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Peta to launch porn site

2011-09-19 21:22

New York - An animal rights group, which is no stranger to attention-grabbing campaigns featuring nude women, plans to launch a pornography website to raise awareness about veganism.

The non-profit organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) whose controversial campaigns draw criticism from women's rights groups, said it hopes to publicise veganism through a mix of pornography and graphic footage of animal suffering.

"We're hoping to reach a whole new audience of people, some of whom will be shocked by graphic images that maybe they didn't anticipate seeing when they went to the Peta triple-X site," said Lindsay Rajt, Peta's associate director of campaigns.

Peta has been accused of campaigning for animal rights at the cost of exploiting women. A Facebook group, Real Women Against Peta, was launched after the organisation paid for a billboard showing an obese woman with the message: "Save the Whales. Lose the Blubber. Go Vegetarian."

Another critical Facebook group is called, "Vegans [and Vegetarians] Against Peta."

"Peta is extremely disingenuous," said Jennifer Pozner, executive director of the New York-based advocacy group Women In Media & News. "They have consistently used active sexism as their marketing strategy to garner attention.”

Their use of sexism has become more extreme and more degrading.

"This may be in their minds the only thing left at their disposal to lower the bar," she said.

Embracing the new domain

Peta has filed paperwork to launch its pornography site when the controversial new .xxx domain becomes active in early December.

While many nonprofits and corporations are scrambling to protect their website names from being hijacked by a pornographer slapping on a .xxx domain, Peta is embracing the new domain as just another way to conduct business.

"We try to use every outlet that we can to speak up for animals," Rajt said. "We anticipated that this new triple-X domain name would be a hot topic and we immediately decided to use it and take advantage of it to try to promote the animal rights message."

Jill Dolan, director of the programme in gender and sexuality studies at Princeton University, was critical of the Peta campaigns.

"Exploiting porn to get people's juices going seems lame; exploiting pornographic images only of women to make their point is retrograde and misogynist," Dolan said in an email. "Come on, Peta. Don't be Neanderthals."

Rajt denied that Peta has been insensitive to women.

"Our demonstrators, the models, all chose to participate in our campaigns... It's not a very feminist thing to do to turn to women and tell them whether or not they can use their voices, their bodies to express their voice."

X-rated

Visitors to the X-rated site will initially be presented with pornographic content as well as images from Peta's salacious ads and campaigns, Rajt said. Those images will be followed by pictures and video shot undercover of the mistreatment of animals.

The site will also include links to vegetarian and vegan - using no animal products - starter kits as well as recipes.

Peta's ad campaigns have featured adult film stars Sasha Grey, Ron Jeremy and Jenna Jameson. In 2008, the organisation's YouTube account was temporarily shut down after showing racy videos of celebrities and others posing nude.

"When people first visit the site, it will be very enticing and once they go just a little bit deeper, that's when they'll be confronted with images that we hope will make them stop and think and get them talking and hopefully encourage them to make a lifestyle change to a plant-based diet," Rajt said.

Comments
  • alex - 2011-09-19 21:28

    I dont understand this. Animal rights, porn and vegetables????????????? who thought of this kinky behaviour??? beatialty watchers.... watch a cucumber taking lead role!

      alex - 2011-09-19 21:29

      leave your dog.... styles. try a carrot

      Gungets Tuft - 2011-09-19 22:05

      Shagging the food is not on, what kind ....

      brok3news - 2011-09-19 23:43

      hippies bro

      Krush - 2011-09-20 08:04

      It's just distasteful....

      DEVILS SON - 2011-09-20 09:41

      oh god, f@cking hippies

  • Gungets Tuft - 2011-09-19 22:04

    If we were not meant to eat animals they would not be made of meat. Seriously, vegetables are what real food eats.

      brok3news - 2011-09-19 23:45

      no use reasoning with extremists. they will thumbs don your ass.

      Jake Holiday - 2011-09-20 03:38

      If we were not meant to eat people they would not be made of meat.

      Stephanie - 2011-09-20 06:46

      That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. It's actually laughable. You just made my day being utterly stupid

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-09-19 22:40

    Yeah, that's gonna work. "Stop eating meat or we'll show you a bunch of hot chicks all naked like" Seriously, it must be a half-starved vegan who thought that up. Brain not working properly. I am of course referring to the male portion of the population, and prob some of the Lesbian portion as well.

      Xena - 2011-09-20 09:54

      Martin, lesbians do not denigrate and exploit the female body

      Barry M - 2011-09-20 14:22

      Xena - like hell they don't - catch a wake up lady!

  • CapeTownJunk - 2011-09-19 23:54

    If people start associating pornography with animal cruelty, how long until some of those people start associating animal cruelty with arousal, and we have sickos wanting to torture animals for sexual gratification? As usual, PETA's public relations are being handled with the careful, even-handed thoughtful consideration that is reminiscent of Attila the Hun.

      Krush - 2011-09-20 08:05

      Well said.

      Barry M - 2011-09-20 14:23

      S'true ek sê!

  • Jaime Thissen - 2011-09-20 02:16

    This is a scandal and it does exploit women. PETA is using women to save animals. That is not right.

      lionel - 2011-09-20 08:54

      o pleeeeeeaseeee....at leats they are doing something about...and not sitting at home and complaining!

  • piet.strydom - 2011-09-20 03:54

    This is now from the animal rights group that kills more animals than any other animal care group in the Unites States...

      pewpewpew - 2011-09-20 07:00

      yes cuz if they dont kill them they will die... lol that one PETA nut case said that. these people are crazy

  • Android - 2011-09-20 05:32

    People will stop and think, they'll think "This is a bit sick." And "I'm never visiting this Porn site again!"

  • pewpewpew - 2011-09-20 06:55

    ''mix of pornography and graphic footage of animal suffering.'' yeah cuz nothing gets me going like porn and animal suffering.... wtf?!

  • dr34m3r - 2011-09-20 06:59

    rule 34

  • TastelessJoke - 2011-09-20 07:15

    PETA: More rights for animals! Less rights for women!

  • Duncan - 2011-09-20 07:16

    Vegans are cowardly butchers inflicting cruelty on vegetables! Animals at least can run away or fight back. I dare you to look at the shocking pictures of vegetable abuse, cruel farming methods and unnecessary vegetable suffering on vegetablecruelty.com and not question your diet. Peace, love and vegetable rights!

      Duncan - 2011-09-20 07:18

      This reactionary, pro-cruelty site edited my post. Point your browser to vegetablecruetyDOTcom and learn

  • preshen govender - 2011-09-20 07:48

    does PETA support animal porno ?

  • Robbie - 2011-09-20 08:24

    Peta lost the plot many years ago... so I joined PETA, People Eating Tasty Animals.

      Barry M - 2011-09-20 14:25

      Yeah - if I want a vegetable, I'll go "pluck" me a chicken!

  • hadedah - 2011-09-20 08:59

    Its a sick world..

  • HeyApple - 2011-09-20 09:03

    PETA is distasteful, meat is tasteful

  • Charles Kane - 2011-09-20 09:07

    Absolutely insane. This site is going to very popular among twisted sickos. Also, considering the amount of kids surfing for porn, it is bound to warp some fragile young minds. What do you expect from these crazies who also believe that owning a dog constitutes cruelty to animals?

  • sardonicus - 2011-09-20 10:24

    An sick joke that is what this is! Porn interspersed with images of animals suffering! Crazy bunch! "The non-profit organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) whose controversial campaigns draw criticism from women's rights groups, said it hopes to publicise veganism through a mix of pornography and graphic footage of animal suffering."

  • Margaret2 - 2011-09-20 11:06

    PETA are not in the least concerned with animal rights! http://www.petakillsanimals.com/

  • werner.smidt - 2011-09-20 14:53

    "Oe, Bertus. Ek soek jou komkommer in my koejawel."

  • werner.smidt - 2011-09-20 14:55

    Typical Peta. . using pussies to promote their cause.

  • jonathanroyandrews - 2011-09-20 16:40

    someone please explain how the comments work!!!!!????? news24 why do you keep deleting my comments!! wtf? but feel free to leave hate speech up as long as you want?

  • Duke - 2011-09-20 21:51

    P eople E ating T asty A nimals

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