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Red face PETA Gets Shouted Down, Accused Of Racism

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PETA display draws hostility; condiments thrown


Story by Andrew R. Quinio
Posted March 23rd, 2006


PETA display comparing animal treatment to slavery
by Andrew R. Quinio


Students from PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, drew an angry crowd on Sproul after displaying images that compared animal treatment to the lynching and enslavement of black Americans. About a dozen Berkeley students furiously engaged the PETA members, accusing the animal rights group of racism. The situation intensified when one member of the crowd threw ketchup and mustard on the PETA display and another tore down part of the exhibit.

One image presented by PETA featured a chained elephant foot juxtaposed with the chained foot of a slave. Another showed black individuals hanging from a tree by their necks contrasted with the image of a cow being hung by its hind legs. Several black students shouted down the PETA students and called for the display to be taken down. One student who was upset by PETA’s comparison of slavery to animal mistreatment shouted amid tears, “I’m not trying to say that people should eat meat. I understand you, but the way you’re depicting our history, the way you are depicting the things that happened to us, the thing that happened to our ancestors, it’s not ok, it’s not ok!”

Another student, identified as Autumn by her peers, tore down one of the images in a fit of rage. Dominique Nisperos, a third year Cal student, was also upset by PETA’s display and argued with one of the group’s members. When asked if tearing down the display was appropriate on a campus that touts its free speech history, Nisperos responded, “I can see why they did it.” She added that bringing up the free speech issue “isn’t getting to the root of the problem. The means at expressing [PETA’s] message was racist.” Veronica Nisperos, a Berkeley student also incensed by the exhibit, stated that the group did have a point, but the way in which they made it, “created opposition among people who should be allies.”

Sengeeta Kumar, who led the PETA group, was surprised to have encountered such a reaction at UC Berkeley. “I was really hoping that people would think critically…it became very emotional and almost dangerous in the sense that people were threatening and pulling things down and it just became unsafe,” she said. Kumar noted that her group has taken the exhibit to 13 different schools and never faced a hostile reaction.

PETA eventually gave into the pressure and dismantled their display. Kumar expressed disappointment in her organization’s inability to get their message across. “When emotions are risen, people can be closed to dialogue.” She added, “We are all part of oppression, of beings who can’t speak for themselves. Animals are enslaved in our hands. This exhibit isn’t about demeaning any people, it about uplifting humanity.”

PETA members spent the rest of the afternoon wiping off the ketchup and mustard that was sprayed on their display.

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SMH at this, sometimes I think people value animals over people.

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They are so misguided.
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i cant believe this girl would say that “When emotions are risen, people can be closed to dialogue.” when the very point of the display was to people's emotions "risen" and that such displays do nothing for intellectual discussions about animal cruelty...

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this is nothing new. some animal activists even compared industrial slaughtering of animals to the holocaust. can't remember where i read about it.
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I was going to have a salad for lunch, but I'm in the mood for a burger instead.

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what was PETA thinking?

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Please tell us how the last line of your signature has ANYTHING to do with the discussion at hand. Thank you.
Because if PETA really cared about any type of "injustice" it would be the one aimed at defenseless, voiceless human beings who are currently being slaughters on the whims of their parent.

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They are sooooooo nutty. You can't even really be too mad at that kind of crazy. :retard:
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Sengeeta Kumar, who led the PETA group, was surprised to have encountered such a reaction at UC Berkeley. “I was really hoping that people would think critically…it became very emotional and almost dangerous
Ironically, had Kumar and the other PETA folk thought critically, they would have realized that their signs guaranteed the very reaction they're complaining about.

And trust me, even a lot of hard-core animal rights people know PETA is whacked.

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Ironically, had Kumar and the other PETA folk thought critically, they would have realized that their signs guaranteed the very reaction they're complaining about.

And trust me, even a lot of hard-core animal rights people know PETA is whacked.
Quite!

This type of thing really pisses me off, it does nothing to help animal rights whatsoever.

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Quite!

This type of thing really pisses me off, it does nothing to help animal rights whatsoever.
I know because I think I'm going to have some BBQ in salute to them for lunch.
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PETA really have no concept of public relations.
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