Hailed by followers as the truth and debunked by detractors as extremists, PETA falls short when it comes to common sense and true compassion. Here are the seven most idiotic campaigns the hypocritical animal-rights organization runs. Follow the links provided to the PETA campaigns, find out more about these shams and let your voice be heard wherever possible.
- Campaign: I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur!
Hot supermodels and celebrities routinely shed their own clothing and use nudity, albeit with well-placed hands, to draw attention to the cruelty of animal farming for the sake of fashion. Fur used in coats, hats, linings, gloves and other articles of clothing begotten from the skins of minks and other critters belong on the varmint, not your body, so goes the argument.
Why it’s idiotic: There are two reasons this campaign misses the mark. One, it’s the rich supermodels and celebrities who wear the mink stoles to restaurant openings and movie premieres, not the pimple-faced high school students PETA targets.
Secondly, it’s redundant. I’d rather see celebrity hotties naked than wearing fur, too.