National Infertility Awareness Week (April 24 to 30), PETA will give one free vasectomy to a man who has recently had his companion cat or dog neutered. Don't worry boys—you'll still be able to enjoy sex. But your neutered dog will be less likely to face the health and behavioral problems that unneutered dogs experience."
I think that Keiko says it best in her blog posting today. I highly suggest that my readers take a trip over to her blog Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed and see what she has to say. She has posted ways in which we can respond best to PETA about how upset we are with their contest.
If you aren't up to reading Keiko's blog then hop on to your email and express your outrage to Ingrid Newkirk, PETA President at firstname.lastname@example.org . I'm sure she'd love to hear what you have to say about the matter.
This really bothers me. Why? Well I don't think that PETA really understands what the National Infertility Awareness Week is actually about. It isn't about getting your pet spayed or neutered. It isn't about getting your human sterilized. Its about folks just like me that suffer from infertility. I'm outraged that PETA could be so insensitive to folks like me. I love my animals just as much as the next person.
PETA just doesn't get it. They are basically celebrating the fact that I can't have a child. They want to promote the fact that we infertile folks can't have children and want other people to get sterilized too. Why? How is it honoring Infertility Awareness by paying for another human's sterilization procedure? Now if it had been a vasectomy reversal surgery contest I could see that would be honoring infertility. Or perhaps paying for some couples IVF treatments for a cycle would be honoring Infertility Awareness Week. But offering a contest win of sterilization in honor of those that are infertile is like handing a knife to suicidal person and cheering them on to slit their wrists. Its Just Wrong!
I'm really too angry to think coherently. How would you like an organization telling you that they are glad you can't have children? How is their contest supporting a cure for infertility? ITS NOT!
52 weeks in the year and PETA had to chose the week that is about Infertility Awareness,someone didn't do their homework before hitting the press.