October 02, 2003

Quickly Found PETA Post

So, I hit the Center for Consumer Freedom, as I often do, and, there it was, gleaming, screaming, teeming with shouts for my attention:

PETA's Latest Excuse For Funding Terrorists

Ooh, promising.

    In 2002 the Center for Consumer Freedom first revealed that PETA had donated $1,500 of tax-exempt funds to the FBI-labeled terrorist Earth Liberation Front (ELF). Now, in a story about recent ELF arsons, the Associated Press has published the eighth in a series of different explanations PETA has offered for this misguided (and possibly illegal) cash grant.

    Yesterday's AP story notes: "PETA said the money was used to send two people to Washington to testify at a congressional hearing on behalf of an ELF spokesman." Funny -- PETA officials never mentioned this in 2002, when they offered the following explanations:
The post goes on to list prior excuses.

For some reason, I'm thinking of Masterpiece Theatre, complete with Pachelbel's Canon - too slowly done to promote some director's idea of dramatic emphasis. "And tonight, on PETA Theatre, we present the EIGHTH and final excuse..." You can hear it, can't you?

Oh, the drama. Tune in next week for the encore, where we hear our beloved Bruce Friedrich crying amidst young chickens slated for YOUR dinner plates. "Oh, chickens, whatever will we do? Our non-profit status is sure to vanish!"

Cut, and that's a wrap.

Chicken. No mayo.


Posted by hln at October 2, 2003 07:25 PM | PETA! | TrackBack

I picked up on this story from the San Francisco Chronicle and mentioned it. I linked to your post and when Blogger fixes my archives, I'll track back to your entry. BTW, it appears we're allied in our viewpoints regarding PETA.

Posted by: Interested-Participant at October 3, 2003 05:38 PM

Oh, definitely. Who's not with me against PETA. Do a search on PETA on this blog, I-P, and you'll find I've only ever said ONE kind thing about it, and, well, that was the post you saw, I believe. :)


Posted by: hln at October 3, 2003 07:38 PM