Oh Dog! Jen is sick!
There was no blog post yesterday. Buggie and Hissy Fit Jones were unhappy, and asked that at least we talk today about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Surely you’ve heard about how animal welfare made a stir in what is otherwise seen as wholesome, family entertainment?
First, animal welfare advocates are going to protest the parade because of a Sea World float that they call, “A Sea of Surprises.” What has protesters so upset? It’s the depiction of orcas playing in the sea, courtesy of a company that does not at all promote that image. Despite protests, the float is still scheduled to roll.
A second controversy involves musician Joan Jett, who is a PETA supporter. Jett and her band, the Blackhearts, were to perform on the South Dakota tourism board’s float, but she was removed after protests that she should not represent a state known for its’ animal agriculture.
So let me see, if you protest someone who supports animal welfare, you can get something done with Macy’s, but if you support animal welfare, you don’t get diddly.
I guess Macy’s is banking on the hope that your distaste for PETA will be greater than your distaste for their lack of support for animal welfare.
Perhaps it’s time those of you who support animal welfare let Macy’s know where YOU stand. Nothing gets a company’s attention like a lighter pocketbook.