Late last summer, People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA) initiated an anti-seafood billboard campaign in Baltimore, Maryland. One of their advertisements ended up near Jimmy’s Famous Seafood drawing the ire of its owner, John Minadakis.
Minadakis hit back with a billboard advertisement of his own and even took to Twitter to retaliate against PETA’s campaign of lies. His campaign has been so successful that, according to The Washington Post, Mandakis’s efforts have gained him enough notoriety to where it has helped not only in an increased Twitter following but his online business of shipping crabs and crab cakes has tripled compared to last year. Best of all, he also regularly gets words of encouragement from customers as well.
This just goes to show that even groups, like PETA, will back away if you fight back against them. If animal rights hoodlums attack, they do not expect people to push back. While there maybe risks involved, hopefully, John Minadakis’s success in defeating PETA, will be an inspiration for others to to not take abuse or lies spread by animal rights thugs.
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