"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)
posted by texasinafrica at 8/14/2008
I don't know about Mexico, but in some cultures (e.g., Haiti) obesity is a sign of of wealth. So, if this is true in Mexico, contrasting overweight Americans with slim folks back home would actually have the opposite effect of what the advertising intends. And besides, does PETA really think that if someone has made it all the way to the border that they're going to turn around and go home on the basis of an invitation to become a vegan? Sounds like PETA's advertising team needs some cross-cultural sensitivity training.
Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:06:00 PM
Excellent points all around!
Thursday, August 14, 2008 11:15:00 PM
I am always put off by PETA'S ads.I doubt cross cultural training would accomplish anything with PETA. They only seem understand how to prey on folk's natural love for animals to raise money.PETA does as much good for animal welfare as "evangelist" Anthony Hopkins did for Christianity here in Mobile.Charlie Mac
Friday, August 15, 2008 3:19:00 PM
I've lived in Mexico. Obesity is not a sign of wealth there.HOWEVER, they don't see why someone would NOT eat meat. I was actually a vegetarian while I lived in Mexico and I always got a weird look. For many Mexicans, you don't eat meat because you cannot afford meat - so why an American who by their standards is quite wealthy would forgo meat voluntarily is just BIZARRE. I think PETA is way off base here.And yes, TIA is right - it's all cooked in lard.Emilyawesomeave.wordpress.com
Saturday, August 16, 2008 8:49:00 AM
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