PETA STFU ASAP – signed, the autism community

PETA has unveiled a new ad campaign that aims to turn people to the vegan side. Now, there’s nothing wrong with deciding to become a vegan. But creating an ad campaign to scare people with the dreaded “autism disease” to do it?

That’s beyond disgusting.

Their article, along with a billboard image that they’ll be using, is shown below:

http://www.peta.org/features/got-autism-learn-link-dairy-products-disease/got-autism-billboard

 

 

 

 

 

Allow me to respond to various points in this “article”, point by point.

1. “Got Autism?”

Really?!?!? I mean, sure, it’s clever… “Got Milk?” turned to “Got Autism?” as if one leads to the other. But it’s not clever. It’s rude, dehumanizing, insulting and just plain evil of you. Clearly you’ve never met an autistic. Plus there’s also that minor detail about it being wrong, or very likely wrong, as we’ll cover again in a moment.

2. disease???

Have you ever even heard of autism before writing this? Did you do any research at all before writing this or are you just spouting points you found on the internet somewhere? Are you aware there even is a difference between a disorder and a disease?

3. “More research is needed”

Well hell, start stringing up your “Got Autism?” billboards before that happens!!! Spend money before someone proves you wrong!

4. “The reason why dairy foods may worsen or even cause autism is being debated.”

So write about your stance on it immediately!! Don’t waste time on who’s right and who’s wrong when there’s vegans to be had.

5. “The Internet contains numerous heart-wrenching stories”

Well, I’ll give you this one. It’s true, anecdotes are proof enough for most people. Just ask Jenny McCarthy’s anti-vaccine fans.

6. “Anyone who wants to alleviate or avoid the devastating effects of autism should give cow’s milk the boot and switch to healthy vegan alternatives instead.”

Oh thank you!! Let me get my check book! Thank you so much for solving all of the world’s problems!!

 

Go home PETA, you’re drunk.

About Stuart Duncan

My name is Stuart Duncan, creator of http://www.stuartduncan.name. My oldest son (Cameron) has Autism while my younger son (Tyler) does not. I am a work from home web developer with a background in radio. I do my very best to stay educated and do what ever is necessary to ensure my children have the tools they need to thrive. I share my stories and experiences in an effort to further grow and strengthen the online Autism community and to promote Autism Understanding and Acceptance.

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10 Responses to PETA STFU ASAP – signed, the autism community

  1. Davs May 23, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    Ugh, WHY and HOW in the world was such blatant ignorance even allowed to get this far? That in itself makes me very uneasy. Would you consider starting a petition, addressing the so many wrongs in this campaign, pointing out the damage it will do, and demanding them to retract and reevaluate what kind if information they spread? Someone has got to stop this.

    • swattz101 May 23, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

      It’s PETA, they love to stir up the hornets nest.

  2. Caz May 23, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    Thankyou for having the energy to take this on. All the garbage out there we have to fight (as if we don’t have enough battles already) makes me exhausted, and then some numbskull decides to pour all their energy into creating more battles? GRgggh! What did I ever do to them?

  3. Charles May 23, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    I wonder why the comment section on their website is closed? (Not really)
    Ignorance knows no bounds.

  4. Dave May 23, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    I remember this idiotic campaign from about 5 years ago– it’s back??? Maybe I’m mistaken but wasn’t there a whole outrage over this (or a very similarly moronic) campaign 5 or so years ago which caused PETA to take down its billboard? Either way, this serves as a reminder of what harm these ignorant people can cause simply by attempting to advance their unrelated agenda..

    • chrysoula May 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

      Thanks for pointing out this is from 6 years ago.

  5. Rick Johnson May 23, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    Ignorance knows no bounds is right, lets use scare tactics that most likely have no basis in reality.

    I want to see autism cured, much as I do cancer, but there are no definitive answers, but don’t try to scare me to death, death will finally get all of us in the end, but not at PETA’s hand .

  6. THIS STUPID GIRL! May 24, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    Shut the freaking hell up! There is nothing WRONG with this ad. Stop looking like an idiot!

  7. mrfreezeit May 24, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    My kid is autistic and refuses to drink milk or even use it on his cereal. Try again!

  8. mike.hunter@verzion.net June 3, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    I have two children with serious autism… they never ate dairy and were breast fed…I’m not buying this… not enough science..

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