Brittany - posted on 11/07/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )




People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. I respect PETA's message and I respect all of what they are doing for animals but, what about people? Where is PETP?

When I had cable, it has been a while, it seemed you were always seeing a commerical for PETA and showing abused and neglected animals. From time to time you would catch that guy on TV asking for money for children overseas. If it is ok to show abused animals on TV why not air some photos of abused Children? Show commercials of court cases involving child abuse? Is that too radical?

Non-Profits, like CWAV (please check them out, they are fantastic and I work with them! Some of the best) would be hung by their toenails if they had commericals like that.

What do you ladies think?


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♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 11/08/2011




I wouldn't even declaw my cat because it could pose a risk. But PETA is just off their rocker and not the type of animal rights group I'd want to support. My guess is they want everyone to become Vegan because of all the stupidity they've thrown towards people eatting fish. Sea Kittens!

Seriously there are so many abused and neglected animals in the world and they want to focus on having people stop eatting fish. FML PETA!

Jeannette - posted on 11/08/2011




What do I think? I have seen abused children in commercials, but I believe it was during abuse awareness month.
I think airing such commercials would be too hard to watch for many people. I do not agree with animal cruelty, as I adjust my dog's blanket so she will be cozy, and watching those commercials are difficult for me.

Jennifer - posted on 11/07/2011




Actually, many, many, people who are in animal rescue also involve themselves in human causes. We had the director of big brothers/sisters, two board members for habitat for humanity, and several from our commmunity action on our shelter board. Our state organization started an initive to get cops trained to recognize the link between animal abuse and domestic abuse. (the link is very strong, up to 75%) We wanted any cases of animal abuse to be reported to DHS, and hopefully save some kids.

As for PETA, I do not like them at all! And HSUS is on pretty shaky ground, too!

Hope - posted on 11/07/2011




Yes animals are all cute and lovely and shouldn't be abused but when there rights start to over ride the rights of human beings I start to cringe. We need to stop worrying so much about animals and start worrying about the people in our own neighborhoods. The numerous people out there who can't get through the day without sticking a needle in there arm. The child who go to bed at night wondering if daddy is going to pay them a visit tonight, the woman to scared to go to bed before her husband just in case he has one of those nights, the parents sleeping with there doors lock because they are afraid of there own children, the man drinking himself to death, the woman putting all her families income into the pokies, mum sitting at home with depression to scared to talk about. The list could go on. But hey no don't help them put all your money and spare time into helping to poor unfortunate horse who is being ridden. How are we mean to ensure this planet is care for in the right way when we can't even care for our own.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 11/07/2011




I think PETA has a few screws loose. They once had a campaign going to change the name of Fishkill in Eastern New York to Fish Save. Nevermind that Kill is a Dutch term for creek and we also have the Catskill Moutains in New York. They also believe that you shouldn't be able to ride a horse unless the horse comes when you call it. Oh and there were the signs they had in Kentucky and Tennessee protesting KFC with Kentucky Fried Cruelty. Finally the idea of calling fish merkittens. WTF PETA?

I've seen the ASPCA commercials on Animal Planet with Sheryl Crow. They really make me sad so I can't watch them. I know that the SPCA organizations in the US and Canada do help animals in need and your money does go to them. But I paid a shedload of money to get my cat from the BCSPCA here and I can't afford any more.

I do wish they'd allow some of the women's shelters to advertise. The same with the special needs living centres. Especially after the lovely job the CEOs of CLBC (Community Living BC) did running them.

Caitlin - posted on 11/07/2011




I'm all for the ethical treatment of animals and kids and stuff, but yeah, people seem to get touchy if you even show a reenactment of child abuse. As for PETA - I REALLY don't like them and will never contribute tot them in any way shape or form, but on the other hand, I wont contribute to unicaf and world vision either - too much of that money goes to corporate.. don't li9ke that. If I want to help, I take good care of my kids and help out in my community - it's the best way IMO and no amount of "guilt" commercials is going to make me give ANY of those organiszations my credit card number.

Becky - posted on 11/07/2011




Well, it's not really ethical to show pictures of actual abused children on TV. It's something many abused children are ashamed of and don't necessarily want all their friends and classmates knowing about. You could show pictures of the abuse without showing their faces though.

It seems to me that often, people seem to have this attitude of, "It's not my business how someone else treats their child" but they don't, for whatever reason, have that same attitude when it comes to animals. I don't know why. Maybe because an animal can't talk, can't go seek help? But, neither can a 1 or 2 year old child! Even for an older, verbal child, years of abuse causes so much shame, fear and other psychological damage that it is very difficult for them to seek help for themselves.

I am always on board with raising more awareness of child abuse, but, it does need to be done in a very sensitive manner. An animal is not going to recognize himself on a TV commercial. A child will.

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