He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. —Psalm 113:9

April 7, 2011

See, this right here is why the ASPCA gets all my support.

This week the Infertility Community has been up in arms, and rightly so, about PETA's latest campaign in which they're having a contest to give away a free vasectomy to a man who has his pets spayed or neutered. What everybody is finding so offensive about it is that they're claiming that this is in honor of the upcoming National Infertility Awareness Week.

Because obviously infertile people want a free vasectomy.

I think I'm way too jaded by PETA's media-hogging shock tactics over the years to be shocked by this. Mostly I'm just flummoxed. How does a vasectomy giveaway support the infertility cause again? The who with the what now?

PETA's response to the backlash is to basically say that human overpopulation is just as bad as animal overpopulation and so nobody should be having babies anyway, but so sorry if that upsets you.

But wait. A couple of years ago they ran that whole Save the Whales campaign -- because if there's anybody more okay to make fun of than the infertile, it's the overweight -- that urged fat people to go vegetarian so they would live longer. So which is it, PETA? Do you want to save the world from overpopulation, or do you just want to save it from unsightly fat? And whatever happened to the days when you were all about saving animals?

So apparently PETA wants us all to be thin and live longer AND stop reproducing.

Well, PETA, I hate to break it to you, but I'm a fattie who's losing weight just so I can have a baby. I'm going to live longer AND reproduce (hopefully x2). I guess I'm just throwing off the whole balance of civilization, aren't I?


chon said...

Very good!!! And good luck on the weight loss and the baby making :)

Jean Bauhaus said...

Thanks, chon! And thanks for stopping by. :D

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