To the growing list of organizations that are fed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and its legion of hateful bullies, add the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL apparently got wise to PETA’s latest anti-semitic stunt, a traveling installation called “Holocaust on Your Plate,” which tries (feebly) to draw parallels between 1940s Nazi death-camp prisoners and livestock in modern farms.
The exclamation point is a new PETA website, MassKilling.com, that Israel National News says “features further explicit comparisons of Jews murdered by Nazis to chickens eaten for food.”
On Monday, the ADL issued a public denunciation of PETA, declaring that its “Holocaust” project is “outrageous, offensive, and taking chutzpah to new heights.” ADL National Director Abraham Foxman writes: “The uniqueness of human life is the moral underpinning for those who resisted the hatred of Nazis and others ready to commit genocide even today.” ADL’s website also features a new report on anti-semitism in the animal rights movement.
Mr. Foxman has hit the nail on the head. As a matter of policy, PETA and other animal rights groups do not respect “the uniqueness of human life.” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk spelled it out in her now-famous barb: “A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They’re all mammals.” It’s this twisted worldview that leads PETA to oppose medical research with animals, even when it leads to treatments and cures for human diseases.