Monday, March 25, 2013

How Delicious Will This Cow Taste?

Logan Ward and his cow.

Fox News had a bizarre story earlier today about PETA protesting a 14-year-old's cow raffle that was intended to raise money for the kid's school trip. Here's an excerpt:

The parents of a 14-year-old boy are furious after PETA protested their son’s cow raffle – and then sent the child a link to a website filled with former Playboy models wearing “lettuce” bikinis.
“My wife and I were incensed,” said Scott Ward, of Slidell, La. “It was definitely not appropriate for a 14-year-old boy.”
Ward’s son, Logan, is raffling the cow to pay for a summer trip to Europe. He was recently selected as an student ambassador for People-to-People and has to raise $8,000 for the 19-day journey.
The winner of the raffle can either take possession of a living cow – or hundreds of pounds of ground beef, rib-eye steaks and brisket.
The family thought it was a unique and creative way to generate funds for the trip. But People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals thought it was grossly offensive.
Whitney Calk, a PETA street team coordinator, fired off a lengthy email to the eighth grade boy.
“It just seems a little strange to me that you feel that someone needs to die for you to go on a school trip,” she wrote the 14-year-old. “I feel like we can both surely agree that there are several other humane ways to fund raise these days that don’t involve a dead, chopped up corpse.”
Miriam Weaver, a co-founder of the Chicks-on-the-Right website, told Fox News she was shocked by the PETA email.
“For crying out loud, how in the world did they find it the least bit appropriate to recommend that a 14-year-old boy fundraise with the freaking Lettuce Ladies?” Weaver wondered.
She said she opposes animal cruelty – but is a huge proponent of animal farmers and animal researchers.
“And here’s the thing,” Weaver added, “Cows are delicious.”

Hmm, I wonder what the winner of the raffle is going to do with that cow. If the PETA members were so concerned about this cow's well-being, they should have each chipped in some money and put it out to pasture. Because Ms. Weaver is absolutely correct; cows are delicious.

I'll allow the best character on TV, Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation, to illustrate what these PETA nuts don't understand.

The bottom line is that Logan Ward's cow is going to make someone very happy. Who wants to pitch in and try to buy that tasty-looking animal? Fresh steaks and burgers for months...

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