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March 14, 2000 6:58 AM   Subscribe

Got Beer? Well, this is the most offensively stupid article I've seen in quite some time. [stolen from Ars] People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is promoting the benefits of drinking beer instead of milk. Of course, there isn't one word about impairment of motor functions, alcoholism, or liver damage.
posted by harmful (9 comments total)
I really miss the days when was People Eating Tasty Animals
posted by plinth at 7:13 AM on March 14, 2000

There are plenty of places to hear about the dangerous effects of alcohol. For the irony-impaired, the point PETA is making is that milk is dangerous to your health as well, contrary to the FUD spread by the dairy industry.
posted by sudama at 7:58 AM on March 14, 2000

I guess I just found it more farsical than ironic. However legitimate their complaints about milk may be, I think they only undermine their point by extolling the nutritional value of beer. At least they didn't promote a really dangerous alternative like the deadly Dihydrogen Monoxide.
posted by harmful at 8:46 AM on March 14, 2000

Wouldn't it be ironic if somebody were to get really drunk based on the information on that page and go out and kill some animals. Not a pretty picture, but ironic none the less.
posted by schlyer at 2:33 PM on March 14, 2000

Yeah, and wouldn't it be ironic if every kid watching saturday morning tv really did want to be a junkie when they grew up.
posted by alan at 6:15 PM on March 14, 2000

And how many liddle fuwwy animaws have been flattened by drunk drivers....?
posted by Markb at 5:32 AM on March 15, 2000

Personally, I'm in favor of giving beer to cows.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 8:51 AM on March 15, 2000

what is it about PETA that makes people so mean-spirited? it's like they take it personally
posted by sudama at 1:34 PM on March 15, 2000

PETA comes across as the Religious Right of the Left; very strongly-held non-mainstream beliefs, getting in our collective faces with them and with a desire to impose them on the rest of us (but a lot less effective at that as the Righties). Substitute "fetus" for "animal" and you have the anti-abortion movement, and I've never been able to wrap my mind around the idea of granting full human rights to either of them, at least not until we've granted full human rights to full humans.
posted by wendell at 2:45 PM on March 15, 2000

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