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Basic Trope: Animal Rights group does not care how many humans they hurt/insult so long as the animals are OK.

  • Straight: Animal Rights Group BABY (Because Animals are Better than You) threaten to blow up animal vivisection laboratories, protest at zoos, circuses and fast food restaurants and generally seem to care more about animals than people.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed:
    • BABY has some extremist members, but most are sane.
    • While the members of BABY never resort to violence, they do use blackmail, harassment, and other underhanded tactics.
    • The activists don't do anything illegal, but they do have one hell of an insane and ridiculous publicity campaign.
  • Justified:
    • Unfortunately Truth in Television; some Animal Rights Activists really are this extreme.
    • BABY aren't just targeting random animals to protest. They are targeting certain animals that happen to be held. Because of the nature of the animals, BABY are willing come off as extremists to hide the nature of what they are doing from those who would use the animals in a way that would cause great suffering.
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  • Inverted: Cruella to Animals.
  • Subverted: Our Hero runs into some animal rights activists, at first he expects them to be nut jobs, but they actually turn out to be pretty nice people.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But when the hero starts eating a salami sandwich, then they go ballistic.
    • They were just pretending to be nice.
  • Parodied: The agents of BABY seem to be a little too fond of animals. The founder of the group was seen flirting with a polar bear, and one woman member says she wants to marry her pet turtle.
  • Zig Zagged: Some animal rights activists are quite nice and friendly and all, but some... not so much.
  • Averted:
    • There are animal right activists, but none of them go to extreme lengths.
    • Or, there are no animal rights activists at all, not even mentioned. Humanity prevails!
  • Enforced:
    • The director does not like the extreme animal rights activists and thinks they are crazy.
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    • The writers are trying to send the message that it's okay to love animals, just don't be like these nutcases about it.
  • Lampshaded: "If you love animals so much why don't you marry one?!"
  • Invoked: Adam decides to found an animal rights group that he thinks will be more effective than existing ones.
  • Exploited: The Big Bad knows the reputation BABY has and either coerces the group or has agents imbedded within to commit crimes for his benefit, causing BABY to take the blame as a distraction for the heroes.
  • Defied: The activists try their best not to be extreme on protecting animals, and try to talk nicely to people who thinks otherwise.
  • Discussed: "Are there any sane animal rights advocates, or they're all raving loony madmen secretly wishing to Kill All Humans?"
  • Conversed: "Oh, please. Organizations like that don't exist in Real Life ... or do they?"
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed: Another group takes their place, showing that there will still be people to carry out harm against humanity in favor of animals.
  • Played For Laughs:
  • Played For Drama:
  • Played For Horror: A group of Western Terrorists that unleash death and mayhem anywhere that they feel like for a very flimsy reason that even they barely understand and with no concept for "non-combatants" or "mercy" is a very scary Truth in Television nowadays and all the production company needs to do is pull no punches when it comes to the misery that is left behind and the Paranoia Fuel that people want you dead and will dedicate their lives to make it happen just because you eat meat.

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