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October 06, 2005

PETA Kooks Strive to Turn Kids Against Their Parents

Possibly inspired by totalitarian regimes that have persuaded children to turn their wrong-minded parents in to the secret police, PETA is now actively campaigning to turn kids against their parents.

Their new comic "Your Daddy Kills Animals!" (PDF) puts the EC comics I grew up on in a class with Casper the Ghost. Clearly aimed at the lower end of grade school, the comic implores kids to "Ask your Daddy why he's hooked on killing!" below a depiction of a middle-aged maniac in a fishing hat slitting open a fish to spill out its viscera.

As a parody, this would be hilarious. But to the target audience it's undoubtedly quite disturbing. Here's some of the text:

Imagine that a man dangles a piece of candy in front of you. You love candy so you reach for it. But, as you grab the candy, a huge metal hook stabs through your hand and you're ripped off the ground. You fight to get away, but it doesn't do any good. You are caught, and there is nothing that you can do about it.
You'd feel really scared, wouldn't you?
That would be an awful trick to play on someone, wouldn't it?
But guess what?
Your Daddy plays that same wicked trick on fish AND FISH GET SCARED TOO!

There follows a detailed explanation of how intelligent fish are (according to PETA they use tools) and an NC-17 description of death by fisherman. Finally, this stirring conclusion:

Until your Daddy learns that it's not "fun" to kill, keep your doggies and kitties away from him. He's so hooked on killing defenseless animals that they could be next!

Hopefully no one is missing the extreme irony of PETA accusing others of being a threat to dogs and cats.

PETA has taken the approach of convincing children that their parents are demonic before. Two years ago they released a similar comic entitled "Your Mommy Kills Animals!" This one includes a truly disturbing photograph of a skinned animal.

What makes all of this even more appalling is that the vegan diets PETA would like to impose on us are particularly harmful to developing children. For more on PETA's targeting of children, see the report "Your Kids, PETA's Pawns: How the Animal 'Rights' Movement Hurts Children" (PDF).

Posted by Van Helsing at October 6, 2005 01:29 PM

Comments

The good thing about the continued shock tactics of PETA is that eventually (hopefully soon) they will wind up parodying themselves. In the wild, I'd like to take bets on just how long they would survive, or succumb to eating meat.

Posted by: ex-expat at October 6, 2005 01:53 PM

These people are just plain sick. Hopefully, their poor diets will cause them to die young.

Posted by: Von Oyster at October 6, 2005 01:57 PM

The neverending story. And it's getting close to my kids? Over.My.Cold.Meat-eating.Carcass.

Posted by: The MaryHunter at October 6, 2005 02:22 PM

This is the perfect example of the evil smugness that emanates from so much of the left. Even if they were right, I couldn't agree with them: I'd rather be wrong than self-righteous.

Posted by: Cato the Elder at October 6, 2005 04:19 PM

ex-expat, you have a bet. Let's dump some of these clowns in the wild with a case of Tommy's Mystery Hotdogs and see how long it takes them to revert to nature.

I give them one night. Unless by then the coyotes have eaten the hotdogs.

Posted by: Josh at October 6, 2005 04:55 PM

Simply more proof, if any more was needed, that the only good liberal is a dead liberal, because they are dangerous to the health of civilization.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at October 6, 2005 06:29 PM

Particularly ironic in light of this outrageous piece of news.

Posted by: LC TripleNeckSteel at October 6, 2005 11:27 PM

I come from a very practicle part of Canada; everybody has rural roots, everybody knows someone who hunts, and most everyone understand where a good steak comes from. PETA are considered rabble, even by the lefties.

If they tried pulling their crap off around here, they would end up in the woods, alone, naked, and fending off the wolves and mosquitoes.

Posted by: Debris Trail at October 6, 2005 11:34 PM

Cato the Elder
I'd give them 48 hours or whenever their iPod batteries go, whichever comes first.

Debris Trail
Naked and fending off mosquitoes, wasn't that a 'All hail the worker's paradise' Soviet punishment of those who didn't quite see eye-to-eye with them? Hmmmmmmmm.

Posted by: ex-expat at October 7, 2005 08:07 AM

PETA is basically a scam. They proved it when they were caught brutally killing those kittens and puppies they were supposedly taking to a "no kill" shelter.

Basically, they extort money from corporations and rich, dumb liberals. All the real work gets done by dumb liberal volunteers. Then, their leaders get to fly around all over the world, attend lavish conferences, engage in street theater, and get interviewed on TV while drawing a generous salary. It beats real work, I guess.

Posted by: V the K at October 7, 2005 09:40 AM

you talk about turning kids against their parents what about all the parents that dont know about the their kids that torture sm, animals and hide them under their beds or in the garage or shed until their thru with them and let them die if they dont die of shock or pain or exposer first. People need to look for the signs, a lot of sicko's start this way. thank you

Posted by: Marianne Pena at October 10, 2005 08:50 AM

Marianne, feel free to use some punctuation, along with a few more words actually found in the English vernacular. It makes reading treehugger screeds a little easier. Well, as easy as something like that could be, anyway.

Posted by: Jonathan at October 10, 2005 08:19 PM

Guess they won't make a comic out of those three PETA employees who left a bunch of dead dogs in a dumpster in North Carolina?

This bunch of bozos was supposed to be picking them up at N.C. shelters to take the to other shelters for adoptive purposes.

Posted by: Dancing Crow at October 10, 2005 08:36 PM