PETA and the POTUS Want People to Give ‘Peas’ a Chance

Published by Michelle Reynolds.
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In response to President Barack Obama’s first presidential visit to a U.S. mosque yesterday, PETA sent the Islamic Society of Baltimore a banner that echoes the president’s call for empathy and compassion:

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As the POTUS made clear, lack of empathy for those we perceive to be different fosters prejudice, marginalization, and often violence. PETA hopes to remind people that we are all individuals capable of feeling hope, joy, fear, pain, and love—even the individuals who are on our plates.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind

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