By now you’ve probably already heard about the case of Ka Yang and how she allegedly murdered her baby by placing it in a microwave.
But the story took an awkward turn when PETA decided to step into the fray. PETA was so upset about what happened, they designed a billboard that features the image of a person who is about to place a pork chop into the microwave next to a picture of mother pig and reads, “Everybody’s Somebody’s Baby. Go Vegan.”
“We’re horrified at the thought of microwaving a helpless baby and hope that this billboard will open hearts and minds to the grief of other mothers who have their babies torn away from them simply to satisfy humans’ fleeting taste sensations,” said PETA’s founder Ingrid E. Newkirk.
“All infants, not just our own, deserve protection, and pigs, like cows and other animals, mourn the loss of their young when they are taken away to be eaten.”
PETA has every right to advocate for animal rights, but taking advantage of a tragic event for quick publicity is not only offensive but tasteless.
The billboard even goes against PETA’s mission. It does not address the suffering of animals on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, or in the entertainment industry, nor does it address the cruel killing of pests or cruelty to domesticated animals.
The billboard is left in the category of quick publications all to gain attention or a dime by capitalizing on a tragic situation.
One can only hope they’re not up for long.