PETA and similar groups would have a lot more impact if they were actually as concerned with the humane treatment of animals as they perport to be with the 'ethical' position of total abstinance.
Several years ago my pastor went on a 6 mos mission to Africa, and another priest was brought in to take over his duties temporarily. The new priest, visiting from the midwest, was a 'fire and brimstone' crucifiction theologist who spent every single sermon yelling at the congregation about the evils of abortion, and why we were all going to hell because we allowed such things to happen in our communitty. He harped on, and on, and on about abortionaries, fetuses murder, etc. VERY OVERZEALOUS, and VERY GRAPHIC.
The problem was that to anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of medicine or the law he was incredibly misinformed about the reality.
Anyone who dared to later suggest that he might be incorreect was treated to a blistering diatribe.
After the fifth or sixth Sunday of this the congregation was ready to revolt. NOT because most of us disagreed with his position on abortion, but because of the WAY in which he insisted on his myopic persuit of this one singular topic, and his constant chastisement of the whole congregation. Finally the Bishop had to intervene and replace the guy.
Lesson: Even if people are fundamentally in sympathy with your beliefs, they don't like being constantly admonished with negativity.
This is fundamentally a health and fitness websits BBS; I think the vast majority of users, and the foundders will agree that they would prefer to keep a positive outlook to healthy discussions of primarily health and fitness topics.
Yes, there are a lot of silly discussions and a lot of kidding around here on the boards, but its almost all in fun.
If a person wishes to constantly harp on the evils of one particular subject then maybe this isn't the best forum for that.
I am damned certain that all the anti-meat eater and related threads are starting to annoy me.