Tuesday, February 25, 2003
The effort by PETA to compare the deliberate systematic murder of millions of Jews to the issue of animal rights is abhorrent. PETA's effort to seek "approval" for their "Holocaust on Your Plate" campaign is outrageous, offensive and takes chutzpah to new heights.So to our local campus friends pushing for PETA (and I sympathize as a longtime vegetarian and one-time contributor to PETA) I warn you: If you put up those posters, be careful with your cameras.
Rather than deepen our revulsion against what the Nazis did to the Jews, the project will undermine the struggle to understand the Holocaust and to find ways to make sure such catastrophes never happen again.
Abusive treatment of animals should be opposed, but cannot and must not be compared to the Holocaust.