Letter to POTUS -
"You understand so well that African-Americans, women, and members of the LGBT community have been poorly served throughout history, and now I am asking you to consider other living beings who are ridiculed, belittled, and treated as if their sentience, feelings, and very natures count for nothing,"
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk
I respect vegans position on their diet, no matter how nonsensical it is. They don't want to be responsible for the death of an animal, nor any perceived cruelty. Great. Don't buy the products and write books about how great it is and how to combine protein using only plant sources. I'm all for that. That's freedom in action.
However, PETA has just gone completely off the reservation. The "turkey-killing industry"? Those birds wouldn't even be alive without the industry. Many, many, many animals are in the same boat - mink, chinchilla - these are rodents/weasels (whatever) raised specifically for their fur.
Cattle are specifically raised for their meat, skin and milk. If you don't like the products, don't consume them. Please don't embarass yourself by comparing this industry to the Nazis or the struggle of these animals to that of women and minorities seeking equal rights.
I'm actually not all that surprised that such a leftist group would be emboldened by November 6th, but even rank-and-file leftists have to be somewhat embarassed by this. LINK
This post was edited on 11/20 at 3:33 pm