Monday, February 23, 2009

Ms. Ingrid Newkirk of PETA assures us:

"Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses"



This inspiring quote is adapted from: Bernard Goldberg's 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America, published by Harper Collins in 2005. Page 159.

"If you don't follow these things too closely, I guess it's easy to write off Igrid Newkirk, co - founder, president, and loudmouth - in - chief of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA], as just another screwball.

"For example:

"Ingrid Newkirk, Washington Post, November 13, 1983. Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses.

"Ingrid Newkirk, Vogue, September 1989. Even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we'd be against it.

"Ingrid Newkirk, from same Vogue, September 1989. There is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They're all mammals."

Upset that Yasser Arafat used a donkey in a massive suicide bombing, "she wrote to Arafat, If you have the opportunity, will you please add to your burdens my request that you appeal to all those who listen to you to leave the animals out of the conflict?

"When a Washington Post columnist asked Newkirk if she would try to persuade Arafat not to blow up people, too, she replied, It's not my business to inject myself into human wars..."

¬°Ora, UTEP's Philosophy Department!

Spring semester 2005! :)


"The amazing thing about Newkirk and PETA is that, if you give it even a moment's thought, you'll see that her entire argument makes no sense.

"After all, violence is part of nature.

"Animals kill.

"They eat other animals all the time.

"It's called survival of the fittest.

"What's more natural than that?

"But when a reporter actually tried to question Newkirk about the obvious contradictions in her philosophy [like UTEP's favorite resident PETA Philosopher in Spring 2005 ?!], she immediately shut him up, demanding: Stop asking these nutty questions.

"And Ingrid Newkirk knows something about nutty..."

Yo can just bet on that! :)

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