PETA’s Porn Website To Promote Vegetarian Message

I’m not a follower of PETA, but i do know of their bold methods used to convey messages. Getting celebrities to strip and captioned “i’d rather go naked than wear fur” is what i remembered most about this organisation. I would say, it is a creative method, and by incorporating celebrities and physical attractions into the ad, it is indeed appealing to other women who aspire to be “superior” or “attractive” by wearing fur. However, by involving pornography into their projects, I really wonder if the morality of the objective still remains.

Have they gone too far with their antics? By using pornography for a good cause, they are in fact glorifying pornography. The problem isn’t solely about animal abuse or other related issues anymore; pornography is now another issue parallel to it. Perhaps their intended messages will be transmitted to the audience effectively, but the glory of pornography is also received by the audience too. It has now enable people to perceive topics or things that were in fact immoral or not upright to become “righteous” and “reasonable” as long as there is a good cause to back it up. That, i could not agree with or support. When goodwill is delievered at the expense of human morality, it leads the society down a downward spiral. Animals are saved, yet humans are dehumanised at the same time. It no longer makes one wonder if it is worth it, but rather, is it alright in the first place?

The targeted audience is obvious, and that is people who watch pornography. However, if their intention is to “educate” people, why are the children supposedly excluded from this audience range? Or in fact, is it encouraging “all” to watch too?

I personally feel that PETA is going the wrong way with their advertising antics. I believe whatever they are doing is for a good cause, but their ads are getting more and more offensive and provocative. They have gone to such an extent that even pornography is utilised. It makes me wonder what will they do next to capture and attention of the audience. Perhaps they should come out with more interesting ideas to educate the young, as i believe it is more effective to teach the people since young so they will stay away from all these indirect forms of animal cruelty as they grow.

Instead of making the world a better place, i feel that PETA is in fact creating another type of “ideal” world where animals’ lives reign over human integrity and morality. I can’t help but believe PETA is as messed up as people who support animal cruelty both directly or indirectly. PETA is not educating the public about anti-cruelty to animals; it is teaching pornography.

Link of media text:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/21/peta-plans-porn-website_n_972497.html#s367883&title=Animal_Activists_Encourage

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3 thoughts on “PETA’s Porn Website To Promote Vegetarian Message

  1. I thought that the issue of morality wasn’t the priority in PETA’s message. What they wanted was to attract attention, and look, you find that the ad is distasteful and you remembered it! Whether or not you like it, the adv remains in your memory! I guess what PETA is suggesting is that humans should just bare themselves even if furs were the last thing one could clothe. I guess it’s more of provocative adv rather than pornography adv. Well it all depends on individual! But in any case we all talk about equality between men and women, how about equality between Man and Animals?

  2. I believe what you says makes perfect sense. Its one thing to use make your point using bold methods, its an entirely different thing altogether when you claim that you are making pornography.

    In my opinion, the message they are trying to convey is no longer that of animal rights, instead, they make pornography look good by saying that it is of a good cause. So by saying that pornography in this context is for a good cause, is it therefore right for children under the age of 18 to watch it? Has it somehow been legal for underage people to view and possess porn? Worst still, does it therefore mean that it is alright for women under 18 to bare skin and do pornography, as long as it is for a good cause?

    I have always respected PETA for their causes and feel that animal cruelty should not be condoned, however, with this latest move by PETA, I am left to wonder, are there really any causes out there that warrants our respect?

  3. I agree with kyara, that PETA was trying to do something to catch the idea of the viewer even though it might have been questionable. These are the messages that people talk about the ones that are most questionable usually get the most intention and that had to been PETA’s intention.

    I support PETA and their efforts to protect animals and help them find a safe place to live. I think the main question is what are the limits in achieving your goals and what should be the sacrifice to achieve them.

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