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February 13, 2005

Bomb a Bank for Bambi

Posted by Dave Blount at February 13, 2005 12:48 PM

On the outside, many on the Left seem to be lovable fools. You almost can't fault them for their silly opinions; they're just following their hearts. Maybe they'll grow up one day. In the meantime, at least they mean well.

Scratch the surface and you often find something less innocuous. Take PETA for example. Who can blame people for loving animals?

I can — when they express it by supporting terrorism.

The Donegal Express has posted an interesting letter on this topic. Some excerpts:

In 2001, according to publicly-available tax records, PETA contributed at least $1,500 to the North American Earth Liberation Front (ELF), a group of arsonists who engage in absolutely no lawful activities. ... In 1995 PETA gave over $70,000 to Rodney Coronado, a convicted arsonist who firebombed a Michigan State University research laboratory on behalf of the terrorist Animal Liberation Front (ALF). ... In 2003, six months after his parole expired, he was filmed in a Washington, DC college classroom showing dozens of young animal-rights activists how to build "crude incendiary devices." ... In the 1980s, PETA was a "spokesgroup" for the terrorist ALF, holding press conferences to gleefully announce arsons, burglaries, and thefts — all perpetrated "for the animals." PETA once had a "fact sheet" calling the ALF "an army of the kind." And PETA’s leaders have openly advocated arson and other violence.

This link lets you listen to PETA campaign director Bruce Friedrich explicitly advocating violence for the sake of the animals. Here's a taste of it:

I think it would be a great thing if you know all of these fast food outlets and these uh these slaughterhouses and these laboratories and the banks that fund them uh exploded tomorrow and uh I think it's perfectly appropriate...

Here he's interrupted by clapping moonbats. After they've calmed down he continues:

...and I think it's perfectly appropriate for people to take bricks and toss them through the windows and uh you know, everything else along the line. Alleluia to the people who are willing to do it.

Like many left-wing activists, his shrill nancy boy accent makes him difficult to take seriously, but the phrase "everything else along the line" is actually quite ominous, being an open-ended invitation to terrorism that at least one enlightened academic thinks should extend to killing people.

If we are at war with terrorism, then we are at war with ELF and ALF, and by extension PETA. Yet PETA has tax exempt status, like a church! Here's a petition that attempts to at least have this status revoked.


PETA's Bruce Friedrich