Should PETA compare feeding kids meat to child abuse?

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Sure, we're used to PETA's attention-getting tactics, which more often than not include scantily clad women dressed in nothing but vegetables. But their latest approach, which has shown up on a billboard in Wales and is making its way to Canada, according to Diet Blog, compares feeding kids meat to child abuse. According to a press release:

Meat can help make kids fat and sick. In addition to facing the social challenges caused by childhood obesity--which can lead to lifelong psychological trauma--children who are fed a diet of burgers, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and other foods that are laden with saturated fat and cholesterol have their health put at risk.

Check out the billboard and see if you think of PETA's message is appropriate or it went too far. Join the Dish-cussion and share your thoughts in the comments:

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Chuck Ferrari
Chuck Ferrari

Come on people. This is utterly ridiculous to consider this "Child Abuse". Instead one should be concentrating on "Guiding" those McDonald's lovers to learn how to eat a balanced, moderated healthy diet. Not to mention we, as a concerned group, did exactly that. Case in mind, Mom had her children removed for feeding them too much fast food. Here is another example, is it child abuse if one can not afford an air conditioner??? I could give many more examples. Families need true Guidance and not have their children removed. We must accept those for who they are, and not what others think they should be. GranPa Chuck, keeper of the web files for http://nfpcar.org

AT
AT

"A diet of burgers, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and other foods that are laden with saturated fat and cholesterol" is not the same thing as a healthy, balanced diet that includes limited meat and a fish. It's also not child abuse, but it is an incredibly poor choice. I actually do appreciate the overall message of the campaign—shame PETA made the presentation so derogatory.

pk
pk

It doesn't surprise me that Peta would put out an advertisement like this, and clearly this method is working for them to stir up more discussion about their cause. But show this ad to someone who has been physically or sexually abused or to children who go without food at all and ask them if it's child abuse.

Joe T
Joe T

I agree--I'd never feed my kids meat, since studies show that people who eat meat are more likely to be overweight and have other health problems.

Dukeee
Dukeee

Yeah but people that don't eat meat are more likely to be gay wads.

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