The image is shocking! My children, 5 and 7 years-old, came in while this was on my computer screen and shouted, “What is that, Mom!?” A barely clothed young woman is drenched in blood and wrapped in cellophane—is she a murder victim? No. She’s protesting the eating of meat in front of a barbecue restaurant.
The obviously the intention of the PETA demonstrators is to shock and perhaps even sicken those who see it. They chose the most foul, disgusting, image they could muster to try to produce sympathy for animals. But my question is this… Why should this image shock us? Take a moment to just think that through before reading on.
Now think carefully; why should we be shocked when the real thing is happening, right now, in every major city in the United States? In your city today, in clean, white rooms, women pay smiling secretaries, to have human beings slaughtered—literally. The bloody, lifeless bodies of once living people, are wrapped up, and tossed away into the garbage… and the attitude is “good riddance!”
Can you imagine the backlash if I were to take a baby doll, cover it with fake blood, wrap it up in cellophane—just like this PETA demonstration—and stand in front of an Abortion center? After all—unlike PETA’s idiocy—it would be an accurate depiction of what is going on inside. You see, PETA is tolerated in our society for this kind of “free speech,” but showing blood on a baby near an Abortion business would result in the police being called out to remove you… you “religious fanatic!” (Can you smell the hypocrisy?)
If you think about it, the reason this picture has such shock value is that when we see someone murdered, something jumps inside us. Our conscience almost instinctively screams, “This is wrong! This should never happen! Someone should be punished!” Why? Because human beings are created in the image of God, and God has written his Commandments (including, “Thou shalt not murder,”) on our hearts.
So, I’m sorry to tell PETA, that their demonstration didn’t work on me… at least not in the way they intended. It didn’t make me sympathetic towards animals—instead it made me focus even more on the value of human life.
Are you against the killing of animals, but for the slaughter of human beings? If so, let me quote PETA from the paper under the cellophane, “GET HELP!”