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PETA will launch XXX porn site

August 26, 2011

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA has announced plans to launch a porn site Peta.xxx. the site will
aim to raise awareness of veganism by offering pornographic material alongside graphic footage of animal mistreatment.

PETA’s sexy ads have always confused me. For example, Pamela Anderson’s butcher diagram poster above elicits a variety of provocative questions, almost none of which have to do with animal rights.

“Is it wrong to treat a woman as ‘a piece of meat’ even if she seems to have based her whole career around exploiting her exterior assets?” comes to mind first, followed by, “Is Pamela Anderson seriously 44? I wonder what her workout routine is,” and then, “What does Pamela Anderson taste like?”

These all come pop into my head before what I assume PETA was going for with the ad. Although I’m still not quite sure what that is, I think it must be something along the lines of: “People are animals too. Doesn’t that make eating animals wrong?” To which I would quickly answer, “Well, no. Not really.”

PETA’s most recent move, though, manages to be even more confusing than the butcher diagram poster. Apparently the activist organization has registered PETA.XXX with the intention of launching a porn site to raise awareness for vegetarianism.

PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt spoke to Huffington Post about the organization’s plans for their new website. “We live in a 24 hour news cycle world and we learn the racy things we do are sometimes the most effective way that we can reach particular individuals,” said Rajt.

“We really want to grab people’s attention, get them talking and to question the status quo and ultimately take action, because the best way we can help the greatest number of animals is simply by not eating them,” she went on.

Up to here, PETA’s idea of porn for animal rights vaguely makes sense—the organization is essentially taking the advertising aphorism “sex sells” in the most literal way possible by using actual sex to sell their ideology.

That’s all fine until you consider what the Herald Sun reported about the site’s actual content: “PETA’s sexy side displayed in galleries and videos will quickly give way to the sinister world of animal mistreatment uncovered by the group’s hidden camera investigations in a very different kind of graphic content.”

Apparently they are planning to juxtapose porn with images of mistreated animals. For any sane person, images of mistreated animals should be an instant boner-killer. This prompts more confusion:

Is PETA pro-animal rights, or anti-sex? By tapping into the porn industry aren’t they essentially exploiting one famously messed up industry to try to save the victims of another? And if they’re intentionally using sex to sell, why would they create a website that will undoubtedly kill sex for anyone who goes there?

Are they trying to save animals by making it harder for people to reproduce?

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