“Shoot Selfies, Not Animals” is a phrase so moronic only PETA could have conjured it up. It’s the name of their latest anti-hunting campaign, which has been making the rounds online. The activist group launched the photo frame a few days ago. It’s now the number one filter currently on Facebook. It didn’t take long for the filter to go viral, but not for the reasons PETA hoped. Hunters quickly jumped onboard and hijacked the campaign in a hilarious trolling. Naturally, PETA responded rather butt-hurtedly. Courtesy of their blog:
It’s not every day that thousands of hunters throw their support behind PETA, but that’s exactly what happened when we launched our “Shoot Selfies, Not Animals” Facebook frame earlier this week.
In an attempt at humor, thousands of hunters began using PETA’s frame on photos of themselves with the corpses of animals they’d killed.
The number of young children posing in the trolls’ photos is cause for concern: Nearly every serial killer and school shooter killed animals before moving on to humans.
I also hear every serial killer drank water before picking up their weapon of choice and dropping bodies. Many kids are drinking water at this very second. The horror.
False equivalences aside, the hashtag itself has yet to show me any children posing with animal carcasses. But there were plenty of babes.
— Liberte Austin (@LiberteAustin) August 24, 2017
There are few things more enjoyable than PETA getting their panties in a twist over a triggersome legion of hawt huntresses. Well, besides bacon. That is the most enjoyable thing of all the things. My deepest condolences to all the animal activists whose tastebuds shall never be blessed by its crisp deliciousness. May their happiness rest in peace.
Menfolk didn’t pass up the opportunity to snag the nifty frame either. And so the trolling continued.
— Tom Knisely (@Tom_knisely) August 25, 2017
— Kevin (@RealKevinHart13) August 24, 2017
— Nick Macey (@MACintosh_6) August 24, 2017
These were just a few of the offensively meaty photos posted in the name of PETA. After all the crap these animal rights activists have subjected us to (see PETA Tries Pushing Video of Cat Being Abused. Yeah, It’s Fake… and BERKELEY: Crazed Protesters Force Butcher Shop to Post Sign Against Animal Slaughter), one can’t help but be pleased at the amount of people pushing back.
Look, if PETA wants to prance about in pig’s blood and refrain from partaking in the meat industry, they should feel free to do so. Have fun. But shaming and vilifying those who choose to hunt for sport or food purposes isn’t going to get them the support they so desperately crave. Clearly. The people have spoken and they chose to say “Screw off, PETA.”
Can’t say I blame them.