of Tony Blair. But today has to be my all time favorite so far:

Wait, is that Ronald McDonald in the picture accompanying the Pakistani military story? Has he joined their military? Are conservatives across America going to join PETA in branding Ronald McDonald a terrorist? Or maybe he's just also concerned about the US aid bill, to which I say, it's about damn time Ronald McDonald started taking an interest in international affairs. Before this, nobody knew ANYTHING about the guy, save that he has really shitty taste in food. Perhaps this will help humanize him a bit more for his audience, although I am not entirely convinced that middle America will appreciate learning that Ronald is siding with the Half-Breed Muslin Terrorist Conspiracy From Hell. Reading through the story, it does not once mention McDonald's or anything remotely Ronald-related, which means that I can a) continue to indulge my imagination in RM's connection to the Pakistani military (is he trading French fries for nukes? Can we somehow blame the French for this?) or b) I can Google and get to the bottom of this very important development. In my ongoing quest to Know Everything, I chose "b."

Well, I am now officially deflated. It turns out that Ronald is not involved in any sort of international intrigue. He -- or rather, a statue of him -- was actually just getting cozy with two guys in Islamabad who have opinions on the US aid bill, as mentioned in a different story in a New York Times blog. One would assume, then, that Google News must have a bot that picks the pictures to go with their stories, and that their front page editors drink a lot of whiskey. And here I was totally hoping to see PETA pick a fight with the Pakistani military.
Damn you, reality (and Google)!

posted by The Venerable Vegan Empress @ 5:03 PM   1 comments

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