PETA Campaign Compares Rape Victims To Meat Industry

PETA Campaign Compares Rape Victims To Meat Industry

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has released a campaign which compares human sexual assault victims to the suffering of animals.

ERIN MARY Doyle
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The title of the campaign “Women Explain What Rape Feels Like for Animals in the Food Industry” argues that the artificial insemination of female cows, pigs and turkeys is on par with the rape of humans.

Warning the campaign is graphic:

The press release states that: “Because no feminist would consume food that’s a product of rape. When you know better, you do better. Go vegan—for mothers, for sisters, for daughters, and for all females whose bodies are exploited.”

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said: “We are talking about rape: It is rape when someone sticks their hand into a vagina or rectum without permission. That’s the dictionary definition of rape. We believe that everyone should see the reality of dairy, meat, and turkey production and then, unless they’re ethically blind, they will be appalled.

“Every decent person abhors and denounces sexual abuse of women but we cannot blithely accept the sexual abuse of other females who happen not to be human but have the same vulnerability to pain. We can’t fill our mouth full of steak, turkey or cheese knowing that mother cows are routinely sexually abused and that their calves—their beloved offspring—are taken from them shortly after birth. Any woman (or man!) with a heart should scream bloody murder on behalf of the animals who can’t scream it themselves.”

This, unsurprisingly, has not been received well by people on social media:

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This isn’t the first time that PETA has trolled the meat-eating world. Here’s a list of some of the most controversial, and ridiculous, campaigns PETA has embarked on for animal rights.