View Full Version : NSFW: PETA's State of the Union... naked of course + hippy song RE animal cruelty

20th February 07, 03:42 PM
To be perfectly honest, watching this kind of makes me sad; the only way these people can get us to listen to their message- well, hear, not necessarily listen- is to exploit their young, impressionable female members.

Well, I hope she got paid.


Should the media player fail me, go here. (http://www.peta.org/feat/stateoftheunion/index.asp?c=petasotublogad)

20th February 07, 04:50 PM
Sad that they couldn't find someone who didn't have that deer-in-the-headlights look while reading her speech. I didn't finish watching. They make me sick. No-kill organizations can't stand them because they DO kill when they see fit. They're fringe lunatics at the core, gaining the sympathy and funding of folks who probably have no clue what PETA is really about.

The following quote sums it up rather nicely. I read about them after hearing that some of their folk infiltrated a well known pet store to take pictures of dead critters. While I don't condone how those animals were treated or left (it wasn't my location) I think it's amazing that someone would go to the effort of applying and getting a job, moving across the US all for the rights of.. hamsters?

"The fact is we are the biggest group because we succeed in getting attention. ... The fact is we may be doing all sorts of things on a campaign but the one thing that gets attention is the outrageous thing. It simply goes to prove to us each time, that that is the thing that’s going to work; and so we won’t shirk from doing that facet — in addition to all the other things we do that you never hear about because no one cares."

– Ingrid Newkirk, PETA's president and co-founder

They hope that no one cares enough to find out about those other things. Because if they did, no one would fund PETA.

20th February 07, 05:29 PM
She ah... got funny hips. What's up with that?

20th February 07, 05:30 PM
Probably has calcium deficiency from refusing to drink milk and iron poor blood because she won't eat meat!

20th February 07, 05:54 PM
The end of the video is very impressive - it's a good reminder of the FUCKING CRUEL EVIL SHIT done to animals.

But the naked chick?


20th February 07, 05:55 PM

Highly relevant.

20th February 07, 06:04 PM
Animals = objects = bad.

Women = objects = good.

20th February 07, 06:36 PM
But Women = animals, right?
I know most men are, too.

And seriously,

Sexualisation 'harms' young girls (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6376421.stm)

The media's portrayal of young women as sex objects harms girls' mental and physical health, US experts warn.

Magazines, television, video games and music videos all have a detrimental effect, a task force from the American Psychological Association reported.

Sexualisation can lead to a lack of confidence with their bodies as well as depression and eating disorders.

Such images also have a negative effect on healthy sexual development in girls, the researchers said.

The task force was set up after mounting "public concern" about the sexualisation of young girls.

Research on the content and effects of television, music videos, music lyrics, magazines, films, video games and the internet was analysed.

Recent advertising campaigns and merchandising of products aimed at girls was also scrutinised.

Sexualisation was defined as occurring when a person's value comes only from her or his sexual appeal or behaviour, to the exclusion of other characteristics, and when a person is portrayed purely as a sex object.

They gave examples of a trainer advert that featured pop star Christina Aguilera dressed as a schoolgirl with her shirt unbuttoned, licking a lollipop.

According to the research identified by the task force, such images and promotion of girls as sexual objects negatively affects young girls in many ways.

"We need to replace all of these sexualised images with ones showing girls in positive settings - ones that show the uniqueness and competence of girls" -Dr Eileen Zurbriggen, Task force chair

"The consequences of the sexualisation of girls in media today are very real," said Dr Eileen Zurbriggen, chair of the group and associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

"We have ample evidence to conclude that sexualisation has negative effects in a variety of domains, including cognitive functioning, physical and mental health, and healthy sexual development."

The task force called on parents, school officials, and health professionals to be alert for the potential impact on girls and young women.

And it advised that schools should teach pupils media literacy skills and should include information on the negative effects of images portraying girls as sex objects in sex education programmes.

Governments also had a responsibility to reduce the use of sexualised images in the media and advertising, they said.

Teenage magazines
Dr Zurbriggen added: "As a society, we need to replace all of these sexualised images with ones showing girls in positive settings - ones that show the uniqueness and competence of girls.

"The goal should be to deliver messages to all adolescents - boys and girls - that lead to healthy sexual development."

Professor Andrew Hill, professor of medical psychology at the University of Leeds, said it was hard to disagree with any of the reports conclusions.

"If you look at teenage magazines, it's all about sex.

"We are a visually absorbed society - our views of people are dominated by how they look."

He added that the use of women as sex objects in the media and advertising was a difficult issue to deal with.

"Only 18% of children's television viewing is in their designated viewing time and legislation can't be the answer for everything.

"One of the key things here is social responsibility - advertisers and other media need to be aware that the products they produce and images associated with them have an impact and it's not always a good impact," he said.
And I DO think animals should be treated humanely. There shouldn't need to be tricks or sly tactics to convince people of that.

20th February 07, 06:42 PM
Kids and young people expressing their sexuality naturally and being proud of it = good.

Kids and young people having their sexuality manipulated for commercial and political profit = worthy of kick in the crotch for perpetrators.

20th February 07, 07:08 PM
I remember they had some peta bitch on the morning show here when they were protesting mulesing. The male presenter being the smart arse he is, asked her about mosquito's and if it was ok to kill them randomly, she agreed. Atleast we eat sheep and use their wool, we kill mozzies just because they annoy us, and she didn't seem to have any issues with that.

Left me thinking they only really care about all them cutesy cuddly animals.

Fuck them, if you're all for animal rights then it should apply to ALL animals, great and small.

20th February 07, 10:14 PM
So wait... I can get better porn for free on the internet without some lame speech? Awesome.

21st February 07, 02:43 PM
I was talking to the plants about PETA and they're pretty pissed these clowns have chosen to target them and leave the animals alone. Their plan is to have the tree roots trip these fools the next time they go hiking. So the next time you see some asshole in a faux leopard skin coat limping you'll know what happened.