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Some people say that they don’t have regrets because it is all a learning experience. Others say that they are full of regrets. No matter what you do ...

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"3 Organizations You Should Really Be Boycotting" (A Column By Tricia Lee)

After the recent protests going on in the NFL, many viewers have decided to boycott it all together. They are canceling their sports packages, burning team gear, season tickets, and targeting sponsors. Now, I love a good boycott as much as the next person, but are all of these actions really necessary? There are many other companies and organizations that are doing so much wrong that it seems almost stupid to be wasting your time boycotting a corporation that is letting their workers express their right to freedom of speech.

Here are just 3 organizations that are actually worth your while to boycott:

1) Seaworld
This is one that most people know have a ton of corruption, and yet they still have a huge business that is making money. I don’t think so. How much capturing, unfit living environments, and deaths do these whales have to go through to have middle age moms stop planning their next family vacay to Seaworld? “Disneyworld is better anyways, mom.”

2) PETA
I know what you’re thinking. Why on earth should I be boycotting the animal rights activists? Well, PETA isn’t everything they say they are. According to PETA, they euthanize the animals that are suffering too much. What they don’t tell you is that they actually are euthanizing around 90% of the animals they claimed to have “saved” and yet still advertise as better than the average shelter. They call these killings “kindness,” but you know what would be even kinder than ending their lives? Finding these animals a loving home. PETA also believes that you should be feeding your pets a vegetarian diet, which just makes me speechless every single time I think about it. I encourage you to research the truth about them.

3) Hollywood
I know it is impossible to literally block out all media that is Hollywood based, but how about blocking out the ones that are made by child predators? Hollywood is one of the many big businesses that push terrible things, like pedophilia, under the rug for the benefit of money. For example, I know I won’t be seeing that new movie Woody Allen is making, even if Selena Gomez will be starring in it. The fact that people like Allen still get big jobs like these in Hollywood make me sick. But, hey, that’s show business!

Now, to all you out there boycotting the NFL, why don’t you take some time and think about the reasoning for your actions? There are way too many companies out there getting away with lies, cruelty, and plenty of other unacceptable aspects that are definitely worse than what the NFL is doing. Just think about it.

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