From the Mailbox
Uncensored and complete messages from critics of the Tasty Animals page
- Lisa Seaman (email@example.com)
This particular morsel arrived about 3 days after the NIC registration
took effect for peta.org, and this web page wasn't even up yet.
- Doug & Michelle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- MATT J WALLACE (MNMG81C@prodigy.com)
A Prodigy user. Need I say more?
Yes. I should mention that the name of the disease is spelled multiple sclerosis and its cause is not known to be related to the eating of meat.
- Derek Dolan (email@example.com)
When all else fails, complain that authorities should intervene and impose regulations.
My response: "No, it's amazing how little time it takes to annoy lots
and lots of people."
But it isn't hard to figure out who the real sender is from the headers.
- MATT J WALLACE (MNMG81C@prodigy.com)
As if once was not enough...
- miranda (miranda@Mankato.MSUS.EDU)
- Jonathan Spence(firstname.lastname@example.org)
If he was really paying attention, he would have noticed by now the "blatantly obvious" fact that
disregard for the welfare of animals is a distinguishing feature of many
animal rights advocates. Note also his disdain for the "upperclass," as
if the wearing of fur or the wearing of leather may be morally differentiated
by the background of the individual doing the wearing.
Here's another Sensitive New Age Guy who
seems to think that a threat based on the "law of karma" would get my
attention. The only attention I give it is to note that such threats
("cause an accident") are often carried out by human hands.
- Jennifer Ayla Jay <jenny@MIT.EDU>
No one has had their access to any other source of information obstructed
by the existence of this site, or by its domain name. And as for
"disrespectful," perhaps you should be reminded that certain animal-rights
organizations are "disrespectful" of my right to eat what I want, wear
what I choose, and engage in legal outdoor activities like fishing, for
instance. Their "disrespect" is expressed in much more direct ways than
a few words on a web page.
- David Choweller <davec@cs.UCR.EDU>
Yet another invitation to enjoy a horrible death. (Yawn.)
- Tomlin, Robert C. <email@example.com>
Me? Afraid of diversity? You've gotta be kidding. Of course, this
guy is in great company, following in the "they must be afraid of us"
style of PeTA spokesdroid Steven Ragland.
More whining about a lack of "respect," too. See above. I'm also
quite flattered to be consistently referred to in the plural.
- Doug Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I get called "low" in the tradition of
PeTA spokesdroid Steven Ragland, along with
the use of the "Big Business" and "White Male" scapegoats,
whining about a non-existent
threat to free speech posed by my page, and Lots of Unnecessary
Capitalization. There's that plural reference again!
You'd think guys like this would eventually catch on to the fact that
they're being cynically manipulated by appeals to their anxieties about
class, race, wealth, and the environment, with a helping of anthropomorphism
from early exposure to Saturday morning cartoons, and demands for purity
which stem from our all-pervasive Judeo-Christian tradition. But I guess
you can't expect too much when engaging people who, in the words of a poster to
talk.politics.animals, are like "arguing with a rock."
- Andrew Mansfield <email@example.com>
You'd think it would be obvious by now that anyone can put up a web page with a few minutes of effort, and
not the least bit "exhausting." I always politely decline offers of prayer...
- Jordan Webster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Followers of cult leaders are often quick to assume that their critics are antisocial, broken, or
sick in some way. Apparently the same may be true of at least one the followers of the animal rights
Short, foul and to the point.
- James Carlson <email@example.com>
These four letters are four letters and do not, in and of themselves, constitute an "identity."
And as usual, anything said about me, my habits or my political leanings in response to this
web site is probably false.
- (female name withheld) 6th grade vegetarian
- (male name withheld) (AGE 12)
Two casualties of the animal-rights movement's attempt to target children. Sad.
- Farouk Dindar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- The Max <email@example.com>
These demands that I die are getting rather redundant...
- Alicia Innes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Charles Behrens <email@example.com>
You really have to wonder sometimes if these people are even capable of
laughing at a joke. You'd think that laughing and enjoing life would be too
"immature" for them.
- Rob Turk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Oh-oh. Mail from Austin, home of some of the most anal-retentive males on the planet. And you
can be damned sure they weren't born in Texas. Would you like a hyphen with that gardenburger?
("Food for people" in anything resembling a civilized society is impossible without "profit."
Think about it.)
- Richard Wilson's wife <email@example.com>
Interesting how many husbands are having their names attached to their wife's ravings.
Are you guys just too cheap to buy your wives their own online account, or what?
Yet another demonstration that lots of education doesn't necessarily stimulate critical
thinking, skeptical thought, common sense, or awareness that one's ethical or eating preferences shouldn't
necessarily be forced down the throats of the rest of the citizenry.
I find the implied equivalence made between animals, "nonwhites" and "nonmales" in this message incredibly
repugnant. Obviously the writer has no clue as to why that would be so.
Whoever said I was fighting "animal rights?" They don't exist, so fighting them
would be rather difficult.
Again, assumptions made about my personal habits, preferences, or level of armament are
very likely incorrect.
- Jon Marburger <firstname.lastname@example.org.EDU>
So, fill me in, somebody - what is the connection between one's personal choice to live
a 'vegan' or carnivorous lifestyle, and the Republican party? Beats me. It must have
something to do with this widespread delusion that eating is an act of political expression.
- Joyce King <email@example.com>
That someone would be so deluded to think that 'violence and hostility
are slowly becoming history' is in itself rather depressing. There's that attempt to equal women and
minorities with animals again, coming from a woman. Ironic, isn't it?
As a colleague recently pointed out to me, anyone completely without enemies possibly hasn't lived
a full life. A few hundred indignant and upset fanatics out of hundreds of thousands of readers of my
various websites don't bother me in the least.
- Diane Louik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Perhaps this writer should start by considering the value of an occasional paragraph break. Then he
might want to consider who's following who.
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