An Open Letter to the Idiots at PETA

Dear PETA:

FUCK. YOU.

Let me explain.

We all know that your intentions are good. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Woot! I like animals. They’re fluffy and cute, and deserve to be treated nicely and ethically. However, PETA, you have the tendency to completely fuck up your message and give yourself a really bad name over and over again.

This week is no exception. You have secured your standing as Douchebag of the Week Month Award (and with Charlie Sheen running around, this is no easy feat) with your ‘Win a Vasectomy From PETA!’ campaign:

“Every year in the U.S., an estimated 6 to 8 million lost, abandoned, or unwanted dogs and cats enter animal shelters. The best way to combat the companion-animal overpopulation crisis is to have your cat or dog neutered. And with a global population of almost 7 billion humans, more of our species could use a (voluntary) snip too.

Now, one lucky man can be reproduction-free, free of charge, just like his pooch or feline friend. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week (April 24 to 30), PETA will give one free vasectomy to a man who has recently had his companion cat or dog neutered. Don’t worry boys—you’ll still be able to enjoy sex. But your neutered dog will be less likely to face the health and behavioral problems that unneutered dogs experience.”

I’m sorry. What the actual fuck?

Oh. Ha ha. I get it. Humans are overpopulating the Earth, so like animals, a few of our guys could use a little snip-snip to help there be less little critters running around. Funny. Edgy. I would normally agree with you, PETA, and your little sociological statement. I would even laugh at the tongue-in-cheek nature and how you’re poking fun at us breeders and our excessive sexing and procreating. Except for one little fact. You are saying that you are honoring National Infertility Awareness Week with a free vasectomy. And that? Is not okay. You are mocking those who suffer from real, actual infertility. I never reached the point where I was Infertile but I wasn’t far off, and I hung around the Internets with a lot of ladies who WERE Infertile.. And I felt their pain. Their agony. The heartache of month after month of disappointment.

PETA? That’s not a fucking joking matter. You’re mocking people and their pain by breezily offering a free vasectomy in “honor” of National Infertility Awareness Week. Having a vasectomy is not the same thing as being Infertile and to even imply that it is is a big slap in the face to couples who are living with Infertility. Infertility is not a fucking choice. It’s not a procedure that you walk into a clinic and sign papers to have done. Infertility is something that people DON’T WANT TO HAVE and spend thousands of dollars trying to combat, just so they can have a child of their own. You can joke all you want about population control but to these people living with Infertility every day, it’s not a goddamned joke.

You can’t take back what you’ve said, PETA, but you can take the stupid, ignorant message down. I know that thinking before you speak is not one of your strong qualities and isn’t something you’re well known for, but maybe just once you can pretend that you’re not a complete and total failure at life and end the campaign/contest/whatever the fuck you’re calling it, hmm?

Sin-fucking-cerely,

P.S. If you’re actually interested in reading something relevant and helpful to National Infertility Awareness Week, please go here. Infertility is not even a little bit funny, light-hearted, or a joking matter. Odds are, someone you know and love has suffered from Infertility and has felt its pain. Educate yourself, and help break the silence.

 

Comments

  1. I couldn't agree with you more. PETA is also extremely hypocritical. I wrote about them recently too. They kill well over 90% of the animals that come into their Virginia "shelter."
    http://sometimesmeaningfulramblings.com/wordpress

  2. WOW I had not heard this but that is really really bad! Like so bad I don't even know what to say at all. If it is okay with you I am going to link this post from my blog since I don't think I could say it any better. Idiots.

  3. As someone with fertility problems (actually both my husband and I had them) and someone who will need an Oophorectomy because of my risk I find that disgusting and insensitive.

    When Ben and I were first dating a group of PETA supporters walked by us protesting something. They were being jerks. I noticed their shoes and yelled "Nice leather shoes." Several people nearby heard this, took a look at their leather sneakers and told them to fuck off. Kind of reminded me of Denis Leary "I'm a cow, I chew my cud. GET ON THE TRUCK."

    • Mommy_Boots says:

      OMG, "No Cure For Cancer". Best ever. "What are you?" 'I'm an otter.' "What do you do?" 'I swim around in the water and do cute human things with my hands!' "You're free to go."

      I'm sorry to hear about your fertility problems. I know far too many women and men with them. My mom had to have a partial oophorectomy before she got pregnant with my older brother. *hugs*

  4. anyahusky says:

    OMG!!! WOW!!!! Thats crazy!! PETA believes that all the problems with the world are that there are too many humans and we interfere to much, they are crazy!!! The problem is not that there are too many humans just too many dumb ones who do not know how to respect other living creatures!!!!

  5. When my friend posted this on FB yesterday I was shaking I was so mad. Me and several others called in and left some not so friendly messages for them. Fucking sick.

  6. Infertility is hard to deal with. I had one child no problem and could not conceive another one even after several years of trying. I cried every time I got my period. I am now lucky to be blessed with 2 children but my heart aches for anyone going thru infertility issues.

  7. Fuck you, PETA. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to put on my fur coat, beat my dog and go eat a steak.

  8. That is really tasteless. Also, confusing. What was their intention??? A better option would have been to donate the money you pay for an animal's spay or neuter to research and development for infertility. Having several loved ones who are still suffering from infertility and the scars it leaves, I will say that this was a really stupid campaign.

  9. Definitely tasteless. But does PETA ever do anything tasteFUL?

  10. WOW.
    WOWOW.
    "What the actual fuck" may be something I start saying all the time, however.
    Why is it that organizations are started with good intentions and then the crazies move in and take over?

  11. Just when you think they had reached the pinnacle of ass artery, the open their mouths again. Thank you so much for posting this and the links to IAW info.

  12. Michelle says:

    For some reason, the first thing that came to mind was that pro-life/anti-abortion slogan: "Smile. Your mom chose life." I wonder how many PETA representatives would volunteer to erase themselves from existence to help with population control? I am assuming they do not really care about sensitivity to the issue…but.. you really do have to question the intelligence of an entire organization who is campaigning to start referring to fish as "sea kittens." Seriously. There's a website and everything. Good post, Natalie.

  13. I have never been a fan of PETA, and this just confirms what I already knew- they're all a bunch of idiots. Thanks for posting this.

  14. Umm yeah. Sometimes I wonder what the actually eff a PETA board meeting looks like and how everyone agrees that these are good ideas.

  15. AND A HUGE HALLELUJAH (with no religious connotations at all) to that. I heard that they were doing some BS like this and man, it's pretty friggin ridiculous. It pisses me off in a huge way. Very well done way of responding to them.

    [Oh, and I keep forgetting to say this, but I love the boots!]

  16. PETA are all losers including the celebs that endorse them. They are nothing more than Eco-terrorists.

    http://www.heyimjustsaying.com/2012/03/25/peta-are-eco-terrorist-losers/
    DW Wood recently posted..PETA are Eco-Terrorist Losers

  17. i think that peta are nothing but noodle brain communist. they have nothing better to do but bitch and complain and try to put fast food outlets out of business. and they are also hypocrites and if i was president or prime minister, i,d have all animal rights groups demolished and replaced with feed lots slaughter houses and rendering plants and any members protesting them would be thrown in jail. i think that animal rights groups are crybabies and whiners and bitch because barak obama killed a fly big deal it,s a stinking fly it,s not like he killed a cat or a dog. i just swatted a cockroach with a flyswatter whats peta or(people for the eating of tasty animals) going to do about it i,m not scared of those noodle brain wusses. while i got to go that bucket of kfc(kentucky fried chicken isn,t going to eat itself. gary.

  18. People eating tasty animals against People Eating Tasty Animals says:

    People Eating Tasty Animals: Unethical psychopaths for animals since 1980

  19. Genuinely no matter if someone doesn’t know after that its up to
    other visitors that they will help, so here it happens.
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