PeTA’s online forums to close Friday, 4PM

22 07 2009

While not a very “big” event a recent e-Mail sealed the fate of PeTA’s online forums, one of the many way PeTA members connect with each other.

The e-Mail states:

Dear Friend,

I wanted to be the first to let you, as a registered user on PETA’s online forums, know about a change in our online community strategy. Because of the overwhelming success of PETA’s communities on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, we have decided to close up shop on our forums on PETA.org.

We have found in recent months that the vast majority of people are connecting with PETA through our social network profiles or by commenting on articles on The PETA Files, PETA Prime, the VegCooking blog, and PETA Living rather than on our message boards. Given this, and feedback from our supporters, we have decided to focus our efforts on these and new initiatives. We will redirect the PETA forums this Friday, July 24, at 4 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the closing of the forums. We hope that people who have connected through PETA’s forums will stay connected, and we encourage those looking for more information on animal rights and cruelty-free living to further explore our Web sites.

I hope to see you connecting with PETA through one of our many other avenues. And stay tuned for the new online community and social networking initiatives that will be unrolled in coming months.

Best regards,

Joel Bartlett

Assistant Director of Marketing

PETA

What could this mean for members? Well it won’t mean very much, in fact the PeTA forums don’t get much use as it is, however some think this is PeTA further trying to control it’s members.

Whatever it is PeTA will have some extra money for closing them, and less members talking to “meat eaters” online.

The PeTA forums also served as a place where it’s members could ask a question and get a PeTA response, now they have to e-Mail questions to PeTA, so other members can;t answer.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments section.

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14 responses

22 07 2009
Annie

Personally, I think the main reason for the closure of these forums in favor of Myspace, Twitter, and Facebook is because it’s much more difficult for the random web surfer to lurk and read the conversations. They require the ability to monitor and control who reads and (more importantly) who speaks/writes on anything affiliated with PeTA.

In fact, it’s rather hard to even have more than just a cursory debate/conversation in these venues. I’m sure that’s what PeTA’s after. Limit the communication between the troops and they have nothing left but to swallow PeTA’s propaganda.

The flaws in the logic, the holes in the arguments, the inability to rationally defend the agenda have proven too much to handle. So, instead of tightening up the arguments (or even getting valid ones) PeTA has opted to do away with the dialog altogether and go with what they do best – proselytizing and preaching to the choir. By closing this forum, PeTA is doing what basically amounts to sticking their fingers in their ears and shouting “LALALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!”

Somehow I doubt peta2 is going away – as the kids haven’t started questioning yet. They are blindly following along like good little sheeple. Had people here done that, had nobody come along and asked the hard questions, this forum would remain.

The forum is (in the grand sense of things) fairly new – only a couple of years or so. I think the hope was to give adults a place like peta2 to pat each other on the back and commiserate about how the evil meat eaters are being mean and unfair. Unfortunately, adults (as a general rule) have a bit more in the way of critical thinking skills. There’s no room for that in this organization. They couldn’t keep the blind faith here like they do over on peta2, so obviously the forum is flawed and must be given “a painless and dignified release” from this cold, cruel world.

22 07 2009
Ratsnake

What a shame. It was always good for some entertainment.
I’ll miss the whining to PeTA about every percieved “abuse” asking them do “do something”.

21 01 2010
Jimmy Snickles

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26 01 2012
Anonymous

I was a Peta follower for many years but now that I have begun to read about INGRID NEWKIRK stands on pit bulls, I am horrified at the fact that we look upon this organization for the humane treatment of animals. I have a pit bull name Dixie and a Jack Russell named Aby. They are both great dogs and both were adopted. Dixie is a loving and caring pit-bull as well many other pit bulls I have encountered. Ms.Newkirk states that we should stop breeding pit-bulls and find other breed of dogs to adopt. She also stated in “Save suffering pit bulls by curtailing breeding” found in http://www.realpitbull.com/peta.html “Behind Door A is a pug or a Labrador, and behind Door B is a pit; you
choose which door we will open?,” insinuating that people will always choose door A. If people become informed about pit bulls they will understand that they are not the most aggressive breed. Many dogs like the loveable Labrador are considered to be more aggressive and possessive than pit bulls. Ms. Newkirk I am concerned that you are who we depend on to assist animal lovers in the attempt to save ALL animals from abuse. I as an animal lover believe you are no better than the people who use these dogs for fighting. You are far worse than the people who mistreat these dogs because you are telling the world to kill or leave them to die in shelters. Your organization is followed by many and I hope, dream and pray that people don’t stand with you with this ridiculous idea. What would be next the killing of Rottweiler, German Sheppard or any other strong and intimidating dog? Where would we stop? when we are left with the puddles or pugs.

26 01 2012
RETIF

I was a Peta follower for many years but now that I have begun to read about INGRID NEWKIRK stands on pit bulls, I am horrified at the fact that we look upon this organization for the humane treatment of animals. I have a pit bull name Dixie and a Jack Russell named Aby. They are both great dogs and both were adopted. Dixie is a loving and caring pit-bull as well many other pit bulls I have encountered. Ms.Newkirk states that we should stop breeding pit-bulls and find other breed of dogs to adopt. She also stated in “Save suffering pit bulls by curtailing breeding” found in http://www.realpitbull.com/peta.html “Behind Door A is a pug or a Labrador, and behind Door B is a pit; you
choose which door we will open?,” insinuating that people will always choose door A. If people become informed about pit bulls they will understand that they are not the most aggressive breed. Many dogs like the loveable Labrador are considered to be more aggressive and possessive than pit bulls. Ms. Newkirk I am concerned that you are who we depend on to assist animal lovers in the attempt to save ALL animals from abuse. I as an animal lover believe you are no better than the people who use these dogs for fighting. You are far worse than the people who mistreat these dogs because you are telling the world to kill or leave them to die in shelters. Your organization is followed by many and I hope, dream and pray that people don’t stand with you with this ridiculous idea. What would be next the killing of Rottweiler, German Sheppard or any other strong and intimidating dog? Where would we stop? when we are left with the puddles or pugs.

13 09 2012
Lawrence

It’s really important for people to be able to ask questions and engage in dialogues. In the end, dialogue helps everyone to better understand things, and for viewpoints to change and evolve

18 02 2013
s

The Peta pokemon game makes me want to kill animals more

18 02 2013
Tilberg

The pokemon version of PETA makes me want to beat animals more

18 02 2013
Tilberg

By that, I mean the PETA version of pokemon. Holy Science PETA you messing with my brain!

11 04 2013
bhavik

i joined in peta

11 04 2013
bhavik

i joined peta because i like to protect over animal.

11 04 2013
bhavik

i like peta because i always think that animal is over pet and animal protect is over responsbility.

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