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PETA to Bacon Boy: You’re adorable, but meat is still murder

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, January 1, 2016, 9:36 AM

You’re adorable, kid, but meat is still murder.

That’s the tone-deaf message from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to the adorable bacon boy who tickled stomachs and hearts after his family posted hilarious video of the toddler’s first encounter with the salty treat.

Little Easton Beach of California drew more than a million online viewer after his mom, Melissa Beach, posted the Dec, 25 video of the precocious tyke repeatedly mumbling ‘bacon’ in delight.

Bacon Boy Easton Beach freaks out after eating bacon for the first time.Since being posted on Facebook on Dec. 25, the video has gone viral, drawing more than a million viewers.Tyler Beach via YouTube

Bacon Boy Easton Beach freaks out after eating bacon for the first time.Since being posted on Facebook on Dec. 25, the video has gone viral, drawing more than a million viewers.

“Bacon,” he repeats, eyes closed. “Bacon!” he screams, as his family laughs just off camera.

“Eat some more,” his family encourages, as he tears off another slab.

Two pregnant PETA members take part in the protest 'Naked' pregnant women vs. Jamie Oliver in Mother's Day Pig-Crate appeal at Fifteen Restaurant in London, England. Jenny/WireImage

Two pregnant PETA members take part in the protest ‘Naked’ pregnant women vs. Jamie Oliver in Mother’s Day Pig-Crate appeal at Fifteen Restaurant in London, England.

Enlarge To illustrate the conditions they believe exist on pig farms, PETA set up two narrow metal crates with models of pigs crammed inside them at the main entrance to the Hyatt Regency Washington Hotel. TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images

To illustrate the conditions they believe exist on pig farms, PETA set up two narrow metal crates with models of pigs crammed inside them at the main entrance to the Hyatt Regency Washington Hotel.

Enlarge Australian musician Missy Higgins stars in an ad for PETA decrying factory farms. PETA

Australian musician Missy Higgins stars in an ad for PETA decrying factory farms.

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But while fans on Facebook and YouTube swooned for adorable Easton and shared their own first encounters with bacon, PETA saw only a grizzly reminder of the cruelty associated with eating meat.

“Kids are adorable when they’re learning to talk, and like most kids, this one has no idea that bacon is made from little pigs and would be horrified to find out that fact,” a spokesperson for the animal rights group wrote in a statement to the Daily News after being told about the video.

Paris Hilton came under attack from PETA in 2009 after she purchased a pot-belly pig and treated as a pet. The animal rights group said the socialite treated the animal like it was "as disposable as her friends and fiances."Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Paris Hilton came under attack from PETA in 2009 after she purchased a pot-belly pig and treated as a pet. The animal rights group said the socialite treated the animal like it was “as disposable as her friends and fiances.”

“Kids have a natural affinity for animals that advertisers and others are anxious to smother, but PETA hopes that doesn’t happen to this little boy and that he grows up to be a kind vegan,” the spokeperson added.

PETA has previously gone after pig farmers and even socialite Paris Hilton, who came under fire from the group in 2009 after she bought a pot-bellied pig for a pet.

The group has also provoked meat eaters with advertising campaigns that often feature scantily dressed models in the buff in an effort to protest the fur industry.

Melissa Beach declined to comment on PETA’s bacon attack.

Jsederstrom@nydailynews.com

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