PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the well-known animal-rights, is outraged…again.
The photo above, featured in The New York Times “Food and Wine” section, drew this comment from PETA founder and President Ingrid Newkirk – “It’s downright offensive, not just to people who care about animals but almost to everyone. It’s a plucked, beheaded, young chicken in a young pose.”
“Young pose”? Newkirk went on to claim (since “young pose” was apparently not clear enough) that The Times was endorsing necrophilia. This from an organization that has become nearly synonymous with nudity and pornography.
PETA has regularly used nudity and shock methods to garner attention for it’s agenda. And, if animals are to be given equal treatment, why the outrage?
Of course, this whole ordeal is ridiculous but it highlights the fact that, once man leaves absolute standards, literally anything is possible. Once the distinction between man and animal is removed, the image of God in man ignored, man loses value and beast is inordinately revered.
This is not to say that animals should not be cared for or that needless and inhumane killings are acceptable. But, a movement that will promote it’s cause using naked human women (as if a mere piece of meat), then protest “sexy chicken” has truly lost it’s mind.