December 20, 2003

RABBIT-PEELING LESSON OFFERED

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has a nice sideline in the Unethical Treatment of Children:

Animal rights advocates will single out small children at performances of "The Nutcracker" in the next few weeks by handing out fliers saying "Your Mommy Kills Animals" to youngsters whose mothers are wearing fur.

The fliers include a color drawing of a woman plunging a large bloody knife into the belly of a terrified rabbit. The fliers urge kids to "ask your mommy how many dead animals she killed to make her fur clothes.

"And the sooner she stops wearing fur, the sooner the animals will be safe. Until then, keep your doggie or kitty friends away from mommy - she's an animal killer."

My mother (pictured above) actually was. She grew up on a farm, and learned how to trap and skin rabbits before she was ten. These are skills you donít lose; if PETA has any spare bunnies lying around, a demonstration could be arranged. By the way, you donít stab them to death, because that damages the pelt. You break their necks.

(Image via Eye on the Left)

Posted by Tim Blair at December 20, 2003 02:25 PM
Comments

Law suit time!

Posted by: gaz at December 20, 2003 at 02:28 PM

Forget lawsuits. If some SOB hands that to my kid, I will make him eat the whole bundle.

Posted by: Papertiger at December 20, 2003 at 02:57 PM

my god, the anguish those kids will feel. many will cry, but maybe a few will manage between sobs to ask the nice peta people

"how many trees did you kill for these fliers??"

Posted by: charlotte at December 20, 2003 at 03:04 PM

I think as a child I would have said, "That's not how you kill a rabbit! If it's a wild rabbit, you just shoot it, or if its a domestic rabbit you hit it over the back of the head with a ball pen hammer so you don't damage the meat."

I like rabbit. Its really tasty.

"Until then, keep your doggie or kitty friends away from mommy - she's an animal killer."

The proper responce to that is, "So are my doggie and kitty friends. What _did_ you think those teeth were for?"

Posted by: celebrim at December 20, 2003 at 03:16 PM

I'm anti-fur, but that is just sick.
Still, whats a few mentally scarred children here and there for the cause.

If even one of those imbeciles is a meat eater, I'd like to take him/her and shove his/her head right up the meat supplying animals arse just so they can feel its sphincter constrict in fear as it dies to feed him/her.

(O.K that might not be so rational, especially as I'm a meat eater, but I tell you, if any my kids see one of those flyers there will be plenty of sphincter constricting going on.)

Posted by: Michael at December 20, 2003 at 03:27 PM

Tim, your Mom's background reminds me of those girl scouts in Fairbanks Alaska. For a project, they were trapping, killing and skinning beavers. Of course, PETA flipped. But that's how you make a real woman.

Posted by: Geoff Matthews at December 20, 2003 at 03:32 PM

Why are they just picking on the fur-wearing mothers? Waddabout the poor shivering sheepy who had to give up its wool so Mummy could have a sweater? And the poor old cotton plant that lost its bolls to make that shirt? And the mummy and daddy petro-chemical molecules whose spawn made that vinyl jacket? And don't mention the leather tree.

Posted by: slatts at December 20, 2003 at 03:38 PM

My mum was from the bush, too. No rival when it came to decapping a chook.

Posted by: slatts at December 20, 2003 at 03:42 PM


Geoff put "girl scouts" and "beavers" in the same post, and now I'm feeling really, really horrible about myself. Thanks a lot, Geoff.

Posted by: Dave S. at December 20, 2003 at 03:57 PM

If anyone has seen "Roger and Me", you'll know that Michael Moore is behind this.

Posted by: Steve in Houston at December 20, 2003 at 03:59 PM

Until then, keep your doggie or kitty friends away from mommy - she's an animal killer.

Would they be game to hand out something saying that in South Korea?

Posted by: Andjam at December 20, 2003 at 04:38 PM

The rabbit in red la la diddy dee da da the rabbit in red.

Hey lady aaaaaah. What's cookin'?

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at December 20, 2003 at 04:39 PM

Intentionally traumatizing and psychologically scarring young children would seem to qualify under criminal law as child abuse. These people should be arrested and prosecuted.

Posted by: Interested-Participant at December 20, 2003 at 04:59 PM

Your mom's hot!!!

Posted by: John C. at December 20, 2003 at 04:59 PM

I really thought this was a hoax when I first saw it. I just hope that they stop them from giving this crap out to kids as it will effect then badly.

On a different level I am pleased as this sort of vile pamphlet will mean that PETA will lose any chance of being viewed anything less than extremist and loopy.

Looking at that rabbit's face brings out the death beast in me, mind you after this week it is feeling pretty sated.

Posted by: Rob at December 20, 2003 at 05:40 PM

PETA- People Eating Tasty Animals, a fine organisation.

Posted by: Ross at December 20, 2003 at 05:42 PM

Child abuse. Something bad must've happened to them when they were kids. Now they want to be the perpetrators.

Posted by: anita at December 20, 2003 at 05:55 PM

Child abuse. Something bad must've happened to them when they were kids. Now they want to be the perpetrators.

Posted by: anita at December 20, 2003 at 05:55 PM

oops.

Posted by: anita at December 20, 2003 at 05:58 PM

I always love the way animal rights protestors attack the FUR industry. Far more animals die for leather.

Why don't they protest at the local motorcycle riders' club?

Anyway, whose mom is so cheap she admits to wearing lapin?

Posted by: Peggy Sue at December 20, 2003 at 06:48 PM

I have a couple black labs, and they've probably killed 5-6 wild rabbits in the last 6 months, and these stray cats I feed have probably killed another half-dozen.

Rabbits get killed by just about everything on Earth. That's basically what their niche is. (Except for the ones that terrorize Jimmy Carter).

Posted by: Jeremy at December 20, 2003 at 07:10 PM


More dumbassed PETA stunts (not work friendly)

http://www.omsex.com/peta/

Posted by: procrustes at December 20, 2003 at 10:13 PM

Although PETA are a bunch of sick perverts I do think they should be congratulated for getting attractive (albeit dim), female celebrities to pose nude.

Posted by: Ross at December 20, 2003 at 11:24 PM

What's amazing is that these people actually think their going to walk away with their dental work intact. Being in an adults face is one thing; accosting someones children is an entirely different matter.

Posted by: tom at December 21, 2003 at 12:19 AM

My Grandma would tell a story about when she was a child and she killed a chicken for supper. She was chopping the head off, but the chicken squirmed. She ended up chopping the chicken's head in half. The chicken was still alive and started running around with its head split in two. (She hunted it down and finished the job. Cold blooded Grandmama.)

Posted by: scott h. at December 21, 2003 at 12:28 AM

Go to PETA's Web site. Search on "cruel charities."

You know people by the enemies they keep.

Posted by: F451 at December 21, 2003 at 12:40 AM

As an aside about unintended concsequences, PETA found out a restaurant here in Houston was selling kangaroo burgers. As soon as the protests started with the media in tow, sales of kangaroo tripled. The owner has said the protesters can come any time they want. It's good for business.

Posted by: Mark at December 21, 2003 at 01:17 AM

Have kids got considerably feebler in the thirty or so years since I was one? If I'd been handed that poster as a bloodthirsty little seven-year-old savage, I'd've thought, 'Cool!' and stuck it on my bedroom wall.

Posted by: David Gillies at December 21, 2003 at 01:25 AM

I agree with Peggy Sue. I'd respect PETA more if they'd head over to a Hell's Angels club and bothered the gents wearing the leather jackets, hats, boots, etc., about the poor cows that died.

Posted by: ushie at December 21, 2003 at 01:43 AM

"My mom grew up on a farm..." etc.

Mine too. But what I flashed on when I read these comments was a "Southern sayings" email that floated around the 'net, and especially the line that went:

Our women hunt, fish, and drive 4WDs because they want to. So you're a feminist; that's cute.

Posted by: Ken Summers at December 21, 2003 at 03:16 AM

Oh, and BTW, I don't have the photoshop skills (or photoshop for that matter) to do it, but this is just begging to be turned into "Your Mommy kills hippies" or "Your Mommy kills vegans".

Any takers?

Posted by: Ken Summers at December 21, 2003 at 03:19 AM

"Far more animals die for leather. Why don't they protest at the local motorcycle riders' club?"

Funny, huh? In my college days, I used to hang out with a fair number of "peace punks" (who were, among other things, vegans). I'd say about half of my peace punk friends wore leather jackets.

Posted by: Sean at December 21, 2003 at 04:17 AM

My mother was raised on a farm/ranch near Kerrville where I rusticated from time to time as a child. I've never trusted women since I watched my grandmother wring a chicken's neck.

No bloody knives. She would pick those rascals up by the head, rotate her arm a couple of times, then pop that chicken like a whip and wait for the headless body to quit lapping the chicken yard before plucking it and gutting it.

I used to mind my grandmother.

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at December 21, 2003 at 04:23 AM

Why don't they protest the Bikers in leather? Because they *know* the Bikers will kick the living daylights out of them. They think the rich lady in the fur coat is a softer target, but I've got news for them, they mess with me and my child, I will hand my fur to a friend and proceed to wipe the pavement with the bloody fool. While my daughter cheers me on, no doubt ;) I am raising the next generation of beligerent female, after all.....

Posted by: Kat at December 21, 2003 at 05:00 AM

I bet Peta has to withdraw this in the next 24 hours. I'm hoping they don't because they will be committing a criminal offence by harassing small children. They'll be lucky not to be flayed alive (pity they don't have any fur). And they will certainly face charges.

Posted by: Dave F at December 21, 2003 at 05:24 AM

scott h.:

eek!

Posted by: samkit at December 21, 2003 at 02:37 PM

And they're now going after children, because they are the softest targets of all.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian at December 21, 2003 at 05:31 PM

Next time you see a PETA guy, ask them if they know for sure their salad was fertilized without the use of any animal manure. Since most of them are organic-farming nuts, that'll throw them for a loop.

Posted by: dzd at December 21, 2003 at 11:29 PM

The wife grew up in the country, skinned bunnies and plucked hens, even lived off weeds and bullrushes for a very hungry period (back-to-the-land hippie parents - puts paid to at least part of that stereotype, wot?) So yeah, my daughter's mommy kills animals. And can make tasty vittles from 'em. (Even worked as a historical re-enactor in early 19th C. homes, so when the grid goes down, we're set, y'all.)

And if one of those PETA arsehats makes whiny near me or mine, I'll pound 'em into the ground like a fricking tent peg.

Posted by: rick mcginnis at December 22, 2003 at 01:13 AM

And yeah, only skeezers wear rabbit-fur coats. Rabbit fur is for lining winter coats, y'all.

Posted by: rick mcginnis at December 22, 2003 at 01:14 AM

I was really hoping someone would denounce me when I posted a photo of myself eating whale. But it didn't happen.

Posted by: Michael Jennings at December 22, 2003 at 06:50 AM

This is how Daddy pushes his thumbs into the carotid arteries of the PETA scum who accosted you on the street.

Posted by: iamayar at December 22, 2003 at 07:32 AM

This is how Daddy pushes his thumbs into the carotid arteries of the PETA scum who accosted you on the street.

Posted by: iamayar at December 22, 2003 at 07:33 AM

This is how Daddy pushes his thumbs into the carotid arteries of the PETA scum who accosted you on the street.

Posted by: iamayar at December 22, 2003 at 07:33 AM

This is how Daddy pushes his thumbs into the carotid arteries of the PETA scum who accosted you on the street.

Posted by: iamayar at December 22, 2003 at 07:33 AM

This is how Daddy pushes his thumbs into the carotid arteries of the PETA scum who accosted you on the street.

Posted by: iamayar at December 22, 2003 at 07:33 AM

This is how Daddy pushes his thumbs into the carotid arteries of the PETA scum who accosted you on the street.

Posted by: iamayar at December 22, 2003 at 07:33 AM

This is how Daddy pushes his thumbs into the carotid arteries of the PETA scum who accosted you on the street.

Posted by: iamayar at December 22, 2003 at 07:33 AM

This is how Daddy pushes his thumbs into the carotid arteries of the PETA scum who accosted you on the street.

Posted by: iamayar at December 22, 2003 at 07:33 AM

This is how Daddy pushes his thumbs into the carotid arteries of the PETA scum who accosted you on the street.

Posted by: iamayar at December 22, 2003 at 07:33 AM

This is how Daddy pushes his thumbs into the carotid arteries of the PETA scum who accosted you on the street.

Posted by: iamayar at December 22, 2003 at 07:33 AM

This is how Daddy pushes his thumbs into the carotid arteries of the PETA scum who accosted you on the street.

Posted by: iamayar at December 22, 2003 at 07:33 AM

This is how Daddy pushes his thumbs into the carotid arteries of the PETA scum who accosted you on the street.

Posted by: iamayar at December 22, 2003 at 07:33 AM

Repeatedly?

Posted by: Andrea Harris at December 22, 2003 at 08:35 AM

That is absolutely terrible but does get the message across and i am sure leaves a lasting impression on the kids!!

Posted by: used english books tokyo at December 22, 2003 at 05:14 PM

So does electrocution of the genitalia.

Ends/means/justify/etc.

Posted by: Sam at December 22, 2003 at 08:46 PM