PETA President Ingrid Newkirk this week fired off a fax to Yasser Arafat. She began the letter with a polite salutation: “Your Excellency. We have received many calls and letters from people shocked at the bombing . . . in which a live donkey, laden with explosives, was intentionally blown up”
WTF? This from a woman who, when asked to choose between swerving to save a child or a dog whilst driving, famously replied "dog".
It's sad that in today's modern western society we can afford such luxuries as the elevation of animal over human. But was such a letter necessary? Must we as educated, well raised holders of moral conscience continuously make ourselves look like asses?
“We watched on television as stray cats in your own compound fled as best they could from Israeli bulldozers”
This was followed up by an article in the
"What were they thinking. They call themselves religious. Judaism says you have to feed and water your animals before you even sit down to eat,"
I fear the world is becoming a strange and dangerous place