June 06, 2005

Al Jazeera won't show PETA ads

Al Jazeera, famous for showing beheadings of Westerners on behalf of Al Qaeda, has announced that they won't show a new PETA ad because of the ad's depicted scenes of animal cruelty.

Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based Arab television network famous for airing images of beheadings and mutilated bodies, rejected a 30-second commercial from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals showing abuse of Australian sheep.

The sheep, raised for wool, are later shipped alive to the Middle East for slaughter. The footage shows lambs partially skinned alive during a procedure called "mulesing." Sheep are repeatedly kicked as they are loaded onto what PETA calls "death ships." Other sheep are are shown being dragged and kicked in the head as their throats are slit while other sheep watch.

PETA urged Al-Jazeera to reconsider accepting the ad, which is part of PETA's international campaign calling for a boycott of Australian wool until mulesing and live exports are stopped.

Am I the only one that finds this a bit on the hypocritical side?

Posted by mhking at June 6, 2005 11:38 PM

Of course, but then Al-Jazeera isn't exactly a news station but a propoganda machine.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at June 7, 2005 12:53 AM
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