By Chad Love
I mostly ignore news stories involving PETA because PETA, quite frankly, is an organization of publicity whores who don't constitute even a somewhat viable threat to hunting and fishing like other, more serious animal rights groups. PETA is in the business of attracting attention to PETA, and every outlandish publicity stunt they pull is a calculated move to that end, rather than any serious attempt at instigating change. Having said that, it was interesting to see PETA recently taking a page from British animal-rights groups in urging media distribution companies to restrict minors from viewing hunting, fishing and shooting magazines.
From this story on whptv.com:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is encouraging national retailer Hudson News to put hunting magazines where children can’t see them -- because, “Like other forms of casual or thrill violence, hunting spawns a dangerous desensitization to the suffering of others.”