October 24, 2012 at 1:37pm
Anything that likes people that much can't be all bad.
October 25, 2012 at 10:06pm
Yes I believe everyone has a right to free speech, but PETA took things a few steps to far with this billboard. It was done in poor taste and should have been thought out better. Not everyone believes this way about animals. Humans were meant to eat meat and vegetables according to the way our teeth are designed. I’m not just stating this because I’m some crazy animal murdering psychopath, but because animals are part of the natural food chain. I guess next thing you know PETA members are going to picketing ZOOs saying that bears should not eat meat that the handlers give them because the animals that were slaughtered to feed the bears were not treated ethically. I guess if the PETA members were in the same situation they would just float there and let the shark eat them.
Manatee County also exercised its freedom of speech by not allowing the PETA group to put up the billboard, but PETA will be screaming that they were having their First Amendment rights blocked by not being allowed to put up the billboard. Technically they would be wrong in saying that because there was no law saying that they’re not allowed to put it up, but at the same time it is kind of going against the First Amendment at the same time, by PETA being blocked from expressing their views on the subject. This billboard should not be allowed to be put up because every time the family of the boy sees it they will be reminded of the terrible accident that almost took his leg.