Pets are people too. In fact, even if they’re not your pets, they’re sentient beings like humans. Therefore, when we eat other animals, we’re basically eating other people.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, PETA released an ad featuring actress Gillian Anderson in a Hannibal-themed setting, sitting at the head of a long table with what appears to be some sort of roasted meat. You hear Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, 2nd Movement (Andante) in the background as the camera closes in on Anderson’s face. She says, “Eating meat. It’s a matter of taste.” The camera falls slowly to reveal a bandaged stump where her leg was. (Gasp!) The “roast” on the table was her leg.
The message here is that when we eat meat, such as turkey this Thanksgiving, we might as well be eating ourselves. Check out the shocking and thought-provoking ad here:
PETA produced the ad in partnership with TV series Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller. From Breitbart:
“Writing Hannibal made me realize that human beings and other animals have more similarities than differences,” series creator Fuller said in a statement. “It had a direct impact on how I view meat and what I put in my body. Eating another sentient being is no different than eating another human being, in my mind. The trauma of Hannibal cuts both ways.”
A few years ago, PETA got on to the President for continuing the silly turkey pardon tradition. They wrote a letter to the President urging him not to participate in this outdated and humiliating ritual.
Humiliating to the turkey that is.
They compared these “gentle, intelligent” birds to blacks, homosexuals, women and other mistreated groups who PETA say are ridiculed and mocked. The letter stated:
“You understand so well that African-Americans, women, and members of the LGBT community have been poorly served throughout history, and now I am asking you to consider other living beings who are ridiculed, belittled, and treated as if their sentience, feelings, and very natures count for nothing.”
The letter went on to explain that birds can’t even be pardoned in the first place. They said that the only thing these turkeys were guilty of was “being born into a world of prejudice.” They urged the White House to serve delicious “tofurky” instead of murdering the innocent but tasty bird. Mmm…tofurky. (Gag me.)
I can’t believe that PETA’s ad would do anything to convince turkey-eaters to stop eating turkey. All their ads do is confirm over and over what a joke they are.