Brooklyn Dem rubs shoulders with "humane" org that killed 97% of the pets in its care in 2009
Politics makes strange bedfellows ?
Maybe. But its no excuse for the series of grave miscalculations made by NYS Senator Eric Adams . Adams invited PeTA to participate in a "Humane Care of Animals" roundtable discussion to be held at public expense on April 16, 2010.
What would PeTA, the radical animal rights group infamous for killing healthy pets in vans and tossing the bodies into grocery store dumpsters, have to say about "humane care?" Or any kind of care, for that matter? The only kind of "care" PeTA provides to animals is an early death.
Senator Adams' Brooklyn constituents: down with the KKK?
Last year shocked onlookers at Madison Square Garden found PeTA's use of Ku Klux Klan robes and hats inappropriate and inconsiderate.
But PeTA is an equal opportunity offender.
PeTA's Holocaust on Your Plate Campaign
In 2003 PeTA kicked off a publicity stunt that equated slaughtering animals for food with the murder of 6 million Jews in World War II.
The comparison quickly drew fire from Abraham Foxman, Anti-Defamation League national director and a Holocaust survivor:
"The effort by PETA to compare the deliberate, systematic murder of millions of Jews to the issue of animal rights is abhorrent," the statement said. "PETA's effort to seek approval for their 'Holocaust on Your Plate' campaign is outrageous, offensive and takes chutzpah to new heights."
In 2005 the Jewish community finally obtained an apology and PeTA dropped the campaign.
PeTA President Ingrid Newkirk wrote that "it was never [PeTA's] goal to humiliate the victims" of the Shoah. "We know that we have caused pain. . ."
Run away, Senator Adams. Far away.
This is the kind of affiliation no elected representative needs. Particularly a New York State Senator from Brooklyn who faces re-election in November.
The list of other radical animal rights organizations the Senator invited to his "roundtable" is hair-raising. Adams also included . . .
- Farm Sanctuary, which champions a federal proposal to incentivize and promote vegan food in public schools. . .
- the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a San Francisco-based organization campaigning for legal rights for animals. . .
- the ASPCA, which is named as one of the defendants in a federal lawsuit brought by Feld Entertainment and Ringling Brothers Circus alleging RICO crimes on the part of the ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States and its attorneys and several other radical animal rights groups. ASPCA is also desperately trying to defend itself from relentless accusations of failing to protect the animals it "saved" while squandering $127 million in donations it received in a single year. . .
- Win Animal Rights, which in turn links to domestic terrorists like the Animal Liberation Front and SHAC. . .
- other extreme animal rights groups and several private animal rescues and shelters. . .
. . .but no farmers, no trainers, no breeders, no veterinarians, no professors or researchers. No one representing responsible and caring animal owners of any sort.
Write Senator Adams a letter
The sooner, the better. He doesn't understand who he invited to his party.
Senator Adams could use the assistance of the millions of New York voters who own and love animals to get him back on track. He clearly has lost his way.