Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Catfight brewing between PETA and Hamas?

Finally, the animal lovers of the west, or at least the true believers who belong to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), have become outraged at the barbaric evil being fed to palestinian children by their elders.

What was the tipping point that sufficiently ruffled PETA's feathers to prompt them to send an indignant note to Hamas, over the vile content of the palestinian terrorist organization's television programming for children?

Was it this video, showing 11-year old girls proclaiming their eagerness to blow themselves up, prefering murdering others over "peace and full rights"?

Might it have been this one, showing a music video designed to encourage young palestinian children to learn how to kill?

Sadly, Haaretz reports that PETA's concern is not over palestinian brainwashing children to hate and kill, but over this video's images of cruelty to cats:

Animal rights group slams Hamas TV clip of man abusing cats, lions

International animal rights group PETA on Wednesday condemned a "shocking and sickening" video clip produced by a Hamas-run TV station and posted on the YouTube Web site that showed the abuse of animals. PETA said it would protest to the TV station over the program that showed animals being abused as part of a program aimed at teaching children not to hurt animals. The clip prompted scores of complaints from viewers worldwide.

"It's shocking and sickening," said Martin Mersereau, manager of the domestic animal abuse division of U.S.-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Mersereau said PETA was drafting a letter of protest to the Gaza-based Al-Aqsa television station. ...

An official at the TV station declined immediate comment. ...

It is nothing less than heartbreaking to watch the culture and value system that these palestinian children are exposed to, day after day, their entire lives. What possible excuse could someone who loves children offer, to justify the depths of the evil the palestinians poison their kids with?

With the cross-breeding that occurs within left-leaning groups, with members belonging to several alphabet soup organizations at the same time, I will allow myself a small ray of hope that somewhere within PETA's membership there are honest people with honestly held beliefs of right and wrong, with whom I can share the horror I feel when watching these videos. Such members may begin to honestly question their other beliefs, whether on Israel in particular, or on a comparison between the Middle East and the West in general, and like I did a few years ago, adapt old beliefs to accomodate new revealed facts.

Such members won't agree 100% with everything that I agree with, but we can still come together on the one, shared issue, that cursing children's futures while simultaneously stealing their childhood is pure evil.

1 comment:

truepeers said...

Well said.

But... if PETA were, like other leftist groups, to show sympathy to the Palestinians, I would put aside my support of Israel and my anthropological critiques of those who don't know the basis of the difference between animals and humans (how we treat animals is surely more a moral than an ethical issue, since animals can in no sense share in our ethical compacts or "social contracts"), and I'd say ahhh... here's an honest mistake...