Thursday, April 7, 2011

Messed Up Message PETA!

I've been reading a lot lately about PETA's Win a Vasectomy contest, in "honor" of National Infertility Awareness Week, and yet as much as I read I still can't believe that it is real.  I don't understand how an organization claiming to be all about compassion, could be so incredible thoughtless and cruel.  What moron on their marketing team thought this idea up?

Explain to me PETA, how exactly this campaign is helping the Infertile Community?  How is it helping anyone who has had their natural born right to reproduction stolen from them through this terrible disease?  What are you thinking?

The whole campaign is like some kind of sick joke that missed the mark completely.  The only thing I can equate it to is offering free breast reduction in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness or free diet and weight loss plans to support the Fight Against Hunger. 

It is sick, and I would like to see the campaign dissolved and a very public apology made by the President of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk.

I've decided to join in the letter writing campaign that is circulating in our community, but after seeing Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed's blog post, I somehow doubt PETA will care to listen. 


  1. Amen! The hubs said he was surprised that no one at PETA red-flagged that one before it went live. I also thought of the same thing about breast cancer awareness! Idiots!

  2. I wrote a letter, too.
    But I have the same feeling that PETA won't change anything - won't even remove the part about it honoring NIAW. They seem too stubborn in their decision. Such a pity and what a ridiculous claim! It makes no sense.

  3. I am so impressed that so many women in our community stand up for what's right!!!

  4. All PETA cares about is attention and money.