Posted by TroyJ on October 21, 2003 at 21:58:28:
In Reply to: Re: Disney PETA posted by Joe J. on October 20, 2003 at 19:39:49:
Here is a quote from PeTA...
"""A spokesman for Peta (People of the Ethical Treatment of Animals) said: 'We were delighted to see our tag-line 'Fish are friends not food' in the Finding Nemo movie.
'The slogan is even being used on Finding Nemo pyjamas.'
'We hope that after seeing Finding Nemo, children will agree that fish belong in the ocean, not on dinner plates.'"""
The wording of how Disney gave the rights up in order for PeTA to use the Nemo theme for their ad campaign is interesting. PeTA claims it "won" the permission to use the Disney cartoon to use in it's campaign. Knowing PeTA's past history for using extortion, my guess is that the tag line belonging to PeTA, "fish are friends, not food" was recognised by PeTA in the film. Possibly it was used by Disney by accident. PeTA may have said let us use the cartoon for our ads or we sue and you (Disney) have to pull it from your cartoon... at least that would be just like PeTA. Make no mistake, Disney has it's share of ARA's at top levels, but they derive too much income from ESPN, etc to just swing the ax on them. However, it is disturbing that any production company with kids as a target market would even be remotely associated with a domestic terrorist group such as PeTA. It would not surprise me at all to find out that Disney is in bed with PeTA. The ARA theme has been strong in Disney since Bambi.
The idealistic vision of mandatory veganism is cultish at best, if not just pure lunacy, and the terrorist tactics, (preach peace and love and harmony during the day while torching the local Burger King at night) are dangerous to all of us. The vegan movement is growing, and few people realize how well they use media to promote their idiocy. Unfortunatly, they have made astonishing progress in some areas. Those of us who like to fish need not panic, but we better be aware of how the outdoor values we want to pass on to our kids are shrinking every year.
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