PETA Makes Idiotic Attack on Al Gore

PETA needs to think bigger. Why are they worried about the hundreds of animals Al Gore may eat over his lifetime rather than the millions of animals Gore could potentially save from extinction by curbing greenhouse gas emissions:

Activists take Al Gore to task on his diet

When he delivers a lecture on global warming in Denver next month, protesters will display billboards bearing a cartoon image of Mr Gore eating a drumstick and the message: “Too chicken to go vegetarian? Meat is the No 1 cause of global warming”.

The campaign is being organised by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) and is backed by other animal rights groups.

This may seem strange to PETA, but someone could be both an ally and omnivore. One example is omnivores who don’t buy fur coats or purses.

Pick better battles, PETA, and realize that the world isn’t as black & white as you’re pretending it is.

3 thoughts on “PETA Makes Idiotic Attack on Al Gore”

  1. Their attack on Al is indeed dumb, and pretty much guarantees that a whole range of moderately caring people are going to write their message off. Which is a same, because the message that eating meat causes global warming is a good one.

    If people simply reduced the amount of meat they eat, it would make a huge difference in the release of methane and the consumption of agricultural land used for feedstock. Think about all the ethanol we could make if we weren’t using it to feed cattle.

  2. PETA generally does a fantastic job of annoying me, even when I was a vegetarian (a short-lived thing for 2 years).

    I certainly won’t disagree with them on this, but ‘attacking’ someone who is really trying to make a difference and spread awareness on a serious topic, by telling them to try harder, is just redundant.

    While I do feel it’s helpful for people to have this information in hand, I know there’s a better approach out there.

  3. It’s too bad they are so stubborn and short-sighted. This is probably the dumbest thing I’ve seen them do. Their eagerness to polarize and make new enemies will only make it that much easier for people to write them off as “wacko’s”. If they continue to oppose people who could really help their cause (i.e. Gore) they will do so at their own peril.

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