Turkeys, Human Babies: They’re All The Same To Us, Says PETA

Civilization has gotten away from itself.

I don’t know where to start, so I’ll start with the image: a Thanksgiving feast, with a baby as the main course.


PETA does this kind of thing to get attention, so it does irk me a bit to play into their grubby paws, but I can’t help myself.

The scariest part of it is, I used to think like they do. Today, I am a conservative Catholic pro-lifer. Not so long ago, I was a liberal agnostic pro-lifer. Before that, however, I was a radical atheist pro-choice vegan. I scoffed at those who would call themselves pro-life and still eat meat. I thought it was disgusting that we saw ourselves as any different from, or any better than, chickens and pigs and cows and turkeys. If someone at the table with me in a restaurant ordered veal or lamb, they became an instant enemy, and I would only speak to them to ask, “How’s your baby?” or “Is the dead infant meat tender enough for you, or should they have beaten it harder?”

What changed? Well, to put it very simply, I came to believe in the human soul as something set apart and yes, above, that of an ordinary animal. I came to understand nature as an ordered hierarchy in which predator feeds on prey, not as something evil to be subverted, but as something natural and righteous, to be understood and embraced.

Ironically, it is the very human soul which the PETA morons deny that makes us feel sad when we see lions take down baby deer. Other animals, upon seeing such a thing, would react with salivation (other predators) or fear (other prey). Because we are humans, and therefore have souls, we say, “Aw, poor deer.” But because we are humans, and therefore have brains, we understand that this is how the world works. It is no more unfortunate than a thunderstorm. It is nature.

To PETA, a human baby is no more valuable than a turkey. I want you to really think about that for a second, because that is unequivocally what they’re saying.

PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk, according to Jill Stanek writing for the LifeSiteNews.com blog, had sterilization surgery at age 22 because she believes there is “something wrong with wanting your own child.”

No statement better sums up how disconnected Newkirk and PETA are from nature, from the actual practical wholesomeness of living on earth. If eating meat is cruel and wanting children is demented, then there is simply something cruel or demented about 98% or more of people living on this planet. Newkirk is the idiot standing outside a perfectly formed circle and claiming everyone else is in the wrong spot, the circle’s over here.

On a broader note, we now are witnessing what happens when humans, thanks to our big giant fantastic brains (which by the way are also unique among animals) are able to build ourselves lives of luxury and leisure that separate us from the real, tangible, dirty-fingernailed, sunup to sundown practical business of survival. Not too long ago, relatively speaking, Newkirk would have been a member of a tribe or village where meat was constantly sought after and utterly prized. If she didn’t eat it, she would have starved or died of malnourishment, or perhaps been kicked out of the village as a weird taboo, because what crazy woman wouldn’t eat the most nutritious, calorie-rich, delicious food on the planet? (This was before God in His Great Wisdom gave us Nutella.)

Today we have so much time to sit around and think about stuff that we come up with wacko ideas, such as that the desire to procreate and love a baby is somehow warped and that killing and eating food is murderous. In the bizarro world of PETA, killing an unborn human elicits less than a shrug, but killing a turkey is enough to inspire protests, press releases, ad campaigns, and a disturbing amount of scarily authentic rage. A pre-born human being, which will probably grow up to love, do good, and contemplate the universe, is not the same thing as a food animal with no understanding.

Question for PETA: If aborted babies were eaten for Thanksgiving instead of disposed of as medical waste, then would you protest on their behalf?

I’m completely serious. I’d like an answer.

27 thoughts on “Turkeys, Human Babies: They’re All The Same To Us, Says PETA

  1. Well said, Kristen. The “brass tacks” of humanity has been, is now, and always will be the differences we have with beasts of the field, which are 1) conscience and 2) language. When language becomes distorted, consciences can follow the distortion. We humans arrogantly presume we have these gifts by human guile or chance, or….pick a reason, it doesn’t much matter if you don’t pick the right reason. The very idea that we are discussing ideas is in itself a gift from God. Imagine that; beasts of the field can’t….imagine that, that is.
     Thank God.

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  2. I’m pretty sure on the “Eat babies” issue, PETA is a no vote.  I also know their position on abortion (and you would too if you had taken 10 seconds out of your day to look it up) – they don’t take one.
     http://www.peta.org/about/faq/What-is-PETAs-stance-on-abortion.aspx
    Two other things seem pretty clear to me.  You seem to have a hard time making your mind up.  Are you sure this issue is settled for you, or is there a chance you may change your position on this whole “Eat babies” thing?  Second, it does appear that in one thing you are constant.  Regardless of your position on an issue you view those who hold a different view as your enemies, and you don’t waste any opportunity to make personal attacks on them.  Good luck with that.

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    1. Nope. Being indifferent about the issue of abortion, is exactly the same as supporting it anyway. Has the same outcome. Babies are still being killed, because PETA isn’t speaking up for them. Bunch of hypocrits. Care more about a stupid fly, than they do a baby.
      http://abortioninstruments.com/ 

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    2. Are you implying that not taking a position on abortion is laudable, or even reasonable, especially after such strident opposition to such horrifying incidents as President Obama swatting a fly? When a child in the womb is in danger of being killed and a woman (or, quite often, a young girl) being harmed (or worse), one can simply not care enough to take any sort of stand at all? But for a fly they take a stand?! Sheer lunacy. Boggles the mind.

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  3. Silly PETA. Planned Parenthood doesn’t eat the babies, they just kill them.

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  4. First of all I want to make it clear that I am a meat eating, farmer who kills his own chickens and hunts deer and fishes for fish.  I hold no position that PETA would agree with except that we should not be cruel to critters that our God has made.
    Second we cannot decend into name calling no matter how easy and fun it seems.  Even though the folks in PETA do not get it; they are, as we all are made in the Image Of God.  As such we are mocking the Image of God.  This is just as gross as dead baby jokes.
    Third, calling names will not win anyone over to your side.  Sorry that is just the way it is.
    Forth, we must be quick to listen and slow to speak as the Bible teaches.  While I am as put off by this and many other things PETA has done we cannot change their minds and the minds of those who listen to them mocking them.  We are told to Love our foes.

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    1. OldManBob – I think you are my new best friend :-). I would love to go fishin with you!

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  5. Before I read your article I thought, “Oh, there really is a link between our affluence and our disrespect for human life.” And, “Oh, our cultural disrespect for human life goes hand in hand with our cruelty to animals.”

    Given that I don’t know you, I am more interested in your message than I am in your personality. The same goes for Ingrid Newkirk.

    Ingrid just extended her hand, and you spat turkey gobble all over it.

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  6. Is there any group more ridiculous and irritating than PETA? Other than Amnesty International, I mean. Or Greenpeace… Or OWS. 

    Okay, so there are a few that are right up there with them. Oy.

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    1. No. PETA’s definitely at the top of the list.  Veterinary tuition was even more expensive than necessary because of the 24-hour security guards who were there to protect us from animal rights activists.  Apparently the people who dedicate our lives to the well-being of animals are the most despised, because we train on stray animal cadavers.  I suppose those emaciated, flea, mange, and worm infested creatures would be better off living behind dumpsters and lying half-dead by the roadsides?  Those people make no sense at all. 

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      1. I’m not an animal rights advocate, but I am interested in animal welfare and stewardship. And I have to admit that I’m hoping, DVM96, that you will tell me that you, as a doctor in training, did try to help the animals before they became cadavers… Right? I’m reminded of two vet students who I saw hit a dog on the road. He was somebody’s but not mine and he’d been following me as I walked to work, which I had tried to discourage to no avail. They got out, looked at him, pronounced him hopeless and started back to their car. At which point I said, in disbelief, “You aren’t just going to leave him here, are you?” 

        “He’s not going to make it, ma’am. We’re in veterinary school. We know.” Well, la-te-da. Apparently what they didn’t know was that some of us might expect a vet to be interested in some small degree in helping the poor animal, one that they had run over in the first place.

        So the options are not really either to use them as cadavers or to leave them in their suffering. There is another choice, which would be to help them, if possible, to recover. 

        Oh, and what happened to the dog? I insisted that they take him to a nearby vet, gave them my name and number on a piece of paper to give to her, and I took care of the rest. In the end the dog did not make it, but at least he knew (and so did we) that someone cared and someone tried. I do wonder what became of those two students. I wouldn’t take my dogs to them.

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  7. It appears you know nothing about Veganism of human biology at all. I find it hard to believe that you were once Vegan, and if you are then I don’t trust you – you know what they say about people who  used to be Vegan: “If they can turn their backs on what they once loved and continue to support the slaughter of them, they can turn their backs on you. Who knows, maybe they’ll even be eating you next Christmas.”

    I also notice that a lot of your arguments are to do with religion – “souls”. That has no place in a discussion because not everyone is religious and not everyone believes what you do. It’s illogical to base an argument on religion.

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  8. The world is really out-to-lunch.  Pro-Choice is seen as supporting women’s rights.  Pro-Choice is the politically correct position.  I want them to call it by the right name, Pro-Murder!  PETA not taking a stand on this subject is cowardly and also self-serving.  Those who want to save the animals but do not include humans are dishonest people.  The very freedom they seek, they want to deny to their own species.  People are also animals, by not actively protesting  the murder of human babies,  they prove what many people believe.  That they are radicals. 

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