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PETA strikes again

  1. Aug 14, 2010 #1

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    When I first heard of PETA, I thought, aww, some nice people working for animal rights. Now when I hear about PETA, I think "what ridiculous thing have they done now?"

    Here's the latest. Can't have chimpanzees on tv. I loved the chimp detonating the confetti in the Dodge commercial.

    If you want to see Dodge's response to PETA, check out the new commercial.

    http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/93924?fp=1 [Broken]
     
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  3. Aug 14, 2010 #2
    Funny commercial! I've thought much the same about PETA.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2010 #3

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    Wow, when I first saw the edited commercial (after having already seen the original) I assumed I must have been drunk and high. Good to know I was just drunk.

    I do love PETA though.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2010 #4

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    My only objection to the commercial is calling a chimpanzee a 'monkey'. I can feel my anthropologist friends cringing already.

    [Edit: 'Ape' is the appropriate term, btw.]
     
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  6. Aug 15, 2010 #5
    Meh. I too do not feel the need to force animals to do things in order to satisfy my need for humor. But PETA does certainly have a way of polarizing people...
     
  7. Aug 15, 2010 #6
    It is not pleasing to see wild animals (even domestic) being used for some kinds of entertainments.

    http://enextranet.animalwelfareonline.org/Images/resources_Animals%20in%20Entertainment_false_An-Overview-of-Animals-in-Entertainment-English_tcm34-11715.pdf [Broken]

    I can recall bull/dog fighting.
     
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  8. Aug 15, 2010 #7
    I wonder how many animals would be completely extinct without zoos or places where animals are held in captivity. Sure a lot of things humans have done with animals isn't the most humane or 'nice' things but I don't see how bull/dog fighting or circus abuse has to do with the dodge commercial.

    Has it been specifically proven/shown that the animal in the dodge commerical was not properly taken care of? Has it been treated inhumanely? The only objection I can really see just from the evidence provided is that people shouldn't have chimps as pets or keep them captive. In my opinion however, that isn't gonna go anywhere.
     
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  9. Aug 15, 2010 #8
    I was only presenting my agreement with dreiter post. It does not have anything to do with dodge or the PETA position.
     
  10. Aug 15, 2010 #9

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    I don't like to see animals "perform" for human entertainment, either. If a person is so bored with life they need to be entertained by an animal doing tricks, they need to get a better hobby, imo.
     
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  11. Aug 15, 2010 #10

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    What about humans? Hoe do you feel about them performing?

    Just curious.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2010 #11

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    Personally, I'd like to see an elephant skin Pamela Anderson and wear her implants as earmuffs.
     
  13. Aug 15, 2010 #12
    I wouldn't like human performance where the performer is forced to act without his/her consent.
     
  14. Aug 15, 2010 #13
    What mistreatment, what forcing? I happen to know that the monkey was given a very expensive cigar as compensation for his work.
     
  15. Aug 15, 2010 #14

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    Do you have pets?
     
  16. Aug 15, 2010 #15

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    Yes, a cat. She knows no tricks, not one. Although she has taught me several.
     
  17. Aug 15, 2010 #16

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    That's my feeling too. And in a show like the circus or SeaWorld, where there is a paying audience, I very much doubt the "stars of the show" are given the option to perform or not.
     
  18. Aug 15, 2010 #17
    I love animal rights nutters, they make me giggle. They don't seem to make the distinction between bear baiting and dressing a monkey up in a dress.

    That chimp in the dodge as was clearly loving it. Just like the PG tips monkeys loved it.
     
  19. Aug 15, 2010 #18
    This poor dog was forced to be in a sleeping pill ad. not

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  20. Aug 15, 2010 #19

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    I have taught my dog to do things when I want him to. Not tricks, per se, but sit, lie down, stay, come, heel, stop, etc. It's good bonding for us because he loves the praise and reinforcement, and it might save his life if he headed for the road and I need to stop him.
     
  21. Aug 15, 2010 #20
    Seriously some animals love to perform. It has to be taken on a case by case basis.
     
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