Human Exceptionalism

PETA Alpha Wolf Unrepentant at Offending African-Americans

I wrote recently about the offensive PETA Animal Liberation Project, which compares lynched blacks with slaughtered cattle and makes other similar implied minorities-are-no-better-than-animals photographic juxtapositions. Civil rights groups are rightly expressing outrage. While an organization spokesperson appeared to be backtracking by claiming the group was reevaluating its advocacy campaign, Ingrid Newkirk, the fanatical head of PETA, remains rigidly unrepentent. She writes in her blog that “we are all animals, so get over it,” and derides those who find it a great wrong to lynch blacks but not see an equal injustice in killing animals for food, “selfish little supremacists.”

Keep it up, Ingrid. Such displays are finally penetrating beneath the veneer of PETA as a wacky, but well intentioned animal welfare outfit, and exposing the raw anti-human ideology that lurks beneath. PETA’s leaders really believe there is no moral distinction to be made between human beings and animals. That is misanthropy, pure and simple.

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