Is PeTa Running For the Border?

August 20, 2008 at 12:17 am 3 comments

The US Sportsman’s Alliance issued a press release today stating, in part:

Continuing their various marketing pitches, PETA is looking to actually approaching the U.S. government with a request to rent billboard advertising space on the border fence currently being built along the U.S.-Mexican border.

The billboards are already designed in English and Spanish, saying: “If the Border Patrol Doesn’t Get You, the Chicken and Burgers Will- Go Vegan.” The art on the signs would depict “fit and trim” Mexicans vs. obese Americans eating fast food.

As ponderously as the US Goverment and its border patrol may react at times – its nearly not as slow moving (or unfortunately so silent) a killer as coronary artery disease or hypertension.  Does PeTA really think that the biggest threat posed to our neighbors south of the border is the potential for a high cholesterol, high sodium, high-fructose corn syrup fast food diet?  And do they really think that people who are desperate enough to come here illegally care?

As Luisa of the excellent LassieGetHelp blog said so eloquently:

Because when you are an illiterate Mayan Indian from Guatemala and you have risked your life to escape the desperate poverty, the political corruption and the human rights atrocities in Central America and are finally within reach of the only hope of a better life that you will ever, ever have, the one thing guaranteed to make you want to turn around and walk all the way home is the prospect of being forced to subsist on Happy Meals for the rest of your life, since there are apparently no fruits, vegetables, beans or tortillas in the entire U. S. of A.

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  • 1. Dorene  |  August 20, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Peta just pulls this stuff out of the air, don’t they?

    Supposedly, Mexico leads the world in the consumption of sodas and the production of fruit-flavored sodas, so the obesity epidemic is a problem, there, too. Here (PA), the health folks are trying to get the immigrants to drink water rather than buy/drink soda, so this whole “go vegan” thing has no bearing on the actual health problems of “targeted” population. Diabetes is a HUGE problem with the immigrant population and the local clinic is beside itself trying to wean these people from soda.

    Peta is all about itself :-P

  • 2. Dorene  |  August 20, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Shoot — that should be a sticking it’s tongue out emoticon.

    Stupid Peta — they even have the emoticons programmed in their favor!

  • 3. Caveat  |  August 20, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    This is likely the swan song of the cultists at Peta, since too many people are on to them. We’re just waiting for mass market media to catch up and it will be game over. It started out as a good idea and they brought attention to some things that needed to be publicized but that was a long time ago and corrupt people got in the way.

    That happens with a lot of philosophies, AR/AL is no different.

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