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PETA’s World Series PR Stunt Puts Disingenuous Marketing Firm Back in Spotlight

The following article, PETA’s World Series PR Stunt Puts Disingenuous Marketing Firm Back in Spotlight, was first published on Flag And Cross.

PETA doesn’t actually care too much about animals, folks.

I know that’s hard to believe, but their actions throughout the years have proven time and again the the organization is little more than a cash-grab marketing firm whose priority has long been simply keeping themselves employed.

Don’t believe me?  That’s okay, I brought the receipts.

First, there was an incredible, (if not a bit risqué), exposé done by Penn & Teller that aired on their Showtime program whose name isn’t quite fit for print.

And then there’s the aptly, (and correctly), titled website PETAkillsanimals.com, that lays out the ways in which the organization uses euthanasia to enhance their bottom line, often killing a majority of the animals that they take in.

Now, as the MLB season comes to an end, the group is hatching another hare-brained stunt aimed at getting them in the headlines.

[…] People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has issued a statement on this year’s World Series, urging Major League Baseball to change the name of the “bullpen,” where pitchers warm up, to the “arm barn.”

PETA claims “arm barn” is a more animal-friendly term.

“Words matter, and baseball ‘bullpens’ devalue talented players and mock the misery of sensitive animals,” read a statement by PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA encourages Major League Baseball coaches, announcers, players, and fans to changeuptheir language and embrace the ‘arm barn’ instead.”

And while the ridiculous and unserious suggestion will certainly net them donations and praise from some, the problem is that these resources will go right back into their disingenuous and dastardly operation.

 

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