Thursday, 29 September 2011
I love protecting sharks. Shark Week on Discovery is one of my favorite times of the year. I'm all about spreading the word to help protect one of the most misunderstood predators in the world.
But PETA, I think you may be taking it a little too far.
After the shark attack on 21-year old C.J. Wickersham was seen throughout news outlets, PETA has decided to take a stand against the shark-bias in Florida with its new campaign.
According to PETA, "people have the choice to be kind every time they sit down to a meal. We hope the billboard will lead to Floridians choosing a healthy vegan diet. ... We hope that after this experience he considers the pain and terror that fish feel when they are impaled and suffocated to death."
PETA also added that they're "still trying to find the best spot that would give maximum exposure at the best rates. With the shark attack in the news, [they] thought it'd be a good time to remind people that sharks are not the world's biggest predator -- [humans] are."
What do you think of PETA's new pro-vegan campaign? Do you think they're taking it too far? Or do you think that this is just far enough to get people to acknowledge animal rights?