PETA Asked the State Fair of Texas For a Booth. Wanna Guess How Big Tex Responded?

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The fair's no place for you, sister. Have you tried the Lodge, though? They pay better, and the chicken wings are to die for.
Just got off the phone with a lovely young lass from PETA, America's favorite activist group turned performance troupe. They're always really nice to talk to, those PETA folks, right until they start trying to reincarnate your lunch.

Apparently they had applied for a booth at the State Fair of Texas -- their first attempt to take their act inside a state fair, where they hoped to give fair-goers a slightly less homespun (and slightly more vomit-inducing) portrait of the lives of American livestock. Here's what they proposed, in an email to the Fair's exhibition team:

Greetings from PETA. We are writing to request outdoor exhibit space at the state fair for a thought-provoking twist on the traditional 4-H booth--one revealing the damaging side of animal agriculture that the public is increasingly curious about. PETA's display will represent a more realistic side of the meat, dairy, and egg industries, with the four H's standing for "hellish for animals," "hazardous to the environment," "heart attack-inducing," and "hypocritical for teaching kids to care about only certain animals and to disregard others."

We will screen this video narrated by Sir Paul McCartney, which illustrates these points through undercover video footage from factory farms and slaughterhouses, where animals have their throats slit while they are still conscious and are even skinned alive. The video also shares data from the United Nations about the meat trade's devastating impact on lakes and rivers as well as various health studies about how meat contributes to the obesity epidemic, heart disease, and cancer. The display will also include free copies of PETA's vegetarian/vegan starter kit.

The fair, of course, took a pass. As well it should have. Look, PETA: We love your devotion to reminding us of all the hidden heinousness in our bacon-wrapped lives, especially when it involves naked ladies, as it almost always does. But I'm taking a 4-year-old to the Fair tomorrow, and I don't need her watching Paul McCartney curb-stomping baby lambs, or whatever's in that movie. Next year, pitch something a little more understated -- something a little less, you know, PETAish. The fair will still turn you down, but at least you'll have more cause to bitch about it.


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Jkbrake
Jkbrake

PETA is a twisted, uneducated, pathetic group that spouts off untruths about the greatest industry in our country, agriculture. Those that continue to complain about agriculture should not do it with a full mouth whether with vegetables or meat. 4-H is the greatest youth organization in this country and I am a 4th generation member proud of my families participation.

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pasadena fitness boot camp

its been a few years since i was in Ag economics, couldnt remember an exact number, just wanted to express that it was small.

OakieDoakie
OakieDoakie

A much more effective and useful booth would be one promoting basic pet healthcare, and spay/neuter. You'd be shocked at the stupidity of people out there, who don't even know to vaccinate against parvo or give heartworm preventative.

randy from sachse
randy from sachse

Review Staff's posts here could be used as a near complete study of the argumentive fallacies.Argumentum VerbosiumArgumentum Ad HominemArgumentum Ad IgnorantiumI could go on ... and on.

matthew pizana
matthew pizana

curb-stomping baby lambs, that is the funniest thing I have read all day. I wish PETA all the best but just like anything, you have to blend in or stay on the fringe.  Just the way things work right now in our little piece of the world.

Karl Boger
Karl Boger

And here I has been thinking that PETA stood for People Eating Tasty Animalsooppss

BNL
BNL

How about the appalling use of 4-H's motto as their slogan? That is beyond offensive. If they truly knew anything about 4-H and what it stands for, they would never even attempt something this low-handed. It's hard to give credit to an organization & their beliefs when they don't bother to do factual research and attack a wonderful organization like 4-H with absurd propaganda. 

Amanda Mauldin Hart
Amanda Mauldin Hart

So, how many of you actually raise animals for a living?Not all ranchers and farmers or big factory farms are evil.  PETA and the other anti-animal groups only show the ones that are in the wrong.  Have you seen them try to find or show a film about a grower that respects their animals?  NO cause they don't want you to see that.  This is our livelyhood, why would we mistreat animals and make them sick, if we intend to sell them for a profit.  The controversy over antibotics in meat is way overdone.  If your child gets sick, do you take them to the dr and get meds to help them feel better?  99% of you said yes.  You do this because you love them, you don't want them to hurt.  Same with those of us who raise animals for consumption.

If you have questions about farmers or ranchers and their practices, go visit one.  Call your local Farm Bureau and ask for some contacts to call and some information, from the people that grow the food you eat, instead of relying on someone who probably thinks their food comes from the grocery store.

THINK PEOPLE!!!

Proud 4H'er
Proud 4H'er

Also, If a dairy cow is sick and given antibiotics, she's removed from the system for a long time, getting milked elsewhere, and her milk not going into the bulk tank for the general public

Myrandomemail
Myrandomemail

The moral of the story is, kids, raise your own cattle, feel them only organic grass, love them, pet them, and kill them quickly. Enjoy that steak guilt free cause now no one can bitch about it!

petasucks
petasucks

I love to club baby seals and kill animals just for sport its so much fun but I'm equal minded I wouldn't mind killing a couple peta members to

Rooster
Rooster

Dear Review Staff,

It's good to see you're very passionate about your cause, but if you really are looking educate people by having them actually READ your missives, you might want to make them less than 9000 words each.

Please don't shoot the messenger.

Hugs and kisses,

Rooster

Fafebay
Fafebay

I love animals.....they're delicious !

Hophead
Hophead

Wow!  I really appreciate your neutral, biased tone.  PETA "bitches" (as you assert to deprecate) because it's their focus to do so.  I'm tired of the author's assumed representation of the alleged "majority."  Were more people able to see the source of what they've been eating, the "majority" might undergo some change.  You're a veritable shill!

Drtyoldmn
Drtyoldmn

This is America; the fair is free to ban, or at least muzzle, anyone they want!

Review Staff
Review Staff

 Drtyoldmn burped: "This is America; the fair is free to ban, or at least muzzle, anyone they want!" --HAHAHA! Freedom to BAN. You know what's even funnier? That this user probably doesn't even realize that he just posted an OXYMORON and debunked himself in his own sentence.

This is hilarious. Everybody Frame this and save it. He just went around tooting his horn like he's some fake patriotic american for liberty and justice for all, and then exposed himself as against what america and the constitution stand for, as a Soviet or Chinese style fascist that just advocated banning and censorship. The thing is, he probably doesn't even realize it. That's the funniest thing.

There must be something in his water. Or the meat he's been eatin'. It must be the reason why the term MEAT-HEAD refers to someone not as smart.

This is AMERICA! Where we have the LIBERTY & FREEDOM TO BAN & MUZZLE YOU! ---hahahaha.

Drtyoldmn exposed himself.

Drtyoldmn
Drtyoldmn

Settle down Review Staff, I realize 'exactly' what I said, and I was hoping a reader or 2 may find the witticism mildly amusing.You clearly did, but if you persist with your apparent misinterpretation, I shall be forced to exercise my right, liberty, and freedom to purchase objectionable books and burn them in my driveway!

Paul
Paul

Dear Review Staff:

The US Constitution, among other items, describes the relationship between and among the federal government, the various states and individual citizens.

The right to free speech described in the 1st Amendment is a prohibition against the government restraining the opinions and statements uttered by a citizen.

The 1st Amendment does not apply between two citizens.  The Observer, if it so desired, could remove all of your posts and your 1st Amendment rights would not be infringed.  Similarly, the State Fair of Texas has absolutely and complete control over who, what, and how any vendor can do at the State Fair.

Please go review your junior high civics textbook.

Sincerely;

Paul

Katie
Katie

Review Staff,

From reading your posts, I can see you love to hear yourself talk rather than actually listening to other people's points and try to make a valid discussion over the matter. Anyway, I have some things I'd like to point out to you that don't involve skewed research and extreme situations:

1. We as humans are omnivores...do you know what that means? Yes, we are meant to eat both meats and greens. We even have the teeth to prove it.

2. As an educated person with a BS in Nutrition, I'm here to tell you that we DO need meat in our diets...just not a lot. Without complete proteins, our body becomes deficient in certain amino acids...not good.

3. I don't appreciate your slander about "meat heads". I eat meat, and I am by no means unintelligent. Calling people names or stereotyping them is rather immature. Shame on you.

4. I am a fourth generation rancher. We treat our animals as well as we treat our own family. For some people, that is not the case sadly. However, there is a higher incidence of violence regarding humans harming other humans. I think you need to focus your attention to the bigger problem that is present.

5. This whole throat-slitting and live-skinning thing is ridiculous...you would be making more of an impact to take action against the individual company which performed these horrible acts rather than trying to bash the rest of us.

6. There are low people in this world that don't think twice about harming their animals...but a LARGE MAJORITY of ranchers/farmers make every effort to make sure their animals live a comfortable life. As far as people eating animals, would you rather us perform the act of slaying animals like people did in the old days (bow and arrow/long range rifle)? I don't think so. At least we have means of making sure they don't suffer now.

7. Oh and about the whole raw meat to prove you like meat for what it is: Why would we eat meat raw when we can grill it to a nice medium-rare with a little salt and pepper? You don't eat raw vegetables constantly...pot calling the kettle black? Grilling also brings out the flavor of the meat when it has a good amount of marbling to it.

8. Oh wait, it causes obesity...so does every processed product. If you knew what you were talking about, you'd know that obesity in the US is mainly attributed to over-consumption of refined grains and sugars because they are cheap, tasty, and convenient (and calorie DENSE due to saturated fat and a ton of sugar). Meat is definitely not cheap or convenient to prepare for the most part...and you can choose healthy cuts! Start reading some legit nutritional studies and consider socioeconomic statuses.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

AmericanGirl
AmericanGirl

Review Staff, you are so ignorant. Yes I will admit some animal's are mistreated when they are being raised at certain facilities...but not all of them. If you want to make such a HUGE impact then take your ridiculous rants elsewhere...no one gives a shit about your comments...Why don't you worry about the thousands of kids that are being abused and mistreated in the UNITED STATES...that seems more important to me I guess

Scarlett
Scarlett

I would like to go to the fair and not see hundreds of people devouring murdered animals, but I have to see that if I want to go enjoy the rest of the fair. I do not see why it is any different for Joe Tone and his 4 year old friend to go to the fair and see a PETA booth... I guess we shouldn't educate our children on the horrors of the meat industry. Keep shoveling that meat into your mouth and enjoy your coronary heart disease. 

Proud4H'er
Proud4H'er

Do your research and talk to your local farmers before you start slandering the meat industry.

Smb38
Smb38

If god didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat.

Review Staff
Review Staff

Smb38 burped: "If god didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat." - OH! According to Smb38 he says GOD wants us to eat human children!

Babies are also made out of meat.  So thanks for posting your saying there, it now means, that according to your meat-based logic, you believe that God says you should kill and eat butchered human infant meat. Afterall, according to YOU, if god didn't want you to, he wouldn't have created babies composed out of meat.

You win Extremist Biblical Freak of the site award. Saying god told you it's ok to cut up babies because they are also made out of meat so that makes it ok.

To all others: If you see anyone ever caught posting that line (seen before, old) simply reply exposing them as having just condoned frying human babies justified by god, and that person and whatever else they try to pull will be exposed as discredited as an extemist conjuring up religion and telling people that god told them to commit infanticide.

Anyone caught posting that line that Smb38 posted just said god ok'd them to kill and eat human infants.

Cain06
Cain06

Why couldn't you reply to any of my posts review staff? I like a good argument, but your lack of acknowledgement, admits defeat in my opinion. Oh and try using some of your own knowledge, instead of regurgitating something you have seen on the internet. Judging by the length of your replies, you should atleast have some sort of rebuttle statement in this debate, im just waiting to here your off the wall view on some of my statements.

Wilsonguy6569
Wilsonguy6569

Review staff wrote: oh wait, I didnt read any of it so I don't know what he wrote. But I know by the length of it he or she has never been laid. Oh, saw an article where oral sex now surpasses cigarettes for the leading cause of throat cancer in men. Dang. I'm going to continue eating beef, pork, fish and chicken as long as I live. Oh, and I hunt and have passed that down to my kids who will pass it down to their kids and so on.

James Doak30
James Doak30

I love to club baby seals and kill animals just for sport its so much fun but I'm equal minded I wouldn't mind killing a couple peta members to

roadsidecouch
roadsidecouch

No, no, no!  You are supposed to chain the legs apart, not together!

Blowmwobama
Blowmwobama

Fuck PETA, I'm going to Whataburger.Sure I may live a couple of years less than a vegan, but at least i'll die a happy man.

Oh....and fuck Obama.

Review Staff
Review Staff

 Blowmwobama wrote: "Fuck PETA, I'm going to Whataburger. Sure I may live a couple of years less than a vegan, but at least i'll die a happy man. Oh....and fuck Obama."

Wow! You must REALLY LIKE Obama! Because wanting to have sex with someone means you have to be really attacted to them physically, and you just said you want to F--- him.

You also clearly said "F--- PETA" too, so you admit that you like PETA too! Wow. And your name is "Blowmwobama" meaning that you indicate that you want to Blow Obama. Wow, you admitted you were a Sausage Lover, and as we know by definition, being a Meat Eater means you love wieners in your mouth, but wow, you're one heck of a hot-dog taster to actually want Blow another man. (Hey, not that there's anything wrong with that, for you, where we know only 2 things may come from Texas, but hey, not everyone's cup of tea. That's on you and announcing your love of meat.)

And the fact that you announced that if only you could blow and f-- another man, you will die a happy man, well, not too sure about that, but remember, HIV/AIDS originated from meat-eaters, and with today's modern hospitals, it doesn't mean that you get to live it up, then drop dead a happy man, what happens is, you get anus cancer, perhaps diabetes, hiv/aids, and such, and you remain Alive... Yes, that's right. You don't die, you are kept alive, sometimes for years, maybe even the last decades of your life, wasting away, all atrophied, in a wheelchair, with oxygen tanks and a colostomy bag holding your own urine and fecal matter, while others are living it up. oh, no, you don't die sooner. This is the 21st century, mate. You remain alive. Infected. With arms all withering away, and IV bags, and hair falling out, and financially drained due to hospital bills, and smelling like a sick person in a hospital, and you survive like that for days, and months, and years, as you spend the remaining decades of your life unable to move.

But hey, at least you admitted you're a meat-eater now and want to express your love to another man and you let it out in the open that you're a sausage lover. That must be a relief for ya. Good luck with that.

Nick Campbell
Nick Campbell

So what you're saying is that we're keeping reality out of the public's eye, and preserving corporate induced ignorance. This is exactly what Occupy Wall St. and by extension, Occupy Dallas are all about.  Wake up, America.

Montemalone
Montemalone

I like meat.I eat meat.I would prefer we go about raising our food in a humane way, and slaughter it in a humane way.As the inhabitants of the top of the food chain, we have a moral responsibility to do what is in our power to minimize any suffering our need for food causes our food.There's no reason for torturous treatment.We have the ability to raise animals in a way that allows them to live comfortably, and we can treat them with dignity to feed ourselves.

Cain06
Cain06

For the most part, we do raise animals humanely, PETA searches for extreme cases to display, and belive me, the cases they show are stopped almost immediately. Believe me the slaughter process is as humane as possible. They also argue against antibiotics, but animals get sick, just like us, where would we be without antibiotics, i know when u get sick, u run  to the doctor to get well, shouldnt we do the same for our sick animals.

Rocky Presley
Rocky Presley

The only issue is that in America, we consume about 9 billion chickens a year and about 52 million head of cattle. This is just in the US.  Remember, we also export to meet the food demand worldwide. How do you expect to keep up with the demand without these conditions?  There isn't enough free range. Not even close. In Texas this year, we had the worst drought conditions in our history. If everything was free range, drought would stricken our supply. That is PETA's fatal flaw. Unless they promote a wholly vegan lifestyle, they are foolish to rail against the treatment of these animals when they do not know what it takes to stock a food supply that is safe for consumption and is affordable. Now, if all of the US took on a vegan lifestyle, there would be massive shortages on fruits and vegetables worldwide. People would starve. They already do when there is a simple corn shortage due to climatological issues and the US burning 25% of our corn production in ethanol. There is a fundamental ignorance in their stance.

I get that spouting animal rights is in vogue. While it may be fashionable for the less informed, it is still rooted in the ignorance of what is required to sustain the human race. 

Kdpoe01
Kdpoe01

Feel free to actually visit a slaughter facility, a cattle farm, or a cattle sale barn before saying "torturous treatment."

Review Staff
Review Staff

 Montemalone wrote: "I like meat.I eat meat." - The taste is from plants. And Meat's linked to cancer."

Good guy "Montemalone" wrote: "we have a moral responsibility to do what is in our power to minimize any suffering". - This is good. Keep doing that. This makes you very honorable.

However, remember that this is not only about animals. This is about humans. Science now shows that this: "I like meat.I eat meat." causes Human damage. By doing this, you are inflicting damage on yourself. In addition, if you go round advocating it to your wife, child, family, etc, you are unwittingly contributing to their potential suffering, not (only) animals. If you as yet just realised the aspect that it's pretty good for you to care about the suffering part, that's good. But if you haven't realised yet, just how concrete and extensive the evidence is linking red meat to diabetes, diseases, human death, sicknesses, contagion, and cancer, then start to have a look.

NEWS: "Eating Charred, Well-done Meat May Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk" - CANCER.ORG

NEWS: "Processed meats linked with stomach cancer" - PHYSORG

NEWS: "Certain meat components may increase bladder cancer risk" - MEDXPRESS

NEWS: "Processed Meat Linked To Bladder Cancer" - American Institute For Cancer Research

NEWS: "Bacon, Sausage, Deli, Processed Red Meat Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart Disease, Diabetes" - MEDICALNEWSTODAY

NEWS: "Studies show processed meat a real health risk" - Reuters News Service

NEWS: "Vegetarians may be at lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke" - MEDICALNEWSTODAY

NEWS: "Red Meat Linked To Liver Cancer" - FYI

NEWS: "Crab Meat products recalled after potentially dangerous bacteria found" - CNN

NEWS: "Heme Iron From Red Meat may Increase Blood Pressure" - MediNEWS.Direct

NEWS: "Red meat doubles rheumatoid arthritis risk" - MEDNEWSTODAY

NEWS: "Vegetarians Less Likely To Develop Blood-Cancer Than Meat Eaters" - Leukemia

NEWS: "Red meat increases risk of death from cancer" - The Globe and Mail

Didn't realise this? Go verify it for yourself. Go put "Meat Cancer" into any search engine and look what comes up.

Also, don't mistakenly think that this is all from Peta, Peta has nothing to do with the Globe & Mail, or the CDC, or CNN, etc other than maybe pointing their finger to all of these and saying See? And wanting to do this at some Fair in Texas or something. This is all confirmed research by science, not any case of 'everything causes cancer' because as you see, up in there are ones showing that the plant-based diets did Not cause it. And as far as "liking" it, the case is that most of the flavors are due to plant based flavors coming from seasonings, spices, and cooking it, not the actual meat itself, otherwise eating it raw unflavored would be even more delicious and it's not. What youre remembering is the flavors that all originated from plants. Plus the fact that there is no essential nutrient only found in meat that humans require, means that you can not only care about and avoid animal suffering, but every person advocating eating less animals and more plants actually cares about HUMANS!

If you never realised just how thick the connection is, between meat and human cancer and sicknesses, just go take a glimpse for yourself. Go and type "Meat throat cancer" into google. "Meat Colon Cancer". Look it up. Don't take Peta's or anyone elses word for it, go look for yourself: "Meat Pancreatic Cancer". Go right now and put "Meat Diabetes" into search anywhere you want and see what comes up. You'll be surprised. Consider it.

KB
KB

Guess what?  Every single vegan dies.

Montemalone
Montemalone

Fuck.Guess I'll be dead soon from all the cancer and disease, so might as well chow down.In the mean time, we should find a way to raise food animals in a way that minimizes suffering. I don't want all those stress hormones released into my steak, which I don't eat well done.

engmofo
engmofo

Not lookin to change anyones eating habits,but for Dog's sake people do some research into where your food comes from & how it's treated.There are plenty of vendors down at the Farmers market that actually care.P.S. I am not a member of PETA , i just actually started to give a shit (Man do i ever miss Bacon..........)

Review Staff
Review Staff

 NEWS: "BACON LINKED TO CANCER OF THE ANUS"

What you're missing is simply a combination of the generic tastes of something salty, the texture of anything crisp, plus fat.

Research: "Eating just one sausage or three slices of bacon a day, about 1.8 ounces, may increase the risk of bowel cancer, health organizations have warned." "Scientists say the safest amount of processed meat, which also includes lunch meat, to eat is NONE at all, it is reported by the U.K.'s Daily Record."

Now...how much do you 'miss bacon', which is now shown to end up leading to anus-cancer. Miss it? Just think of the smell of cancer of the anus.

Keep to your original good healthy stuff and keep doing what you're doing.

Proud 4H'er
Proud 4H'er

How many people do YOU know that eat bacon EVERYDAY? Like NORMAL people, me and everyone I know only eat it on special occasions.

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