Australian PETA Animal Activists’ Cooking “Dog” Terrifies Schoolchildren
Last month, at Pitt Street Mall in the centre of Sydney, a group of animal activists was barbecuing a lifelike dog. They come from an animal welfare organization named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA), with the aim of stopping people eating animal meat. This stunt, however, was regarded as excessive by some people.(Caution: the content may cause discomfort for some readers. )
On a Thursday of late January, PETA activists put a barbecue stand in the middle of the busy thoroughfare. A prop dog was being carefully grilled by a cook-like man with corn and onions surrounding it. The sign on the front of the barbecue put, “If you wouldn’t eat a dog, why eat a lamb? Go Vegan!” Also, other activists standing nearby hold the signs “All animals matter.”
“The idea of barbecuing dogs rightly causes outrage among Australians. Meanwhile, millions of other equally sensitive and intelligent animals are forced to endure horrific suffering when they’re bred, raised and killed for the meat industry. Anyone who’s repulsed by the prospect of chowing down on dog meat should question the incongruity of their compassion towards other animals,” PETA explained this way of campaign in a statement.
People’s instinctive repulse at seeing this fake dog body is exactly what PETA activists were expecting in this stunt. They believed this unusual way of promotion was effective to stir something up in our hearts. Yet, some witnesses saw this action excessive, unacceptable and terrifying, especially for youngsters.
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