I don't eat or harm animals, but I also don't support PETA. I have a huge problem with misreporting and hype just to promote an agenda.
|PETA claims that eating chicken can |
make your kid's dick small.
Their latest shock ad claims that eating chicken while pregnant directly correlates with the penis size of your child. I had a laughing WTF moment when I first saw this and immediately thought it was an article from The Onion. When I realized that this was indeed a real article by the crazies who run the PETA marketing, I had to look into it a little more. The study in which PETA obtained their information is incredibly boring, but if you would like to read it for yourself, see here. Basically, what it comes down to is this: the study found that with a huge intake of phthalates, which are chemicals found in paint - and also chicken skin, some penises had a girth decrease of 0.0003cm and a length decrease of 0.059cm. Pretty irrelevant to me, and is an especially ridiculous reach because the study doesn't even mention poultry. Plus, the last time I checked, we measure the D in inches not centimeters. If you are worried about a fraction of a cm, I think there is a different issue going on in your bedroom.
|Does size matter?|
In 2012, I personally fostered and adopted out more animals than an organization that took in close to $30 million in donations. Something is definitely wrong there.
PETA has been caught dumping the bodies of healthy animals - including a mother cat and her kittens and healthy puppies (my heart breaks every time I think of it). Some of these animals were identified by a Veterinarian's office as animals that PETA picked up and promised to find loving homes for. It was discovered soon after that PETA employees had murdered (although, they will call it euthanized) those animals in their van and dumped the bodies before they ever arrived to the shelter. These animals were never input into their system, therefore their statistics were not accounted for. How many more animals were silently murdered in a van by this so-called 'animal rights' organization?
Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA has been quoted as saying, "The animals… got the gift of euthanasia, and to them it was the best gift they’ve ever had. How dare you pretend to help animals and turn your back on those who want an exit from an uncaring world!"
In October of 2014, PETA employees were caught on camera luring a little girl's pet Chihuahua (named Maya) from her front porch. Maya was a healthy, friendly dog and they killed her less than 24 hours later.
PETA claims they euthanize animals because they are unwanted - I guarantee Maya's owners wanted her - in fact, they sued PETA later because of the trauma the whole ordeal caused their family. I can also guarantee that finding a home for a 6 month old Dalmatian puppy (one of the animals that was tossed in the dumpster) would not be hard at all. These two dogs are just examples of the countless, wonderful animals PETA has killed.
What can you do? Don't support PETA - it's as simple as that. Don't fall for the lies. Don't join in and sing their praises because they 'Do so much good for promoting Veganism and stopping the slaughter of farm animals". Do that yourself by choosing to eat meat-free yourself and encourage your friends to do the same. Send your donations and offer your support to small, local rescues and shelters. Support organizations like Farm Sanctuary, who promote a Vegan lifestyle, but back it up by saving the lives of animals. If you don't know where to start - I am happy to offer some suggestions on amazing charities that could use some love! So, is it okay to eat chicken? I don't think so. I am a firm believer that you can live a happy life without harming animals for food. I love chickens, they are beautiful, intelligent little creatures that do not deserve to die for a meal. I do hate liars, though, and feel that compassion for animals is a choice that one should make because they care for other beings on this earth, not because they are bullied by fear. I have many friends that eat meat and that is their choice. I do love when people have an open mind and heart and choose Tofu protein over Chicken. Tomorrow, I will share some of my favorite meat-free recipes in hopes that my meat-eating supporters will choose a veggie meal this week! No bullying, just delicious, tasty plant-based food!