Alicia Silverstone posing nude for PETA
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes, Internet
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For those that have been waiting to view PETA’s foray into the XXX website scene, your time is almost at an end.

Since the animal rights org announced the decision last August to purchase the new domain extension, reaction has been mostly negative – with some saying it goes one step further to discrediting all the group works for. For others, however, this is just PETA using media to once again reach a wide audience, something President Ingrid Newkirk championed in an interview Monday.

“We have bought a triple-X website, which is, of course, adult entertainment,” Newkirk told listeners of The Kojo Nnamdi show. “And funny enough, like it or not, there are so many people cruising the Web looking for adult entertainment and visiting triple-X sites that we felt we would really be shortchanging our course if we didn’t take advantage of that. We’re great opportunists, and so we have seized a triple-X site, and we will be showing some of our — they’re called naked ads.”

Ingrid went on to add that the site will feature many of the group’s naked demonstrations, as well as ads from those stars in the pornography industry passionate about animal rights.

“The site’s pretty much a secret at the moment as to exactly what it will be,” she added. “But it will be titillating, and it will be shocking, but perhaps not in the way that people think.”

That shocking part is likely the graphic undercover videos that PETA plans on sprinkling throughout the site. So, for instance, if you’re eager to see adult film star Sasha Grey in the buff, before any skin is shown, you may have to watch the skinning of an animal for its fur first.

In response to those saying that this website is yet another way PETA disrespects women, Newkirk fired back, calling such accusations “fiddlesticks.”

“I am a woman, and I am 62 and a bit,” she said. “I have appeared in the I’d Rather Go Naked ads. That may give you a shutter, but it’s true. And we have ample examples of men who have appeared in them, too. They just don’t get the same press. We pretty much do anything and everything. It’s just that some things get press and some things don’t.”

Newkirk challenged critics to speak with any of the women who have agreed to participate in past campaigns; using actress Taraji Henson as an example. “Ask her, and she’ll say, I’m a powerful woman. I use my body as a political statement. I’m entitled to. We don’t live in Afghanistan. Leave me alone.”

You can read the transcript or listen to the full interview here. Look for PETA’s .xxx site to launch sometime soon.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Anais Boves

    Love it!! Very smart!!

  • Anonymous

    “So, for instance, if you’re eager to see adult film star Sasha Grey in the buff, before any skin is shown, you may have to watch the skinning of an animal for its fur first.”

    That seems like one easy way to lose a hard-on (and a great way to drive away those casual sex-searchers they want to nab), or a bunch of twisted fetishists in the making. As an animal advocate myself, I’d be horrified to learn that I subconsciously equate animal butchery with getting aroused. (I’d also be pretty peeved if I equated getting aroused with the depression and aggression that comes from seeing those videos)

  • http://twitter.com/Shadyladymiami Nanci Little

    love it! All is fair in love and war.. and waging war on animal abusers is a GOOD thing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607431421 Charlene Sjoberg

    PETA are a bunch of dog and cat killers!!! Check it out for yourselves! They do not want you to “own” dogs and cats so they kill all the ones they get their hands on! Do you really want to support an organization that does this?

  • kerby hyland

    This is fantastic. As an avid hunter I am always looking to broaden my horizons with regard to various species I take* for sport**. PETA’s XXX site is gonna provide instructional videos on proper efficient modern methods of skinning and slaughtering various mammalia, cool, I’m all for it, and porn too! This will cut my downtime between sites greatly. DSL sucks! Thanks Ingrid.

    *kill
    **stuffed head on wall

    • whittler

      While “cutting your down time”, maybe we’ll all get lucky and it will cut off some other little thing that belongs to you. You know…. lol