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PETA Compares Turkeys to Black People

Leave it to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to say things that are outrageous and offensive, all because they seem to care about animals more than people.   The group that once ran a “Holocaust on your plate” campaign to get you to stop eating animals, has consistently compared animals to black people.

In their latest odd venture, the group has reached out to President Obama, telling him to stop pardoning turkeys and instead treat them the same as black people, gays and other underserved groups.

“You understand so well that African-Americans, women, and members of the LGBT community have been poorly served throughout history, and now I am asking you to consider other living beings who are ridiculed, belittled, and treated as if their sentience, feelings, and very natures count for nothing,” said PETA President, Ingrid Newkirk.

Newkirk says that turkeys are victims of discrimination and should be given equal protection under the law.

“They are not guilty of anything other than being born into a world of prejudice,” said Newkirk.

 

32 Responses to PETA Compares Turkeys to Black People

  1. Lynn Reply

    November 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    African-American woman here. My belief? We must end “species-ism” on this Earth, which is the belief that one group, species, etc has the right to dominate, oppress, or enslave any other group of living beings to serve their own selfish agendas.

    God exists equally in ALL living things, and the rights of ALL living things on this Earth must be considered EQUALLY. This thought/concept/belief is WAY ahead of most people’s time, but as human hearts open (and they will, as Christ returns in us all), eventually we’ll have an expanded capacity to have empathy for the suffering of ALL living things, and not just our own race, group, country, species, etc. In the meantime, consider that turkeys and other birds are conscious beings who feel fear, pain, grief and everything else we feel. Just because YOU don’t feel it doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter.

  2. AMAZINGGRACE Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Will continue to eat (Turkduchen), turkey, duck, and chicken.! Not everyone can sustain without protein from animal or fowl PETA.

  3. BARBBF Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Your PETA headline is misleading. I joined PETA about 20 years ago..and have given up meat..and am much happier for it!

    http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/slaughter/

    Nearly all animals killed for food in the U.S. are chickens and turkeys—more than nine billion each year. They’re shackled upside down, paralyzed by electrified water and dragged over mechanical throat-cutting blades … all while conscious. Millions of birds each year miss the blades and d***n in tanks of scalding water.

    This occurs because the U.S. Department of Agriculture exempts birds from its enforcement of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, which requires that farm animals be insensible to pain before they’re shackled and killed. The HSUS is working with retailers to help move companies that slaughter birds toward a less cruel system.

    An Inhumane End

    The electrical stunning system, globally used to k**l chickens, is increasingly coming under scrutiny as research suggests that it can be both inhumane and ineffective.

  4. GateKeeper Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 8:14 am

    this jsut furthers PROVES what certain people of a certain HUE complexion THINK of others of a different hue complexion as animals not human not even american. These are the same people who set arounf their dinner table and discuss such idealogy PASSED on to their children and the racist cycle onto the next generation, and these children grow up into adults with careers and this is what you have.. director of PETA who equates african americans as animals.

    Amazing!..not surprized at all, We african americans have always KNOWN what white people REALLY think of african americans.. even if they have the ONE negro friend who plays the role..I’m that one negro friend – so you can’t be racist. REALLY? Think again negro- u R being USED by racist white people to justify they aren’t racist when really they ar having you as the ONLY negro friend.

  5. Herman Hawkins Jr. Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 7:29 am

    I for one am tired of others comparing their plights to those of black people who have had a four plus century holocaust, which continues TO THIS DAY! Especially gays and lesbians and animal rights activists. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

  6. TERRY TAALIB-DIN Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Does any one remember when “gays” in the seventies started their movement in Cali and made the mistake of inviting Richard Pryor to their rally? and what he said to them,and I quote, WHERE WERE YOU FAGGOTS WHEN WATTS WAS BURNING DOWN-end quote.

    Let’s c*t to the chase, Now that white homosexuals have gotten positions of influence and power, we blacks have make the mistake of equaling skin color and social history with a s*x act.It’s highly reasonable that those same “white homosexuals” did not hesitate to refer to you as n****r in public,private or anywhere else when it was socially acceptabe in white society. So now they want to be equated with you as for as rights or concern and believe me that’s as for as it’s going to go. White homosexuals have always made more money gotten onto positions of influence before and over black people, period.So people let’s not get overly sentimental and emotional, let’s come to the TRUTH of the moment.

  7. Obed Norman Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 1:06 am

    PETA compared animals to gays (who are both black and white), to women (who are both black and white), and to black people. Your headline is racially inflammatory, dishonest, and a distortion of PETA’s statement. PETA’s position is not that dissimilar from certain religious traditions such as Budhism. Talking about turkeys and Black people, as you do, is just cheap sensationalism.

  8. Terry Reply

    November 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    i have always thought that white people are a little off and now i know for sure many of them are mentally deranged especially those who look upon animals as equal to humans.

    • Lynn Reply

      November 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      No, they are NOT deranged. They are people who understand that ALL living beings — not just human beings — have rights that should be considered. It’s willful ignorance not to understand the analogy that PETA is making. Human beings constantly want to pick and choose whose suffering and pain matters; who should have rights and who shouldn’t. A time has to come when the suffering of ALL living things on this Earth is considered by EVERY human heart. Period. We’ll never get anywhere on this planet if we don’t.

      You can’t slaughter millions of birds without understanding that the suffering of any conscious being (with the breath of God within it) has repercussions somewhere within the fabric of life. ALL is ONE, and animals are included in that oneness. You can try to c*t them off if you want to, and pretend that the suffering that they endure has no consequence, but it’s not truth: every action has an energetic consequence, and the suffering we inflict on them DOES reverberate back on us. It’s divine LAW. You can try to remain ignorant of divine law if you want to, but when you eat the flesh of something that suffers the way these birds suffer before they come to our tables, that suffering becomes a part of YOU, your body, and YOUR consciousness. And when disease shows up in YOU because of what you put in your own body/temple (the t*****e of another living being), don’t go asking for sympathy and wondering why.

      • Christopher Reply

        November 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

        Lynn –
        For someone who is claiming to know “divine law”, it is quite interesting that you don’t realize that even in the book, it was Divine law that Man was given dominion over all the Earth and thus the animals that came with it. This leads one to summarize that the goals of PETA would be against divine law and therefore ungodly in their pursuits.
        I would continue this argument, but it’s utterly ridiculous. If you don’t want to eat meat then do so, but don’t make others think that it’s a sin to do so when in fact it is not.

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