PETA shared a video of a Cork, Ireland farmer’s daughter on Twitter without his permission. The video was posted by Peter Hynes showing his daughter reading a story to some of his farm animals. Since it was posted on social media, Peter Hynes may not have a legitimate claim, but it does no harm to give PETA some grief for an act that was kind of creepy.
‘Shame on you for exploiting my daughter’: Cork farmer demands apology from PETA
Amy Nolan EchoLive
Cork farmer, Peter Hynes, has hit out at animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) UK after they shared a video of his six-year-old daughter without his permission.
Peter and his wife Paula regularly share video footage of life on their dairy farm in Aherla and on Sunday, posted a video of their youngest daughter Georgina reading a story to two calves.
“The video was originally posted in good faith as our Minister for Health, Simon Harris asked us to show him what we were doing to stay safe and isolate,” Peter said. “He actually replied and said it brightened up his day.”
Later that day Peter was alerted to that same video shared on the PETA UK Twitter Page without his permission.
The organisation posted the video of Georgina with the message:
“How adorable! Cows are social animals, like us they recognise their friends and grieve when their family members die. Sadly, most cows on dairy farms are slaughtered when they’re 5 or 6.
“We hope that these babies will be spared the horrors of the abattoir.”
The father of three has now issued a video message addressing PETA UK, demanding that the organisation take down the video and issue a public apology.