I will ask for your forgiveness now. Our computer is having a temper tantrum. We contemplated buying a new one last week and though we opted to not buy one our current computer has been acting up ever since. The point of sharing this information is that I am posting this from my phone and there are bound to be mistakes. The little keyboard makes me crazy and my hand hurt. Guess you can tell my age and that I’m not of the texting generation.
This has most definitely been a week of learning for me. A friend thought I needed to get in touch with reddit.com and signed me up (thanks Levi.) I also stumbled upon, stumble upon.com. Both sites are great for killing time and hold tons of information, though I’m pretty sure that I am not utilizing either to the fullest potential.
One thing I did get out the reading I have done this week is that many people in our vegan community hate PETA. They don’t just hate them, they HATE them!
Back before even becoming vegetarian I saw videos made by PETA that showed the horrors of animal testing and I immediately used their convenient list of companies that did and didn’t test to make informed buying decisions. I have never supported them financially due to the fact that I prefer to give my money to organizations in my local community that are working toward the cause. I also tend to stay clear of anything that needs to use the latest Hollywood star on their ad campaigns, but that is simply a personal choice and maybe a slight annoyance but nothing that leads me to hate them.
A few days ago as one of my Worthy Of Sharing I posted a Baking Cheat Sheet (sorry, can’t figure out how to do the link on my phone) that I found informative and cute not really caring that PETA had put it out. I noticed that it had been circling around stumbleupon.com and that the majority of the comments were about bashing PETA rather than about the content the sheet was providing. Then I started poking around and realized PETA can cause as much anger in the vegan community as the VegNews scandal did earlier this year. What am I missing? Why do vegans hate the probably best known animal rights organization there is? I would love if you could take a moment to educate me and anyone else who might nit be in the know. Thanks!