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boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 5th 2009, 10:22 PM

Is that fair? Would/Do you do it?

I noticed PETA has asked people to boycott Canadian maple syrup as a way of convincing the government to end the seal hunt. I personally oppose the seal hunt, but I don't think it's fair to take it out on independent businesses. It would be different if the maple syrup companies had shares in the seal market or something, but they don't. (And please don't make this debate about the seal hunt, it's meant to be a debate about boycotting products unrelated to the cause)


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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 5th 2009, 10:40 PM

I agree. I try and avoid a lot of products that are unethical, or whose compaines adopt unethical practices, but not just because they are from the same country as the issue isn't really fair.




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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 5th 2009, 11:18 PM

PETA is crazy. That's a really stupid idea. Not all businesses in Canada will affect one another greatly.... I really don't understand how not buying maple syrup is going to stop the seal hunt....


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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 5th 2009, 11:23 PM

I think that is pretty dumb too. You'd think that they'd have people not use products that contain seal...
But what can I say, It is PETA. They do drastic things. Now don't get me wrong, I used to be a veg and was all "GO PETA!" but seriously,they go about things the wrong way.
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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 6th 2009, 01:04 AM

That's utterly ridiculous. Aside from the fact that the maple syrup industry shouldn't be attacked because of another industry's questionable ethics, why would the government feel threatened by a lack of maple syrup sales? I wasn't aware that the Canadian economy rested heavily on syrup sales.


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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 6th 2009, 01:30 AM

That's ridiculous. Seal hunts have nothing to do with maple syrup. Now, I may be for PETA, but not for all their ridiculous ideas and attacks on other people/businesses.


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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 6th 2009, 01:33 AM

I would not boy cott something PETA told me to. Not because I hate PETA, but they are just crazy maple syrup does not kill seals.


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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 6th 2009, 01:44 AM

Obviously the maple syrup creates anger in people so much so that they hunt seals. Duh.

I think it's stupid to boycott an entirely unrelated thing. If it was a product perhaps from the government? That might make more sense or something? But.. I don't know what that'd be.

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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 6th 2009, 03:32 PM

Seals taste good with Maple Syrup, duh. :P In reality, though, they're just harming the companies that produce. Not stopping anything. PETA fails.



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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 6th 2009, 03:38 PM

Ugh, PETA is so stupid... I don't get so much that they do. They support a pretty good cause, but the way they go about it is completely wrong.




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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 6th 2009, 05:09 PM

im a vegetarian and for PETA and all that kinda stuff,but some of the stuff PETA does is just waaaay outta line sometimes.

you shouldnt boycott a cmpany that has nothing to do with the seal hunt other than the same country or something like that. its dumb,PETA is starting to go a little crazy.


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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 7th 2009, 01:51 AM

I do not believe that should be done. That is unnecessarily harming a third party that has not committed any offence worth boycott. That's just unfair and stupid. I don't like PETA, anyways. Just another one of their out of control, embarrassing feats.


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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 8th 2009, 11:18 PM

It's stupid to boycott something like that. It has nothing to do with hunting seals. That makes a fat lot of sense.

I don't boycott anything unless I have a problem with the company. I do, however, try to buy organic, local, or Southern made products whenever possible. Otherwise, I could care less.


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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 9th 2009, 12:17 AM

It's wrong but it's PETA, what do you expect?

Methods of protest should make sense. Otherwise they are highly ineffective and leave people "WTFing."



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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 9th 2009, 12:29 AM

hehe PETA is crazy, but it's good to see everyone knows it. I wish there was a more rational pro-animal rights group that had support.


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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 9th 2009, 05:44 AM

The thing is though, who forgets PETA and what it's supposed to stand for?

It's kind of like those stupid commercials that make no sense, but you remember that it was a soap commercial or whatever.



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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 9th 2009, 05:46 AM

i am all for animal rights and i will certainly defend certain aspects, but PETA can get a little out of hand at times, seriously.


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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 9th 2009, 05:57 AM

PETA is actually a terrorist organization... The reason they're trying to boycott maple syrup is to make the Canadian government desperate and make them do something about the seals.



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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 9th 2009, 06:42 AM

But if they want to make the Canadian government desperate, at least target an industry that would have a significant impact on the Canadian economy. Syrup? Really?


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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 9th 2009, 11:03 PM

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The thing is though, who forgets PETA and what it's supposed to stand for?

It's kind of like those stupid commercials that make no sense, but you remember that it was a soap commercial or whatever.

The problem is that they're targeting an innocent industry. Even if their boycott works, which I doubt it will, the government isn't going to care enough to stop the seal hunt. The government has no investment in maple syrup.

I agree with what PETA stands for, but some of the things they do are insane. How would you feel if you owned a maple syrup company?


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Re: boycotting a product unrelated to the cause - June 11th 2009, 03:38 AM

Khadra- good point.

I wonder if PETA is going to encourage people to stop watching Canadian TV shows (some of my favorite shows are from Canada), or listening to Canadian music (one of my favorite bands is from Montreal), or buying anything imported from Canada.


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