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  • James C. Roberts <xeno_tropic@yahoo.com>
    Another example of speciesism. Kosher butchering is some of the cruelest, by the way. James Yahoo! News Sat, Mar 01, 2003 Jewish Groups Decry PETA s
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      Another example of speciesism. Kosher butchering is some of the
      cruelest, by the way.
      James

      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
      Jews.
      "The Holocaust on Your Plate" campaign by People for the Ethical
      Treatment of Animals, debuted this week in California and will make a
      national tour.


      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
      factory farms."


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