A national animal rights group is using a recent Sacramento case about a mother allegedly microwaving her child to death as the inspiration for an ad campaign. The billboard features the image of a person who is about to pop a pork chop into the microwave next to a picture of a mother pig with a piglet. It reads “Everybody’s Somebody’s Baby. Go Vegan.”
The idea’s not sitting too well with Sacramentans. “It’s not cool, it’s not cool,” said David Wilhelm. Ruth Santiago said, “Those are the types of things that open up a larger scale and then it turns into a big old huge mess and and they’re totally forgetting about the life that was taken.”
PETA says they are in negotiation with outdoor advertisers to put up this billboard “in the wake of Tuesday’s arrest of a Sacramento woman for allegedly microwaving her infant daughter”.
“If we think microwaving a human being is wrong, we should also consider whether or not cooking an animal is the right thing to do,” said Lindsey Rajt with PETA. “Every animal that was killed by the meat industry to be microwaved and eaten was someone’s baby at some point.”
Ka Yang faces allegations she put her 6-month-old child in the microwave and turned it on. The baby girl was found dead earlier this year. Yang admitted to Sacramento officers she had a seizure and dropped her baby on a space heater. However, investigators say that is not possible based on the burn marks, which they identified as being from a microwave.
Yang was assigned a public defender at a Thursday court hearing, she’ll be in court again on July 14th…
Capitalising on the horror of a baby being microwaved to death is totally unacceptable! Or as it is put on the blog Secondhand Smoke:
PETA is not about being nicer to animals. Rather, it is a profoundly anti human cult that equates the value of human lives with those of animals–and which literally believes that eating a pork chop is akin to murdering a baby…