Sam Neill's red meat ads infuriates PETA.Byline: ANI
Wellington, July 15 (ANI): Kiwi actor Sam Neill has been slammed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an international nonprofit organization that supports Animal Rights and has spawned a tremendous amount of conflict and controversy from its inception. (PETA) for promoting red meat in a new ad.
The PETA officials have dubbed the 'Dean Spanley' star "pimp for an industry" that kills animals as well as people.
Neill is making advertisements with an orang-utan promoting red meat for Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
In the ads, the actor is seen telling an orang-utan, named Dennis, that red meat is "brain food" and improves intelligence.
Peta campaigner Ashley Fruno has written to Neill saying perhaps in "your dotage dot·age
The loss of previously intact mental powers; senility. Also called anility. " the work was needed to pay bills.
"Some of the most accomplished and brilliant thinkers in history were vegetarian - including Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci (də vĭn`chē, Ital. lāōnär`dō dä vēn`chē), 1452–1519, Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist, b. near Vinci, a hill village in Tuscany. , Plato, Pythagoras, Mahatma Gandhi and Isaac Newton," the NZPA quoted Fruno as saying.
"Studies published in the British Medical Journal The British Medical Journal, or BMJ, is one of the most popular and widely-read peer-reviewed general medical journals in the world. It is published by the BMJ Publishing Group Ltd (owned by the British Medical Association), whose other have shown that people with a higher IQ are more likely to go vegetarian - yes, it really is the smart choice.
"Meat was also killing the environment, producing more greenhouse gas emissions that vehicles," he added. (ANI)
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