Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy belated IEAP Day!

How could I have missed this? Yesterday was the Fifth Annual International Eat an Animal for PETA Day! Hat tip to Smash:
Meryl Yourish, the originator of IEAPD, explains:
PETA has started yet another offensive ad campaign. This one really reaches bottom—they are using Holocaust terminology, quotes, and pictures to liken the “slaughter” of animals to the slaughter of the Jews by the Nazis.
I’ve already received a letter from a child of Holocaust survivors who is, of course, extraordinarily offended. But here’s the thing: PETA is known for this kind of outrageous publicity stunt—and that’s what it is, an outrageous publicity stunt—and while I am also offended and outraged, there is absolutely nothing we can do that will make PETA change their ad campaign. I’m sure they knew exactly what they were doing, have a plan in mind, and, if they withdraw the campaign, will do it according to their deadlines and their decisions.

So let’s make up our own outrageous publicity stunt. Let’s designate... March 15th, as International Eat an Animal for PETA Day. Everybody set the date on your calendar, and either go out and enjoy a great steak, or cook one at home. Or cook up some chicken or fish or anything else that PETA wouldn’t want you to eat.

I had some yummy chicken for lunch today, and even more for dinner.

What animal(s) did you eat?

I had stir-fry, with 10 oz. of grilled chicken in the sauteed squash, red pepper, crimini & portabello mushrooms, and brown rice. Oh, yeah, and I scrambled a chicken abortion egg to throw into it, too. Today's lunch: lemon pepper tilapia. Mmmmmmmmmmm-mmmmh!