The National Sheep Association said the language used by PETA
was misleading the public and damaging farmers' livelihoods.
However despite the message PETA
were trying to achieve, the stunt reportedly upset youngsters who were in the city on Thursday.
Some of the strongest backlash, though, came from people more upset about a follow-up tweet PETA
posted after the chart, in which it compared "phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals" to racist or homophobic phrases that were no longer acceptable.
is calling on the Dail to ban fur farming in order to prevent sensitive animals from being gassed to death."
In this regard, PETA
India CEO Dr Manilal Valliyate wrote to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, requesting that the Indian Railways "go a step further by offering only vegan food (dairy- and egg-free as well as vegetarian) that day."
vice president, Colleen O'Brien told CBS-affiliated television station,(http://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/dog-found-intentionally-burned-by-chemicals-left-for-dead-peta-offers-5000-reward/289-530699895) WWL-TV : "Someone out there poured harsh chemicals on this little dog, leaving him lying in agony on the brink of death.
says in a blog post, are "judged on looks and not health" at shows like Crufts.
The travel advisory came after an investigation by PETA
detailed 1,300 donkeys, camels, mules and horses showing signs of abuse from beatings, exhaustion and chains embedded into their skin.
"More people than ever are clamouring for healthy vegan options from their favourite onthe-go eateries," says PETA
director of vegan corporate projects Dawn Carr.
Last month, David Slater and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA
) finally settled their two-year legal battle over the intellectual property rights of a rare Indonesian crested macaque monkey named Naruto, who took pictures of himself in the wild with Slaters camera.
At this point PETA
, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, decided to get involved.
Bemused shoppers looked on as two PETA
protesters dressed up in Orca costumes for the stunt outside Thomas Cook, on Church Street.