Save the Whales, Boycott PETA (175x750)
8/20/09: A remix of my remix of PETA's fat phobic, sexist, classist, racist and speciesist "Save the Whales" billboard. I adjusted the dimensions of this banner to 750x175, so I could include it in my series of rotating banners on www.easyvegan.info. Feel free to reuse, recycle and/or distribute widely.
8/24/09: I plan on blogging about PETA's so-called "Save the Whales" campaign shortly, but until then, check out the critiques linked to below. (I also mentioned the billboard in passing while discussing The Onion's PETA spoof video.)
Feministing, Feministe, Shakesville and other liberal/progressive/feminist blogs have covered the campaign as well, but more often than not, the comments quickly devolve into speciesist hate speech. It's almost as though omni's eagerly await and joyfully welcome the offensive actions of an animal advocacy group as an excuse to bash animal advocates and - worst of all - non-human animals, who: 1) are at the bottom of the shitpile; 2) are not at all responsible for PETA's actions, reprehensible or not; and 3) don't even have a voice in the conversation. And I'm really, seriously fucking sick to death of it.
And also: fuck you, PETA.
Last updated 9/5/09: Here's a handy-dandy link roundup of vegan/feminist (and the occasional non-vegan, yet non-speciesist) responses to PETA's "Save the Whales" billboard and subsequent non-apology. Feel free to drop your own suggestions in the comments!