I am listening to the Laura Ingraham radio show and PETA alpha wolf Ingrid Newkirk is the guest. Ingraham asked her if having a leather belt or leather shoes meant that one was engaging in cruelty. Newkirk said, and this is close to a quote, “No! That is not what we claim.” Like heck it isn’t!
Recall the “Holocaust on Your Plate Campaign” that PETA ran for about two years all over the world? Here’s a relevant quote from that advocacy effort:
Like the Jews murdered in concentration camps, animals are terrorized when they are housed in huge filthy warehouses and rounded up for shipment to slaughter. The leather sofa and handbag are the moral equivalent of the lampshades made from the skins of people killed in the death camps
If a couch is akin to the Holocaust, so too are leather belts and shoes.
After PETA received much heat, Newkirk eventually apologized for Holocaust on Your Plate, calling it an “insensitive” comparison, a classic non apology, apology, as I reported here, that also justifed everything the Holocaust on Your Plate Campaign had stated.
Newkirk and PETA’s ability to obfuscate and game play is extraordinary. They are master propagandists, perhaps the best around. The one thing we do know is that Newkirk is not a candid truth teller.