PETA is going after Mike Tyson for his new Animal Planet project, called "Taking on Tyson," which documents his entry into competitive pigeon racing.
Members of PETA not only plan to protest outside his gated Nevada community, they also have blasted him in a new statement: "If Mike Tyson truly loved birds, he would fight for their protection -- not force them into a 'race' that tears them away from their families and subjects them to injuries, exhaustion and death."
Tyson is hoping the show will introduce a new side of him to fans. "I have a pretty colorful past so you're going to find out some interesting things about me too," he said. "But the main insight is the birds and what they mean in our lives. Even though I might be out there fighting and getting locked up, this is what we do. This is no hobby."
on March 7th, 2011 at 8:47:16 PM
"If Mike Tyson truly loved birds, he would fight for their protection -- not force them into a 'race' that tears them away from their families and subjects them to injuries, exhaustion and death."
This anthropomorphisation of incredibly stupid animals has just gone way, way too far and I would love to send a platoon of human-eating terminators over to PETA headquarters.
And it amazes me how otherwise intelligent people can believe the most incredibly stupid sh*t, but then, hey, I realize they're liberal. Mystery solved.
I guess it is a good thing though that birds don't have tasty ears.
It's like the late, great George Carlin said about us as a species :
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
'...he would fight for their protection -- not force them into a 'race' that tears them away from their families...' ?!
'tears them away from their families'?!?!
WHAT THE f*ck ARE YOU PETA PEOPLE ON?!?!?!
What about pet stores selling off litters of kittens and puppies f*cking DAILY!?!?! Aren't those 'families' being 'torn apart'?!?! When you buy a fish... aren't you taking it out of school? I've seen dolphins in shopping malls... go get that f*cking fixed!!! Hey... I'll go buy a parakeet tomorrow just to f*ck up the remaining flock in the cage!!! No wait... I'll go fishing and throw an entire lake's eco-system down the sh*tter because it's missing that ONE f*ckING FISH!!!!!