Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Now what message are they trying to send?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is rightly infamous for its publicity stunts involving scantily (un)clad "models" and animals being abused. Now I'm not quite sure what the message they're trying to convey is, but it sure seems like they're working hard to get the viewers of their stunts to associate sexual excitement with the torture of animals.

Not a good thing if one values either the well-being of animals OR the rightful joys of the marriage bed. Now exactly what are they trying to accomplish, again?

7 comments:

pentamom said...

I doubt that's it. They're just figuring that scantily clad models get people to look, so it will get their message out better.

I agree that it sends the wrong message, but I don't think they're trying to do that. While I wouldn't put anything past them, I can't find any motivation they would have for doing that -- quite the opposite. They, like most in the attention-getting business, realize the attention getting power of sex, while ignoring or being oblivious to the side effects of promoting it that way. "Sex sells" is ad wisdom with a long pedigree.

Bike Bubba said...

True, but even in the arena of "sex sells" ads, it's hard to find such "sick puppies" (pun intended) as those PETA puts out there with a sub-message so contrary to the one they're trying to put out there.

Marie said...

Ish Ish Ish!!!!!!

Gino said...

i'm a personal fan of the 'state of the union undress' they put out a couple/few years ago.

K-Rod said...

I'm a member of People Eating Tasty Animals.

And like my grandpappy always said: Eat a beaver, save a tree. ;^)

Bike Bubba said...

Gino; yes, and let's remember what you did to Bambi's Dad last fall, OK?

Q.E.D.

(OK, I know you were only trying to spare him from the agony of starving in the winter.....)

Night Writer said...

Or of being euthanized by a Buick.