ADL Slams PETA Ad
- Another example of speciesism. Kosher butchering is some of the
cruelest, by the way.
Yahoo! News Sat, Mar 01, 2003
Jewish Groups Decry PETA's Holocaust Ads
Fri Feb 28, 5:54 PM ET Add U.S. National -
By MICHELLE MORGANTE, Associated Press Writer
SAN DIEGO - An animal-rights campaign comparing the suffering of
livestock to that of Holocaust victims is drawing sharp criticism
from a leading Jewish group for "trivializing" the mass murder of
"The Holocaust on Your Plate" campaign by People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals, debuted this week in California and will make a
The display is a set of eight 6-foot-by-10-foot panels showing
photographs of Holocaust victims emaciated men, crowds of people
being forced onto trains, children behind barbed wire, heaps of human
bodies set next to similar images of cattle, pigs and chickens.
The Anti-Defamation League denounced the project and PETA's appeal
for support from the Jewish community as "outrageous, offensive and
taking chutzpah to new heights."
Abraham H. Foxman, a Holocaust survivor and ADL national director,
said linking the deliberate, systematic murder of millions of Jews to
the issue of animal rights was "abhorrent."
PETA member Matt Prescott, the creator of the campaign, said he is
Jewish and his family lost several members in Nazi concentration
camps. He said the campaign was funded by a Jewish philanthropist who
wishes to remain anonymous.
He said criticism of the project was expected.
"The fact is all animals feel pain, fear and loneliness," he said
Friday. "We're asking people to recognize that what Jews and others
went through in the Holocaust is what animals go through every day in