Animal Activists: Last Hippy Standing
Out front, were our friends the animal rights activists, or as we liked to call them, dirty smelly hippies. Before going in, we were all joking around about them, and pondering if the 6 of the people I was with, all wearing leather jackets should go outside and counter protest "We love cows! Wear em! Eat em! Milk em. We love cows!" (I know, it's not too catchy, but then the dirty smelly hippies weren't even chanting, just standing with signs).
On their website, Peta says (aka the primary dirty smelly hippy organization):
PETA believes that animals have rights and deserve to have their best interests taken into consideration, regardless of whether they are useful to humans. Like you, they are capable of suffering and have an interest in leading their own lives; therefore, they are not ours to use-for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation, or any other reason.
From this, I gather that they are not only against circus animals... but also zoos and any sort of private ownership. They seem to believe that animals should be returned to the wild and their natural environments and be free of human interference.
Sounds nice in theory... but what about humans? Humans are by their nature hunter/gatherers, this whole concept of supermarkets, advanced medicine, cars, bikes, even herbicides are pretty modern... if the animal rights activist are all for returning animals to their natural habitat... maybe those activists should do the same thing themselves.
I propose the new hit television show "Animal Activists: Last Hippy Standing".
Unlike many, I refused to watch the show Survivor (or any of it's spawn), from its very concept it seemed fake, challenges and being voted off... what does that have to do with survival? On Animal Activists: Last Hippy Standing, a group of dirty smelly hippy animal rights activists and strand them on a tropical island with only their wits (a laughable idea I know), an artificially populated island full of non native predators and prey (the humans wont be native to they island, so why let them be at the top of the food chain?), and plenty of remotely controlled cameras to get every minute of it on film.
The dirty smelly hippy group would be completely on their own on the island, the only way they would be permitted to leave is if they die, are seriously injured, or renounce their dirty smelly hippy beliefs and can successfully kill and eat an animal on their own for nourishment, not sport.
A nice idea I know... somehow I doubt that we could ever get such a group together, despite how popular such a show would be, hell, it'd be the first 'reality' television show I'd ever watch.
Despite our best efforts to ignore the dirty smelly hippy problem, they just keep going and going and going, thinking that they will be successful in achieving their agendas. One would think that they would take the hint that the vast majority of contemporary societies disagree with their beliefs and methods. Sure, we all want to be nice to animals, but the folks over at Peta and others like them are just extremist zealots who often fail to recognize that virtually all animals you find in a persons home, at a zoo or at the circus have far better lives than they would in the wild with 3 square meals a day, medical car and people appreciating their contributions.
I apologize to any hippies who I may have offended by associating Peta with them.