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Don’t drink the water, and don’t eat the food?

12 August 2008

Maybe the Aztecs shouldn’t have given up cannibalism.  Today’s border absurdity from the Houston Chronicle:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans today to announce an unusual marketing pitch to the U.S. government: Rent us space on the fence for billboards warning illegal border crossers there is more to fear than the Border Patrol.

The billboards, in English and Spanish, would offer the caution: “If the Border Patrol Doesn’t Get You, the Chicken and Burgers Will — Go Vegan.”

“We think that Mexicans and other immigrants should be warned if they cross into the U.S. they are putting their health at risk by leaving behind a healthier, staple diet of corn tortillas, beans, rice, fruits and vegetables,” said Lindsay Rajt, assistant manager of PETA’s vegan campaigns.

The comments on the article are a hoot… the best being written by “Jose Morelos”:

Hola Amigos!
These idiotas have no idea of their laughable ignorance and stereotyping.
Most have never tasted good Mejiicano vegetable dishes based on such things as napoles, jicama and cirvela to name a few. Corn and beans and tortillas, Madre de Dios!
Norte Americanos have never approached the creative and beneficial meat-based cuisines indigenous to south of the Rio Bravo. Cabrito and associated products as Cajela and Mejicano Feta. The idiots should be promoting reducing bovine milk products with goat products, which cost far less and have less toll on the environment.
The idiots have it backwards. They should be promoting immigrants crossing the border in order to escape into the relatively vegan North America if they are serious. Have the idiots never experienced the delights of the parilla or asador tradition further south of Mejico, have they never experienced bife de chorizo, asado de bife, churrascos, lomo, vaco, bife de costilla, ojo de bife…? Don’t they know that the bull from the ring after the most prolonged and skillful tercio de meurto, the honoring of the valiant bull by drag around the ring and the jumping of the children on the carcass results in the most delicate and revered meat there is?
How about initiating an exchange program, one of the PETA idiotas for one innovative immigrant with master parilla/asador business skills?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mr. Rushing permalink
    12 August 2008 12:52 pm

    PETA is sooo lame. They Euthenize dogs and cats and oppose pet ownership. There is something wrong with people who don’t like dogs.

  2. MaryOGrady permalink
    12 August 2008 12:53 pm

    I think he meant “nopales.” Otherwise, I’m with Jose Morales all the way.
    My big problem with PETA in this instance is their notion of throwing money at the US government to put up their stupid billboards, instead of, say, helping with the water stations that save human beings from death in the deserts of Arizona, or concentrating on other activities that would really benefit their fellow human beings who risk everything to cross the border.

  3. 15 August 2008 7:57 pm

    yeah. what the hell. why are they giving money to the very people they’re advertising against? it boggles my mind. and what the FCK are they TALKING about? rice and beans and corn tortillas. give me some caldo de res and I’ll forget I ever read this dumbass proposal of PETA’s. geez!


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