Sunday, March 13, 2005


Not A G'Day For PETA Down Under

When it comes to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Warren Truss is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore. Truss, the Australian government's Minister of Agriculture, shares his countrymen's frustration with PETA's latest campaign -- a misguided attack on the Aussie wool industry. In a speech this week at the Victorian Rural Press Club in Melbourne, he warned reporters that PETA "is not an animal welfare group," citing the Center for Consumer Freedom's research about PETA's ties with domestic terrorist organizations. The Minister's office was kind enough to forward us a copy of his speech, a portion of which reads: According to United States-based non profit corporation The Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA's leadership has compared animal farmers to serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer, compared chickens to Holocaust victims, and pronounced a shark attack on a little boy was "revenge" against humans....

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