Once again, we have PeTA2 doing its thing. Here, we have them celebrating the work of a "clever lil' Street Teamer" who breaks the law:
September 15, 2005
Takin' a Piss in Wal-Mart
The following report from a clever lil' Street Teamer (who will remain nameless) is a reminder that a dash of creativity makes activism a hell of a lot more interesting:
Here in Oklahoma hunting is HUGE. I mean, it's ridiculous. People will come into Wal-Mart all decked out in camo, COVERED in blood. It's so gross. So I don't know how many points you give for this, but my boyfriend and I bought a bunch of that dear piss they slather themseves in and poored it all out and peed in them ourselves, (cause I read in You Can Save the Animals that if you pee around where people hunt that deer won't come around..plus the hunters deserved it.) Then returned it to the store to be sold again.
Speaking of smelling like piss, let's talk about September 15, 2005
Cute, isn't it? Still, it's just one further example of PeTA's kiddy agitprop working just fine. The perps are "clever" and "creative," and this makes their activism all the more interesting . . . just in case any of the readership might be in the dark about where PeTA stands in all this . . .
The piece segues not too gracefully to threaten J.Lo with harassment: (WARNING: The link to the "behind-the-scenes look" is horrible, and not for people with weak stomachs — I'm not kidding):
Speaking of smelling like piss, let's talk about J.Lo Media outlets from the Washington Times to antiMUSIC.com have been talking about Heather Mills-McCartney's protest against the fur hag at Fashion Week. After holding a press conference and screening a graphic video with a behind-the-scenes look at the fur industry in China, Heather stormed into J.Lo's NYC office. Heather was determined to show the Latin diva the video showing animals being skinned alive, but Jennifer was not there. However, undeterred, Heather has vowed to find out where the star lives - and get her message across at J.Lo's home. She told New York Daily News, "PETA has tried for years to educate her about fur - at first gently and quietly, and now like this. I'll get hold of her at her premieres."
Under normal circumstances, J.Lo is monumentally disinteresting to me, but I must say she has my sympathy at the moment, so I'm prepared to offer her a solution for her problem.
If she were really smart, she'd ready herself for any little protest that PeTA levels against her. In fact, she could turn the tables on them, if she wished to do so . . . unless, of course, she likes the idea of being a victim of PeTA's bullying ways. If so, that's her choice . . .
I'm sure she has a bodyguard, and she might like to have him carry concealed on his person a banner with CCF's "www.petakillsanimals.com" URL on it. Then, should the PeTA carrot — or Heather Mills-McCartney (a reasonable facsimile) — make a move against her, J.Lo's bodyguard could unfurl the banner, and call the audience's attention to it!
J.Lo — or a spokesman — could then issue a carefully prepared statement outlining any number of PeTA's darker transgressions, which might include PeTA's having killed more than 12,400 animals in the past 5.5 years alone, PeTA supporting unsavory sorts like arsonist Rodney Coronado or any number of other things.
I think she, J.Lo, ought to hold a press conference forthwith and announce to the world exactly what she plans to do if PeTA or one of PeTA's useful idiots decides to harass her. She should make clear that she's armed with information that will reveal them for the hypocrites they are, and at the press conference give a sample of what that information is. By doing so, she'd serve notice to PeTA that if they choose to harass her, it would be at their great PR peril.
And no, J.Lo, you don't owe me a thing for my advice — it comes gratis.
Of course, purely apart from what J.Lo does or does not do, this strategy would work for anyone PeTA decides to target . . . the tools for fighting back are available, so PeTA's targets now have a choice: they can be passive victims and succumb to PeTA's bullying ways, or they can have their way with PeTA.
Let PeTA decide if it want's the press to pick up on its own sordid history.
Finally, notice the reference to the video that (now) demonizes the Chinese fur industry, the one that got poor old Mills-McCartney so in a lather over how horrible J.Lo is.
Regular readers of AC will recognize this sick snuff piece as the staged video whose link PeTA cleverly placed on a page demonizing Wet Seal. The placement of the link suggested that Wet Seal did business with companies who used such barbaric methods to obtain pelts (though PeTA2 wisely never stated as much). (After Wet Seal caved to PeTA's demands, PeTA called a moratorium on their harassment of the company's CEO and his wife, but included the snuff video on the "moratorium page".)
It's worth noting that in this piece, the obviously staged film is presented as if it were a legitimate representation of how the Chinese fur business works, when it is no such thing. For those who want to know more about why I believe the film is staged, read what I had to say about it here.
And then consider that PeTA2 is a website for kids, and ask yourself how good can a cause be if its advocates must resort to exposing kids to this kind of propaganda.
Thanks to Tom P. for the tip.