JUST IN: PETA displaying fake news on Kalamazoo billboard

KALAMAZOO, MI — A billboard on the side of I-94 in Kalamazoo is encouraging people to skip the meat for their holiday meals this year.

The billboard — which features a photo of a pig and reads “I’m Me, Not Meat” and “See the Individual. Go Vegan.” – MLive

Listen, I love animals just as much as the next person, but I also understand the food chain and the great Circle of Life. Of course I wish mass production of meat products wasn’t such a disgustingly inhumane business. I’ve seen Food Inc. on Netflix and I can guarantee that I will never consume Tyson chicken products again in my life. Actually, that’s now my safe word. If you see me legitimately and seriously tweeting, blogging or in a video saying that I’m eating Tyson chicken for dinner or see me eating it in any capacity just know that I am in terrible danger. Notify police immediately.

But the fact of the matter is that the billboard is just untrue. I understand what PETA is trying to accomplish with this message. Animals have feelings just like humans. Just like dogs. Just like cats and gerbils and birds and any other type of pet you can grow accustomed to loving. But putting a picture of Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web on a billboard for the world to see and saying they’re “not meat” is spreading a false message that I cannot stand for. Especially in the tumultuous times we live in where fake news is claimed as real and real news is discredited by calling it fake.

Pigs have meat and that’s a fact, Jack. Cows have meat. Chickens have meat. I didn’t know insects had meat but apparently they do.

Hell, even humans have meat. Saying they are not meat is initiating in a disinformation campaign spreading propaganda. Albeit for a good cause. But you let something like this slide by as facts then where do you draw the line? I will never concede to fake news and that’s not a promise to the millions of readers.

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