Fuck PETA and their work that relies upon exploitation and shame. There are better ways to persuade people to consider vegetarianism and/or veganism, if it the right decision for them.
As a vegetarian who -
1) does not believe in using tactics that shame and exclude people
2) recognizes that some people cannot afford to be vegetarian or vegan
3) recognizes that some people simply choose not to be vegetarian or vegan
- I believe that you are NOT helping.
I am trying to compile the stupid things PETA does and better alternatives and rational discussion.
Given the environmental, cruelty and health impact of a meat-based diet, going vegan is best, going vegetarian is good, and being a flexitarian is like smoking two packs of cigarettes instead of 10, beating one pig down the slaughter ramp instead of two, and pouring a pint of gasoline down a drain instead of pouring down a gallon.
Ingrid E. Newirk (via officialpeta)
Yes, because shaming people who may eventually consider full-on vegetarianism is an effective tactic that will win the affections of many.