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PETA Bets On Grassley Death After Criticism

From the Politico:

PETA: Let’s bet on Chuck Grassley’s death

By KEVIN ROBILLARD | Thursday July 26, 2012

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is chewing out the Agriculture Department for promoting “Meatless Mondays” for their employees, promising to eat more meat to make up the difference — a move PETA says it will counter by taking “informal bets” on when the Republican senator will die.

“Shame USDA. One has to wonder whether the Dept of Ag supports Iowa farmers since it is promoting ‘meatless Monday’ for USDA employees,” Grassley said Wednesday night on Twitter. “I will eat more meat on Monday to compensate for stupid USDA recommendation about a meatless Monday.”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals responded Thursday by promising to take “informal bets” on its website about when the 78-year-old Republican “will succumb to a meat-related ailment, such as heart disease, cancer of the colon or prostate, or a stroke.”

“From Sen. Grassley’s reaction, it seems a pretty safe bet that he’s already got high blood pressure,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement to POLITICO. “Were he a physician instead of a politician, his attempt to keep factory-farm funding by promoting meat consumption would constitute malpractice.”

Grassley’s office said the senator was just doing his job.

“The comments from PETA are shameful and way outside the mainstream,” Jill Kozeny, a spokesperson for Grassley, said in a statement. “Sen. Grassley is representing his constituents. He’d like USDA to remember who it’s supposed to work for, too.” …

PETA said it’s also starting a “Meat-Free Mondays Through Sundays” campaign to highlight the “extreme cruelty to animals inherent in the meat industry” and noted Grassley’s support from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association…

How criminal of Mr. Grassley to be supported by some of the groups in his state (Iowa).

PETA is clearly outnumbered in their battle against meat-eaters. According to a Gallup poll released Thursday, only 5 percent of Americans are vegetarians, essentially unchanged from 13 years ago.

Actually, according to Gallup, the number of vegetarians has gone down by 1%, which is 1/5th of their total.

Maybe they need to work on their ‘messaging.’

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, July 27th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “PETA Bets On Grassley Death After Criticism”

  1. njyankee

    “will succumb to a meat-related ailment, such as heart disease, cancer of the colon or prostate, or a stroke.”

    So meat is the only thing that can cause these problems? It’s like all the climate change people who wait for something to happen, whether they were able to predict it or not, and then say “See? We were right about climate change.” So if this guy dies of anything besides getting hit by a bus PETA will go around saying “See? Meat is bad for you.”

    • beautyofreason

      Funny thing is if this guy eats a lot of seafood chances are he’ll have a LOWER risk of heart disease due to those great omega-3 fatty acids found in certain animal products. PETA never mentions that. Indisputably all vegans must take B12 supplements because they are not found in plants. Being a vegan around 1900 or earlier may have been fatal. But now it’s claimed as a healthy diet? Please, every vegan male I see is underweight and the color of a day old corpse.

  2. GetBackJack

    I’m getting the family an attack dog, born and bred to be the family protector. Costly, but damn worth it.

    And I swear to you, I’m going to name him PETA.

    (giggle)

  3. AcornsRNutz

    How about anemia? That is much quicker and much more easily traced to eliminating meat from ones diet than heart disease and colon cancer is to adding it. While the former activity nearly killed my poor uncle whose wife dragged him into the vegetarian thing, my octagenarian grandfather chugs along on red meat and beer fairly well, considering his weight, energy level, and overall health rivals or beats either of theirs. Just saying. Your mileage may vary of course, but meat is not in and of itself bad for you.

    PETA is the number one reason I love predator/varmint hunting so much. Don’t worry about me getting sick from eating that meat, there is generally not enough prairie dog left to sniff, let alone eat. And coyotes? Yeah we just skin those. Their own relatives take care of the meat.

  4. canary

    PETA is ignoring muslim Ramadan month; joyful slaughtering of animals around the globe.

    PETA is too busy supporting human pit fight betting.

    • canary

      PETA needs to do a welfare check on Obama’s dog Bo.

      We haven’t seen poor Bo around for a while, and Obama ate dogs as a muslim child in Indonesia.


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