Thursday, April 08, 2004
April 7, 2004
RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, Que. -- Prime Minister Paul Martin says he is revolted by a new anti-meat campaign that exploits a horrific killing spree in British Columbia. The billboard campaign sponsored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals features a picture of a young woman and another of a pig, with the slogan "Neither of us is Meat." It is an apparent reference to the case of Robert Pickton, the B.C. pig farmer charged with murdering 15 women. Relatives of the murder victims have condemned the PETA campaign, which is coming to major cities across the country. Martin says there are ways to support a cause, but this isn't one of them. He says the ads are unacceptable.
I had scrambled eggs with chorizo, and hash browns with crumpled bacon this morning. Oddly, this breakfast did not instill in me any desire to kill or devour a young woman. I'm beginning to think PETA's Hideous Analogy Team is just trying to gross me out so that I can't enjoy my scrambled eggs with chorizo, and hash browns with crumpled bacon (not to mention the cream in my Chock Full O'Nuts coffee) in peace.