PETA is such a joke. They don’t want people hunting, shooting, or killing Bigfoot. I wonder if their position is the same on hunting unicorns or catching tooth fairies.
The Houston Chronicle reported on PETA’s reaction to the “news” that some guy named Rick Dyer killed Bigfoot in 2012 in Texas:
“The bottom line is, when someone sees a rare, exotic animal their first instinct shouldn’t be to shoot and kill it,” said PETA spokesperson Lindsay Rajt. “Just because you see something pretty, that doesn’t mean it should be mounted on your wall.” If anything the hunting and killing of a fictional animal teaches a lesson about hunting culture in general. According to Rajt, the popularity of hunting for sport is in decline, and has been since the late 1970s. “Wildlife watching is gaining popularity over hunting,” she said. “As an organization we do oppose hunting of any kind. It’s cruel and unnecessary and can damage populations and ecosystems,” Rajt said.
To PETA there is no difference between a fishing lure and a gun when it comes to hunting and killing animals. “You are inflicting pain and suffering either way,” Rajt said.
PETA’s about as much of a joke as Dyer’s claiming to have lured Bigfoot to his tent with a set of ribs he bought from Wal-Mart and rubbed with a “secret ingredient.” He apparently shot him with his rifle and preserved the body. He said that the body has undergone DNA tests and body scans to ensure that it really is the real deal this time. He’s currently “on tour,” showing people the dead beast.
In 2008, this same guy along with one of his friends claimed to have found the dead body of Bigfoot in the North Georgia mountains. They preserved it in a block of ice. After a press conference (yes, the media actually covered this), the ice was thawed, and the specimen was found to be an ape suit. Surprise, surprise. So, this time, it’ll be different.
At least the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department treated the situation like mature adults. They said if you wanted to hunt Bigfoot, you just need to make sure you have a hunting license.