Eric Flack produced an interesting report on People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for WAVE3 TV in Louisville, Kentucky. What was most interesting about the report was that for once PETA did not want to talk to the media about their organization. Why? Because Flack had also talked to the Center for Consumer Freedom’s David Martosko.
The CCF has done an excellent job of chronicling PETA’s support and endorsement of animal rights violence, such as Bruce Friedrich’s statement at Animal Rights 2001 that,
I think it would be a great thing if, you know, all of these fast-food outlets and these slaughterhouses and these laboratories and the banks that fund them exploded tomorrow. I think it’s perfectly appropriate for people to take bricks and toss them through the windows, and you know everything else along the line. Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it.
PETA’s apparently tired of answering question about such support for violence. According to Flack,
PETA, which runs to the media every time it has shocking video, ran from this story, refusing to be interviewed because it included criticism from the Center from Consumer Freedom. In an email, a spokeswoman writes: “CCF has an agenda we aren’t interested in helping them publicize.”
Yeah that CCF certainly has an agenda — imagine a group running around providing the press with quotes from PETA members. Could anything be more insidious?
PETA’s Ethics, Tactics Questionable. Eric Flack, WAVE 3 TV, August 5, 2004.