Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkVegetarian & Vegan · 1 decade ago

Why don't PETA members protest Lions eating Gazelles?

13 Answers

  • exsft
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Mainly because Ingrid Newkirk hasn't ordered them to so they don't. Yet. But once she gets around to it, they might. But as one poster mentioned, lions might fight back so they may not after all.

    PETA only for the ethical treatment of animals?? That is quite amusing to hear since PETA has been sounding off against pet ownership. Is pet ownership unethical now? What happened to PETA's creed "Total Animal Liberation"? A member seems to be too willing to protect the organization without thinking.

    Source(s): Amusing that people say in other posts that they don't support PETA but they bend over backwards to defend it.
  • 1 decade ago

    Because the gazelle is roaming free when it is killed naturally. It isn't raised in a farm with 20,000 other gazelles within an inch of the other in a cage that is in a factory that is 105 degrees hot and not properly hydrated. And then the gazelle isn't forced to stand next to a dead gazelle an inch from him because it died of starvation, dehydration, heat exhaustion or a disease caught from another gazelle.

  • 1 decade ago

    it cracks me up that EVERY time this question is asked the asker always uses the example of lions and gazelles. not a wolf and a rabbit, not a shark and another's ALWAYS the lions and gazelles.

    i'm not a PETA member, but i'm guessing it's because they're intelligent enough to know that lions don't factory farm gazelles. oh yah, and lions require meat to live. humans don't.

    EDIT: since it's obvious that exsft was referring to me.....

    i said i'm not a PETA member, not that i am against PETA. i believe in animal welfare, not animal no, i don't agree with PETA at all times.....but they do some great things for animal welfare too, so i can't totally disagree with them either. basically, i appreciate some of the things that they do but i would never support PETA financially or otherwise. does that clear it up?

  • Amelia
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Probably because lions are not sentient beings in the way that humans are. Humans have a choice not to eat meat (or to eat humanely raised meat), but if lions didn't eat meat they would die. Lions also don't realize that this is mistreatment of gazelles.

    Peta members just want people to be kind to animals. They're not all crazy militants. I'm not in peta, but i don't think factory farming animals is right either, I choose to eat meat with no growth hormones, no antibiotics, and that are treated humanely. The dairy/meat industries have advertised their way to tricking people to think that meat is a necessary part of a human diet, and that it's healthy for you. When really vegetables and fruits are far more healthy. Also production of fruit/vegetable is also cheaper and better for the environment.

    but you'll probably just say i'm crazy too.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Most people here seem to have a one track mind, Let me explain...

    I'm a vegetarian. Although its in our nature to eat meat, hence the fact that we have teeth, it's not done properly. When the native americans ate meat, they respected and worshiped the animals and never let any part of the animals body go to waste. But when you eat the processed meat from the grocery store, On today's factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy windowless sheds, wire cages, gestation crates, and other confinement systems. have no legal protection from cruelty that would be illegal if it were inflicted on dogs or cats: neglect, mutilation, genetic manipulation, and drug regimens that cause chronic pain and crippling, transport through all weather extremes, and gruesome and violent slaughter. Yet farmed animals are no less intelligent or capable of feeling pain than are the dogs and cats we cherish as companions.

    Chicken caucuses are left in the same cages as live chickens, the chickens you eat, even after they start to rot and decompose. Disgusting.

    This is not natural.

    Lions eating Gazelles is natural.

    I'm not trying to be rude and shove this crap down your throat, I know you don't want to hear it, but that's my opinion on it.

    Source(s): knowledge oobtained over the years and
  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Woah, the guy who keeps count style of this question hasn't responded yet. bizarre. anyhow i think of you're approximately quantity 200 to ask this question. THERE are not any ANIMAL products IN ANIMAL CRACKERS SO VEGETARIANS CAN consume THEM. And so can PETA contributors. could you utilize a seek engine next time? thank you : ]

  • 1 decade ago

    This is a stupid question. Lions don't have any other option.

    I'm vegan and if you'd ask me, I don't care if people hunt as long as they eat what they kill.

    Have you heard of factory farming? That's how most animals live these days, in the most unnatural settings imaginable in order to maximize profits.

    That's why PeTA exists. If factory farms didn't exist, they would have never formed PeTA.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because Lions do it for survival and it's natural. They don't have access to money and supermarkets now do they? Factory farming, puppy mills etc. are far from the "circle of life"

  • 1 decade ago

    Lions don't own factory farms and keep their gazelles in wretched conditions.

    Also, Lions die if they don't get meat...they are carnivores. Humans are built to be omnivores which gives us a choice. We can live solely off plants if we want to, smart guy.

  • 1 decade ago

    They would if they used trawlers or guns to catch the gazelles.

  • Because there's a HUGE difference between a lioness going out and hunting down a gazelle for the pride's dinner and human beings breeding, mutilating, crowding, feeding unnatural diets, trucking for long distances, and slaughtering by the BILLIONS so people can have cheap burgers and chicken nuggets. Duh!

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