Tuesday, March 16, 2010

UTEP Animal Rights Advocates Protest Outside McDonald's

People wonder why I carry around my camera and video equipment with me every where I go. Here is the reason why, you never know what you are going to come across.

As I was on my way home from the station I saw this group of students protesting outside McDonald's and I stopped to learn more about them. They will be on the show on Wednesday so tune in to www.TalkRadio1150.com to hear the interview.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll be eating a McDonald's Angus and Mushroom Burger while I listen to your misguided, naive guests.

Rico

Anonymous said...

they work for steve best at utep...gonna get a roscoe burger and dedicate it to them...strelz

Anonymous said...

Hey Jaime
To bad the lion did not eat them.These people are space cadets.Their parents wasted their money on these young peoples education.Cannot wait to eat a big steak this evening.
Thomas

Anonymous said...

I honestly believe that these people destined to be taken into custody for having dozens of animals in their possession in deplorable conditions....

Andre

Anonymous said...

I had to quit watching after about 4 minutes. Did the other girl in the foreground ever get a word in edge wise?

Tim

Anonymous said...

you should have asked them about their "vision for el paso" - that would have really sealed the deal on their level of insanity

Mike A

Anonymous said...

Watching this video is giving me McHunger pains!! Will be running to McDonalds to get a juicy Big Mac, then to Whataburger for an extra large vanilla shake. Thanks Jaime.

Anonymous said...

The level of hostility for the people in the video speaking out for their ideals is ridiculous amongst these comments. It is deplorable that the only input you have is to call them names and assume you know them just based on a short interview. They should be commended on their ability to speak out their minds, and protest, instead of sitting on their couch and whine. When was the last time you did anything of value as a citizen? Whether you agree with them or not doesn't matter. And how does eating meat or not affect their sanity levels? Their education? Misguided? Naive? It's incredibly how fast people throw insults at others that do not agree with their views.

Angelica

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with the cause. To each his/her own. But the first young woman was really redundant. Trying to be a Ingrid Newkirk "shock trooper" in El Paso does not work. I prefer hot young chicks making out at Plaza more enticing. J/K.

Jake9415

Chuy R said...

I have no idea who Ingrid is, but it doesn't matter. This girl is making the case for McDonald's advocating animal cruelty. She is making the case that we as a society can do better than to exploit animals for pleasure. If you want to continue to do that, and exploit other sentient creatures for your pleasure that is indeed your choice. But that doesn't make it right. Some people just don't realize where their food comes from, or what it has to go through to end up on a Big Mac. They are just trying to get people to think about it. Nothing wrong with that.

-Jesus R

Anonymous said...

Jesus R and Angelica
I've been around farming and have raise livestock, I know something about the subject.These PETA heads are now attacking astronomers because there are constellations named after animals.How could anyone take such people serious!They are poorly informed and badly miss guided with little understand of the subject to which the protest.Shallow passions that in a short time most will grow out of.Us meat eater are such bad people.Now where is my bacon,sausage and ham.I'm hungry.Two egg wouldn't hurt either.
Thomas

Chuy R said...

Thomas,

Vegans and vegetarians are not synonymous with PETA. I do not identify with them, nor am I affiliated with PETA and neither is VAA. So your opinion on PETA has no relevance on this matter. This is VAA, a homegrown student organization at UTEP. How can we take you seriously when you don't even listen to what people say? They did not mention PETA, or constellations. Did you listen to what they had to say? If so, then perhaps you should comment on that, and not what you assume they stand for. Notice I am not grouping together ALL meat eaters, and only addressed you, as I am sure your inability to address the topic being discussed does not mean ALL meat eaters are unable to :)

-Jesus R

Anonymous said...

Thomas, as Jesus said, not all animal right activists are affiliated with PETA, and even the ones that are, are not in total agreement with everything PETA does. I am a vegan, and I cringe at any mention of PETA because I know the negative connotations associated with it. You mention that you raised animals and farmed, thus you should know that Mcdonalds' meat doesn't come from small farmers, it comes from large scale 'farms' in which the animals and people working there are not treated well. You don't have to look at PETA videos to know that. It is well documented. They also made other valid points that you chose to not acknowledge. You certainly pigeonhole them as soon as they called themselves animal activists.

Angelica

Anonymous said...

You complain about large scale farming well that is what it takes to give you cheap vegeable.You would be screeming if you had to pay ten dollars for a bag of carrot.That is what it would take to meet the vegetable market using small scale family farms and the farm workers these family farms would need. Once again you have poor insights into what it takes even to feed yourselves to your own lifestyle.
Step forth all you sinner that shake their fingers at others sinners,by your own measure and rule,I have a few rocks for you.
Thomas

Chuy R said...

Thomas,

Again, you are assuming we want cheap food. If you care to know, my family buys only organic vegan food, and as local as possible. We bought a share this year at a local organic farm and will be getting pretty much all our produce from them. And we look at where everything we buy comes from. We do not buy Kiwis from new zealand, or grapes from Chile for 99 cents a pound. That is a whole other issue. Now you are talking about human worker exploitation in other countries that allow us to get cheap food in the US. We feel that everyone should pay the true cost of the food. What we eat should be the most important expense we have. The original issue was animal cruelty in huge animal factory "farms", but now you have brought up another issue. The truth is that we need to rethink food altogether. The emphasis has become cheap food, with a complete disregard for living creatures, the environment, or even human workers in other countries. And I would not be "screeming"(it is actually spelled screaming) if food cost more. I already pay more than most people for my food. A sacrifice that I am willing to make to make sure my food is produced in the most ethical manner possible.

-Jesus R

Chuy R said...

And I don't know what is up with the rock and sinner comment. Any way you look at it, it cannot be more ethical to eat meat in your diet produced in huge animal factory farms than to eat vegetables, even if these vegetables are from huge industrial vegetable farms.

Now you also want to bring religion into this? No one was talking about sin or religion. Just about cruelty to other sentient creatures(animals). We don't even eat animals, I don't know what makes you think we would throw rocks at people. Oh, right. That's what religion tells you to do with people that believe in other imaginary friends.

Angelica said...

Thomas,

I support local, organic farms and I certainly don't scream about their prices. The only reason meat is cheaper is because all the subsidizing. If the cost of meat reflected it's true cost of making it, producing it, and transporting it, simply, many people would limit or eliminate it from their daily consumption. And that doesn't even begin to touch of the environmental cost. How is that for insight? And I don't see how bringing up the bible gives you any merits...

Angelica

Anonymous said...

Angelica
I guess you missed that the U.S. and other nations are also subsidizing fruit and vegetable farmers.I guess we should run these farmers out of business too.Please do not tell me that you are paying ten dollar for a bag of Carrots or a bag of beans!
Farming whether large scale or small scale has a impact on the enviroment.Simply saying my impact is better just does not cut it with me.There are down sides to the enviroment even with organic farming.I have raised organic vegetable gardens myself so I do know something about the problems that come with this type of farming. I guess you still believe that cows are causing global warmer.Right!
ChuyR
If your so anal retentive that you must point out a typo to support yourself as being superior to others, speaks volumes.
I support better returns for the work done by farmers and better pay for farm workers and better conditions.
Thomas

Angelica said...

I guess you missed this: http://www.pcrm.org/magazine/gm07autumn/health_pork.html

The amount of subsidies to the meat market is not even comparable to the vegetable one....

Angelica

Chuy R said...

Thomas,

You must not have been interested in discussing the topic at hand. Name calling is no way to have a civilized discussion. And you are just making stuff up. Local organic carrots, from a farmer's market are pretty cheap. We usually don't spend more than a couple bucks on carrots. Again, I don't see how that is the point at all. There are definitely degrees of damage. Pollution is quantifiable, and therefore not all pollution is created equal. There is absolutely no comparison in the amount of damage done by animal factory farming compared to organic farming, and I am sure that you know that. And any reasonable person can figure out that the less pollution, the better.

And the original topic was ANIMAL cruelty, not the price of carrots, or subsidies, or PETA, or pollution...

-Jesus R