We’ve shown in the past how the radical People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) targets kids in an effort to spread its animal rights agenda. What’s more, today the Washington Post reports that the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is facing some blowback for using President Obama’s daughters in their ad campaign about getting vegetarian school lunch options:
Within 24 hours of the signs’ appearance, the White House asked the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to take down the ads, which feature Jasmine Messiah, a vegetarian who attends a Miami-Dade County public school that, she says, offers no vegetarian or vegan lunch options.
Of course, there’s no consensus that adding such options would make for “healthy” lunches. Yesterday, a USA Today reporter asked a pertinent question: Are vegan diets bad to the bone? The article reported that researchers in Australia and Vietnam found that vegans and vegetarians had less bone density than meat-eaters. That’s on top of studies in March in which researchers found that vegetarians had higher colorectal cancer rates than meat-eating participants and that vegan diets could increase the risk of birth defects.
Meanwhile, Fox News reports that parents are upset over protests by PETA against McDonald’s that target their children:
PETA’s "McCruelty Campaign" has ruffled the feathers of moms and dads in Albany who say they don’t want their kids exposed to any throat-slitting chickens or pictures of slaughtered poultry.
"I don’t want my son to be around something like this. This is not fair for a child," Stephaine Gipson told FOX23 News in Albany.
"I think it’s unhappy that they target children," said parent Michelle Natale.
PETA is the same group whose campaign coordinator once said "We would never use shock tactics with children; it wouldn’t be right." Sure, PETA would never make a violent comic book titled “Your Mommy Kills Animals.” And certainly, PETA would never give “Bloody Buckets” to kids outside of fast food restaurants.
Riiight. PETA would never target your kids.