PETA has a new billboard coming out shortly to your neighborhood, right next to schools. The location is strategic: this time, they’re aiming their propaganda at kids. The ad, which is expected to be deployed in major cities in Utah, Oklahoma, Florida, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Nebraska, has a picture of a dog’s head superimposed on a turkey body, and reads:
Kids: If you wouldn’t eat your dog, why eat a turkey?
Seriously? Turkeys are not pets! Moreover, they are bred specifically for the purpose of eating them now (duh!). And finally, everything dies and is eaten by something else. It’s called nature. Oh and one more thing, I respect vegans and vegetarians, that’s their call, but tofurkey is a manufactured food. I’m not saying it’s bad, I’m just saying it’s not exactly “natural”. Last I checked, we’re still part of the animal kingdom, not some other worldly creature that can live on… I dunno, air, maybe? If we can’t grow it or raise it, it probably doesn’t belong in our body.
Here is an image of the ad, courtesy of PeTA’s website (taken from the PSA section under “Media Center”; credit for the turkey image and the dog image goes to iStockphoto contributors James Steidl and Eric Isselée respectively):
What do you think? Are you a vegan or vegetarian? How do you feel about this ad targeted at the young and impressionable? How do you feel about my arguments? Leave your comments below. Personally, I am outraged.