It’s not that we don’t appreciate PETA - we do, animal abuse is awful* - but we always thought that they went about this Manu Ginobili bat incident all wrong. Instead of hounding him for an apology or whatever it is they wanted from him, why didn’t they just figure out a way to, as THE ONION suggests via the picture below, even the score?
Now, granted, it’s probably not in PETA’s mission statement to arrange cruel and unusual “death matches,” even if both sides were practically spoiling for the fight. But this is the sort of thing they could use to really bolster their national presence. I say do it; Manu already has his rabies shots and everything. Satisfy our bloodlust, then you can lecture everybody about the sanctity of all life afterward.
*unless it results in steak or bacon, of course.
Jeff McDonald of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS reports today that Manu Ginobili is facing four different sessions of rabies shots after he caught and killed a bat at the Spurs-Kings game last Saturday.
(One more time for the PETA kooks)
Team officials could not locate the bat after Saturday’s game against Sacramento, so it could not be tested for disease. Which meant Ginobili will spend the next month getting a series of precautionary shots to protect against rabies.
While we all wince, the PETA kooks are high-fiving over early-bird Veggie burgers on L.A.’s Westside. Read more…
Just yesterday, we brought you video of Manu Ginobili killing a bat that had interrupted play in a Spurs game from this weekend. The very first commenter on the page wondered aloud, “Where’s PETA now?”, knowing full well their outraged reply would be hitting the Internets at any moment.
Lo and behold, here we are. Surprisingly, though, PETA had a reasoned, nuanced reaction that caused everybody to gain respect for their maturity in the field of animal ethics. In an op-ed posted at OPPOSINGVIEWS.COM, PETA released a statement acknowledging that the bat was causing a nuisance in an area where it never should have been in the first place, and that Ginobili’s actions, while unfortunately fatal, were a brief and expedient end to the situation.
Hahahaha, just kidding, they compared Manu to Michael Vick and basically pretended he was Satan.
Video posted below from Manu Ginobili snatching a bat and killing it during Spurs-Kings game in S.A. last night:
Hadn’t noticed Bruce Bowen had retired until the team’s former master of the rabid punch wasn’t there to make the play. Read more…