Written by PETA
OK, that's an exaggeration—there was no microphone. PETA's Amber TeGantvoort simply strolled up to the front of an audience at the Social Media B.C. conference in Vancouver and interrupted a presentation by McDonald's tweeter George Hradecky. Her mission? To enlighten the crowd about the corporation's refusal to mandate far less cruel methods of slaughter than they use now for the chickens whose bruised and battered bodies become McNuggets. Mission accomplished!
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News about the disruption spread quickly as conference goers began tweeting about Amber's presentation, which went on for four minutes before she was escorted out. Did you notice how quickly and quietly George Hradecky stepped aside and allowed Amber to make her case? (Maybe he's "hatin' it" too?)
If McDonald's bigwigs would be willing to allow the birds' plight to be seriously considered—and corrected—then we wouldn't be forced to make these surprise appearances.
Written by Karin Bennett
I ask that the moderators show the same courtesy as the person at McDonald's event did and let dissent be heard on this board. I'd certainly hate to see them decide to pull the same stunt in the future.
Greg, I know where my food comes from, and I care about animals. That's why - like PETA, I support a fast and as painfree as possible death to them for food.
But, I'm sure that you do not see the irony in the statements you and others here have made in regard to animals rights and then saying that they should be killed for food via controlled atmosphere killing.
That doesn't make sense, and I would like - here on boards so people can see the whole story, someone to explain to me how this is not ironic or rather hypocritical based on their stances
Actually, I'm someone who lives in the country and knows damn well where my food comes from - including the fact that animals also die in the harvesting of grains I eat.
Yes - dear Greg - animals also SUFFER for YOUR food too.
If you read PETA's stances - they say in the four points that "We must not use animals in any way." Well, if that's so, then why do they support Controlled Atmosphere killing (which, as someone who has suffered oxygen deprivation himself - briefly - will attest that it is QUITE painful).
But, one more point to consider - as I said this fellow at least respected her right to make a speech. Why is it that you and others feel that those of use who disagree with your views should be silenced?
Then again - I guess it's because one cannot handle the whole truth to make up their minds.
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