Hey folks! Prepare yourselves, because I’m about to go on a huge (yet hilarious) rant about one of my absolute favorite things to be angry about… and no, it’s not the Kartrashians (for a change). It is, of course, the ever-so ridiculous and infuriating “animal activist” organization, PETA.
Yep, that’s right, PETA. Freakin’, PETA. Honestly, I love to hate PETA, mostly because they’re just honestly the worst… especially if you’re an actual animal love. It just seems that they’re more bothered about getting a rise out of people and really ticking people off with their “campaigns” than they are actually helping animals. Go figure.
And, of course, their latest “campaign” is absolutely no exception to this whatsoever. In fact, it may actually be one of their worst yet, and that’s saying something.
I mean, obviously, they’re doing it on purpose. They’re positively just not bothered what you say about them or what reaction they get, just as long as they get a reaction… and they always make sure that they do. They live for the publicity – good or bad. FEED off of it even. And speaking of feeding off of something…
(Image credits: peta)
…right. Okay. so now we’re all milk-drinking monsters too now on top of everything else. Good one, PETA.
“PETA is known for causing a stir on Twitter if it means sticking up for animals,” they wrote in an infuriatingly smug article about their latest ‘success.’ aka, this shocking, ridiculous campaign above.
“In just the last few months, our viral tweets about animal-friendly expressions and Steve Irwin’s legacy of tormenting wildlife have led millions to challenge their long-held speciesist beliefs and made countless people consider—some perhaps for the first time—that animals have a right to live free from human harassment and exploitation.”
This time, PETA got tongues wagging (for, yet again, all the wrong freakin’ reasons, shocker) by tweeting a cartoon of a cow who seemed to be breastfeeding an old man. Yep.
“Looks weird right?” They wrote. “It’s what you’re doing if you drink cow’s milk. Raise your hand if you know that humans shouldn’t be drinking cow’s breast milk. It was made for their babies — not you!”
Just kill me now.
Obviously, as is often the case whenever PETA post this absolute garbage, people have reacted with derision and outrage… to put it nicely. And obviously, PETA does not care one bit. They got what as want, as per usual – they got their freakin’ moment yet again, and they have helpfully explained their motives in great detail within the aforementioned, smuggy article;
“On social media, PETA uses evocative, emotional messaging, as we have mere seconds to stand out from the feed and grab people’s attention,” they wrote. “We see every interaction on social media as an opportunity to reach people, including those who may never have considered whether it’s unnatural to forcibly impregnate mother cows and steal the milk meant for their babies or for humans to drink milk as adults.”