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Fri Jan 31, 2020, 05:42 PM

PETA consistently targets black Americans

For many years, the animal rights organization has targeted and attacked black Americans with the most vicious and dehumanizing language they can use. Aretha Franklin was a gigantic target of their hate. Many other black people have been targeted by the group.

And now they want to run a commercial comparing black people to animals and suggesting that speciesism is more important than racism.

A lot of people don't know that the group has strong loyalty to the white race. I detest that organization.

https://sports.yahoo.com/peta-claims-nfl-blocked-a-colin-kaepernickthemed-super-bowl-commercial-featuring-animals-kneeling-181433909.html

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bluedye33139 Jan 2020 OP
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Mosby Jan 2020 #2
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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 05:45 PM

1. A scholar discusses the group's racist worldview

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1468796819873101

If you have access to scholarly databases, the entire piece is worth reading.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 06:35 PM

2. The article said nothing about race.

In fact it said this:

The National Football League apparently found our new Colin Kaepernick-inspired ad — with its message of inclusion and respect — too daring and pressured FOX to snub our commercial,” the group said in a message shared on its website. “PETA worked with a talented group of advertisers and artists who came up with the idea for our beautiful ad. Positively acknowledged by Kaepernick himself, this project pays homage to all movements that remind us to open our hearts and minds and reject all forms of injustice, including sexism, ableism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and speciesism. … The NFL may be unconcerned with inequality, but we at PETA are activists who will continue to work to dismantle all forms oppression.”


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Response to Mosby (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 06:36 PM

3. You don't know who Colin Kaepernick is?

It doesn't bother you at all that the commercial has animals substituted in for black American football players?

I also posted links to some of the scholarship about the group. Possibly, read those articles.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 06:38 PM

5. Kap approved the ad.

I'm not a big fan of PETA, but accusing them of racism is a total stretch.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 06:41 PM

6. Using figurative language involving animals

is as bad as racist verbal attacks.

That was another of their great pieces.

The attacks on Aretha Franklin used extremely dehumanizing language.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 06:41 PM

7. So caring about animal abuse is a form of white privilege?

I think I need to log off the internets for a bit.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 06:43 PM

8. No.

As scholars have noted, there is no necessary reason why the animal rights movement is white normative and excludes people of color.

There is no logical reason for the organization to have the history that it does. It's simply the preference of Ingrid newkirk.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 06:46 PM

9. Ok, I'll take some time later to read about this.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 07:38 PM

10. She wanted breed banning. PETA killed healthy companion animals while they pretended to

they were going to care for them in shelters. This is all documented and led to a change in local law. So, since I know about their gross past behavior, I am not surprised to hear they are racist. I would never donate to them.

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 08:24 PM

11. You are repeating half-truths of a right-wing lobbying group.

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Response to yewberry (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 08:35 PM

12. No. I am not. Look up Nathan Winograd, a no-kill shelter movement leader. BS this was RW rumor.

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I am in touch with thousands in the animal welfare community where this is well known. Has nothing to do with any “wings” politically.

PETA did a great job educating the public about factory farming, the plight of circus animals, the many ways animals are exploited and forced to suffer all over the world, but its record on domestic companion animals has not been good. And with all their lawyers, they settled for watered down legislation on AG industry and failed to go to bat in CA on muni dog shelter issues.

All this is well known. They tried to explain themselves, but came up short.

Some good info here including evidence. Photos are gruesome. The initial record was established in No. VA. In 2013. But the situation continues. PETA’s actions in North Virginia led to a local law demanding that shelters account for animals they euthanize.

https://www.petakillsanimals.com/proof-peta-kills/

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 09:55 PM

13. You are, unfortunately.

As much as I'd like to believe in no-kill shelters, I can't. No-kills are simply unsustainable because there are too many animals without homes. Over 6 million animals are left at US animal shelters annually-- there are too many of them to re-home. Half of them are euthanized, but no-kill shelters are too busy keeping their hands clean rather than addressing the problem. True no-kill goals can only come from spy-and-neuter programs.

In all honesty, I have very mixed feelings about peta. However, the ruse about their adoption rates vs euthanasia rates is a half-truth concocted by CCF, who by the way owns the website you've linked to. https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Richard_Berman_cares_about_animals:_clients_exposed
CCF is a front group posing as a 501(c)(3). It has attacked such diverse groups and individuals as the Alliance of American Insurers; the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; the American Medical Association (AMA); the Arthritis Foundation; the Consumer Federation of America; the Harvard School of Public Health; the Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems; the National Association of High School Principals; the National Safety Council; the National Transportation Safety Board; the Office of Highway Safety for the state of Georgia; Ralph Nader's group, Public Citizen; the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).


Peta is not a traditional shelter by any definition. They provide euthanization services and these numbers are folded into CCF's "adoptable animals" numbers. If you believe that euthanasia is not preferable to shooting/ running over with a car/ abandoning animals, that's your call.

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Response to yewberry (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 02:32 AM

16. Oh wait whaaaaat? Berman and CCF?

Man, what a bitch to get enlightened to here.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 11:13 AM

19. What does "positively acknolwedged by Kaepernick himself" mean and where can I learn more?

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 11:42 AM

20. Don't know. I initially thought Kap had seen an approved it.

Seems like the Christian dominionists are enjoying this.

They agree with the root, etal.

Funny world we live in.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/petas-kaepernick-inspired-commercial-backfires-spectacularly

ETA you know Kap is a vegan? He doesn't eat meat or dairy for ethical reasons. Does that make him white normative I wonder?

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Response to Mosby (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 12:00 PM

21. Yep, I knew he was vegan.

But I'm just wondering what "positively acknowledged by Kapaernick himself" mean, that's all. That's a pretty big claim to use someone's name as an endorsement.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 12:13 PM

22. Agreed. Nt

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 02:21 AM

14. LOL, nice story bro.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 09:39 AM

18. Bro?

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Response to flvegan (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 12:26 PM

23. No kidding.

Some of the crap posted here..l

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 02:28 AM

15. PETA has a history doing that shit:

One panel showed a black civil rights protester being beaten at a lunch counter beside a photo of a seal being bludgeoned. Another panel, titled "Hanging," showed a graphic photo of a white mob surrounding two lynched blacks, their bodies hanging from tree limbs, while a nearby picture showed a cow hanging in a slaughterhouse.

Carr said PETA used the shocking images to prove a point: Whether it's humans harming animals or each other, all point to an oppressive mind-set.

However, officials with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People aren't buying it.

"PETA operates by getting publicity any way they can," said John White, an NAACP spokesman. "They're comparing chickens to black people?"

PETA officials apologized earlier this year for a campaign that compared the suffering of Jews during the Holocaust with that of factory animals.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/peta-evaluates-charges-of-racism/

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