PETA’s “Shoot selfies not animals” campaign backfires as hunters embrace the filter and hashtag.
PETA is a hypocritical organization fighting for the “ethical treatment of animals,” but is known for stealing and euthanizing pets. Their advocacy efforts range from mild, to instigating violence.
PETA’s latest advocacy campaign is to offer a photo filter with a graphic that says “Shoot selfies not animals.” A simple Facebook App allows people to use this filter and post their photo to Facebook.
This hasn’t deterred PETA though, as PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman says, “PETA owes a big thank-you to the would-be trolls who are spreading our message of compassion. The supportive messages are pouring in from kind people who agree that only bullies or cowards get their kicks from gunning down beautiful wild animals.” Apparently voicing your own opinion contrary to theirs means you’re a bully.
Despite PETA claiming victory, there’s definitely many more photos from hunters than selfies on those hashtags.
Here’s some of my favorites.
I mean, what's wrong with ruffling a few feathers? 🦆(Me punny? Always. 😏) On a more serious note, I've watched countless hunters receive death threats by vegan extremists. I've been called every derogatory name for a female that you can imagine for being a hunter. I've had death threats to my dog, future children, self, and family members all because I hunt legally and ethically. On the contrary, I've had normal conversations with vegans. At the end of the day, we still didn't agree; however, we had a decent, healthy conversation about our beliefs. I believe everyone has a right to his or her own opinion. However, cyber-bullying and death threats are disgusting. #peta #shootselfiesnotanimals #shootselfiesandanimals #drakewaterfowl #alwaysinseason
I’m always confused at how PETA members can be against hunting, but still eat meat. Lots of PETA members are vegetarians, but not all of them are. Where do they think their turkey sandwich comes from?
Want to contribute? It’s easy to use Facebook to apply this filter and post to your Facebook or Instagram. Don’t forget to use the #shootselfiesnotanimals hashtag!