October 17, 2008, - 11:26 am

Dumb PETA Whine of the Day: As If the U.S. Auto Industry Wasn’t in Enough Trouble

By Debbie Schlussel
If you live in Michigan, as I do, or elsewhere where there are a lot of idle auto plants and laid off workers, PETA a/k/a PUTAh’s (People for the Unethical Treatment of Animals and humans) latest attention-getting tactic falls not only on deaf ears, but disgusted ones.
Here’s what Dennis Rodman’s pals are up to:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is protesting a requirement by Chrysler that factory workers must wear leather shoes or face being sent home without pay.
“I hope that you will retract this memo immediately and allow workers to wear shoes or boots made from any of the rugged, safe leather alternatives that exist today,” PETA corporate affairs director Matt Prescott said in a letter to Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli that was distributed to the media Thursday.

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Dennis Rodman & Fellow PETA Cretins to Factory Workers:

Let Them Wear Cork

Chrysler spokesman Mike Palese said a recent memo was posted at the Los Angeles parts depot to remind workers to wear appropriate footwear after a manager noticed people wearing canvas shoes.
The standard calls for footwear with leather uppers and slip-resistant soles.
“It is a safety issue,” he said. “We were just re-articulating that, in order to get the folks working there moving in the right direction for their own benefit,” he added.
Palese said that no one was going to get fired as long as they had a shoe with a strong-enough upper and slip-resistant sole.
The PETA letter was sent via an e-mail. It said, “This requirement is likely to offend many, and it may even discriminate against employees whose religious beliefs forbid or discourage the wearing of leather.”

Blah, blah, blah.
Here’s a tip: If you don’t want to wear leather, don’t work there. Do you think PETA spokesmodels Dennis Rodman or Pamela “Most Used Piece of Equipment in the Gym” Anderson would ever set foot in a factory? That’s for the little people. And I doubt many PUTAh types are working on the assembly lines at Chrysler. They simply don’t do much hard labor. They do paper pushing and whining while sipping lattes and eating tofu and edamame.
When someone gets a metal stake through his/her toes because he/she was wearing shoes made of canvas and cork, will PETA pay the personal injury and workers comp lawsuit settlement and attorney fees? Don’t bet on it.
Marie Antoinette had her “Let Them Eat Cake”, and PETA/PUTAh has “Let Them Wear Cork.”

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4 Responses

The irony is too much here. I did not previously know that Dennis Rodman was associated with PETA. I guess like and similar organisms are attracted to one another.

c f on October 17, 2008 at 12:40 pm

That photo of Rodman is physically painful to the eyes! There are laws agaisnt that (no, not anymore – thank you very much supreme court! >>).
I agree. If you won’t follow the rules at work, then don’t work there.

bhparkman on October 17, 2008 at 7:50 pm

Peata-people easting tasy animals;)

mindy1 on October 17, 2008 at 9:33 pm

FUCK PETA…They’re a bunch of hypocritical imbeciles. The fools don’t realize that if it wasn’t for cavemen/women killing animals for food and using animal skins to keep warm, they wouldn’t be here. Dang I forgot, cavemen went to their local Wal-Mart for the latest camping equipment, and cold weather gear. /Sarc

Jackson Pearson on October 20, 2008 at 12:44 am

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