Okay, confession time. I’ve never watched Silicon Valley. I know, I know, it’s funny. I just have so many shows I watch as is that I can’t cram another one in. That is going change however now that I know PETA hates them.
What exactly has the deluded crusaders of fake animal rights in such an uproar? Forced horse rape. You read that right, horse rape. Now I’m not talking about some poor horse being forced to have sex with a human, no I’m talking about what was clearly consensual sex between two horses. Confused? Yeah, that’s what PETA does.
The scene in question comes from Silicon Valley’s latest episode in which two eager horses get it on in front of Jack and Richard. I’m told it was a lovely metaphor about being screwed but since I didn’t watch, I’ll take the words of my fellow geeks. The horses have a grand old time as horny horses are want to do and even though the Humane Society was there to make sure no animals were harmed, PETA is severely pissed. They say it’s rape, plain and simple. However with PETA, nothing is plain and simple.
“It may seem fun, but the mares are tethered during the process with no means of escape and the stallions are put on a lead rope and dragged to the mares to be mounted. Neither the stallions or the mares have any choice, it’s assembly line breeding for profit.… There’s an overpopulation crisis in racing as most horses will not win races, and are therefore discarded and sent on hideous journeys by truck in all weather to Mexico or Canada to be turned into meat”
As you can see, PETA is off the mark again. Did Silicon Valley have a graphic sex scene between two horses? Yeah, but they weren’t harmed. If anything, they helped two lonely creatures find love, if only for a few long minutes, in this cold world.
For now, I think the Mike Judge produced comedy will take this in stride. Now, I have to get HBO. What do my geeks think, besides the fact that I need to watch Silicon Valley? Is PETA any more crazy or is this just their standard level of insanity? Remember, this is the organization that wanted to rename fish sea kittens. Sound off below, the comments section calls for you!