In its non-stop quest for publicity, PETA has become quite creative in recent animal rights campaigns.
The latest PETA hijinks have them barbecuing a dog in the middle of a mall in the center of Sydney. The stunt was timed “as millions of Aussies are preparing a big barbecue to celebrate annual Australia Day festivities on Saturday,” said metro.co.uk.
“Vegan activists have been accused of ‘terrifying’ schoolchildren by ‘barbecuing’ a dog in the middle of a busy street in a protest against eating meat. The Peta protest – involving a prop dog – was designed to cause outrage and asked people: ‘If you wouldn’t eat a dog, why eat a lamb?’. “
In a statement regarding the horrific display, PETA said:
Anyone who’s repulsed by the prospect of chowing down on dog meat should question the incongruity of their compassion towards other animals. ‘This is called speciesism – a form of discrimination based on nothing more than species – and like all forms of discrimination, it cannot be justified. ‘As humans, we instinctively feel compassion and empathy for animals, but we’re taught that it’s OK to enslave and eat some of them, without a second thought as to who they are as individuals.’
While PETA said they hope people will go vegan after seeing the shocking image of a domesticated pet being grilled alongside vegetables, their stunt fell flat according to some who witnessed the event.
“Some were horrified by the protest, claiming youngsters on a school break were at the shopping centre and were ‘terrified’ to see the prop animal,” reported metro.co.uk.
One witness tweeted: ‘Peta stooping to new lows with their stunt in Martin Place today – terrifying children on school holiday outings by barbecuing a (very lifelike) dog. I saw some visible upset kids.’
Another tweeted: ‘When you think @peta can’t get any lower… they pull a stunt like this scaring small children in Sydney today… how about stop pushing your agenda on everyone else?! You should be disgusted.’
Stay tuned for more PETA nonsense – it is sure to be right around the corner.