Saturday, May 07, 2005

PETA Sez, "Eating meat is like killing Jews!"

A friend used to say that PETA meant "People Eating Tasty Animals", but I think a better, more accurate, version would be "Pathetic Ethicless Terrorist Asstacklers". Go read about the ongoing stupidity of PETA's "Holocaust on your plate" campaign on National Review Online.

The purported equation between the Holocaust and normal practices of animal husbandry wasn't presented between the lines by PETA. Nor was it implied subtly in the hope that the viewer would infer a similarity. Rather, comparing Auschwitz to your corner butcher shop was the explicit and unequivocal theme of the entire international pro-vegan campaign.

First there were the photographs. PETA juxtaposed pictures of emaciated concentration-camp inmates in their tight-packed wooden bunks with chickens kept in cages. Worse, in a truly despicable comparison (on several levels), a picture of piled bodies of Jewish Holocaust victims was presented next to a photograph of stacked dead pigs.

The text of the campaign was even worse. In a section entitled "The Final Solution," PETA made this astonishing assertion:

Like the Jews murdered in concentration camps, animals are terrorized when they are housed in huge filthy warehouses and rounded up for shipment to slaughter. The leather sofa and handbag are the moral equivalent of the lampshades made from the skins of people killed in the death camps.

It's old news that the fascist Left says all sorts of nutty things, but why do people who consider themselves "progressive" (yes, that's it, not totalitarian wannabes, nonono) allow this sort of crap to go unquestioned?

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