I have recently come across several people who have said negative things about the organization. A quick google search and I can see that PETA does not have the best reputaion. Has anyone else looked into this? Please share your thoughts!
As a woman PETA makes me livid. If humans are considered animals too then why does PETA insist on treating the female human in such a degrading manner for thier ads and public animal rights displays/events? I understand it's shock tactics to get attention but using women and sex to get attention is just a tired theme and very low. They're also ,supposedly, launching an XXX site that includes porn as well as the animal rights message. My question though is what about pervs who get off an animal cruelty? Ever heard of those, I think they're called, stomping videos where people film themselves or others crushing the heads of small animals for kicks? I think PETA is doing a GREAT disservice to animals and, again, the female human animal.
I am all for any type of organization that helps people, animals, and/or the environment. However, certain organizatiothe need to be more transparent so the public knows what is going on within the agency. I am appalled when I learn that an organization is just a ploy to get money and do not use it in a way that helps who they claim they are suppose to help. I just came across this article and found myself so disgusted that I am going to cancel my emial notifications that I get from PETA. They need to do a complete restructuring and get rid of their bad seeds to gain my trust again.
Anyone interested in the article here is the link:
I'm no fan of PETA's tactics. @Tania Katherine, my response to that is, NO, naked women are not the ONLY way of garnering attention. There are many more positive ways to spread a message. One CAN blame them for CHOOSING that "vessel" as you called it. I think these tactics just backfire most of the time as none of the veg*ns that I know support them. Moreover (and frustratingly so) most omnis I've talked to about PETA think they are nut jobs too AND stereotype vegans as a result.
Great point about sending more positive messages and that PR does not have to be dirty and cheap! For me, if I am bombarded with negative messages all the time I cannot help but become cynical. Thanks for the links!
Peta does NOT help animals and the organization, as it is today, does 1000 times more harm than good to the cause. Too bad people do not realize this.
Ingrid was interviewed in a major news magazine a couple years back and she did not even advocate for plant-based diet; this was so that she would not erode the general public that is her fund-raising base.
Peta KILLS, KILLS, KILLS animals and does not support authentic no-kill (meaning, not just saying no-kill and then not accepting animals into a shelter, but actually implementing a comprehensive no-kill strategy and putting an end to the "kill" paradigm and mindset that most shelter workers necessarily have.
Peta also "latches" onto an issue for 5 minutes when it is convenient, and it can pretend that it had anything to do with the issue, and if that issue may bring in more funds (good example: horse-drawn carriages in NCY) and then Peta pops out again for 5 years or so. In this way, it is like HSUS (eg, HSUS pretending that it had anything at all to do with Fay, the dog with no lips; http://www.animalagalliance.org/images/ag_insert/20091214_Dishonest.pdf)
Please people, donate to grassroots organizations that you know. and study the no-kill equation.
I despise Peta. I wish people would seek out more information and make informed decisions. yet I cannot go a single day without hearing the P-word, almost always in some absurd context that is not helping animals.