I ran across this article by AnimalScam, a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom, that focuses on protecting the freedom of consumer choices. I was very impressed with this blog entry, and I thought I would share it with you. Here it goes...
The modern animal rights movement is not what it seems. Today's activists have perverted once-sensible animal welfare goals by putting animals ahead of human beings and employing a "by any means necessary" philosophy to achieve their goals of "total animal liberation."
Led by PETA, the Humane Society of the United States, and other activist groups, the animal liberation movement does not seek to improve animals' lives. Its goal is to place unnecessary restrictions on ordinary people like you.
Today's activists want to force you to eat nothing but beans and greens; and wear nothing but cotton, rayon, and rubber. They want to ban hunting, fishing, zoos, rodeos, and circuses. Some want to permanently end Kosher slaughter. They even want to outlaw the use of animals in the search for cures for AIDS, Parkinson's Disease, and cancer. And a growing number take the law into their own hands, crossing the line from peaceful protest to violent crime.
It's a terrible scam. The world deserves to know the truth.
It's great that other groups, besides those of us in food production, recognize the falacies of animal-rights extremists who devalue human life in favor of animals.
PETA's founder, Ingrid Newkirk, once said, "There's no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy."