Customers at Sydney, Australia’s Pitt Street Mall can expect to see representatives of People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA) to barbecue a dog at a kiosk in the middle of the shopping district. News.com.au states the group is doing it to make the case for people to eat a vegan diet. The group isn’t barbecuing an actual dog but a phony one one of their activists made.
The group’s pitch on a banner will be: If You Wouldn’t Eat a Dog, Why Eat a Lamb? Go Vegan! It sounds very effective except it attempts to obliterate distinctions that all meat tastes good. However, on the whole, dog meat doesn’t taste as good as lamb, beef or chicken and that is why there is more demand for the latter rather than the former. Taking into account their logic demanding consistency, this obviously means these nihilists would be willing to eat plants, like poison ivy.
Then there is also the messy reality of the vegan/animal rights ethics in which a 2016 study reveals that certain plant behaviors entail using defense mechanisms against insects to avoid being eaten. This means plants could be sentient beings like animals. Therefore, that means by eating plants vegans might be accomplices to murder.
This latest stunt by the human hate group is designed for shock and awe. It may well have some effect and there is, of course, the risk of giving them publicity by writing about it. However, the relativistic thought used to make their case demonstrates the moral bankruptcy of the blockheads behind this antic.
UPDATE: Mall shoppers (especially children) were horrified to see the PETA display and, thankfully, the group was blasted on social media.