Leave it to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to say things that are outrageous and offensive, all because they seem to care about animals more than people. The group that once ran a “Holocaust on your plate” campaign to get you to stop eating animals, has consistently compared animals to black people.
In their latest odd venture, the group has reached out to President Obama, telling him to stop pardoning turkeys and instead treat them the same as black people, gays and other underserved groups.
“You understand so well that African-Americans, women, and members of the LGBT community have been poorly served throughout history, and now I am asking you to consider other living beings who are ridiculed, belittled, and treated as if their sentience, feelings, and very natures count for nothing,” said PETA President, Ingrid Newkirk.
Newkirk says that turkeys are victims of discrimination and should be given equal protection under the law.
“They are not guilty of anything other than being born into a world of prejudice,” said Newkirk.