PETA Finds Some Religious Partners and Foes

January 29, 2005

Source: The Ledger

On January 29, 2005 The Ledger reported, "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has launched an advertising campaign with a bite -- one that suggests good Christians steer clear of flesh consumption, and that Jesus would have agreed with such advice. Spearheaded by Bruce Friedrich, PETA's director of vegan campaigns, the movement pushes a hard-to-swallow message. A billboard depicts a piglet beside the sentence, 'He died for your sins,' and a photograph of chickens carries the caption 'Holocaust on your plate.' Bloody bobble heads of Kentucky Fried Chicken's iconic Colonel Sanders have been sent to the media. McDonald's said recently it would consider different methods of slaughtering chickens... David Martosko, director of research for the Center for Consumer Freedom, based in Washington, D.C., would like to make one. CCF's mission is to protect consumers by informing them about groups infringing upon their food and beverage choices. PETA, in Martosko's estimation, is one of the most notorious infringers."

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