Jim Webb has been getting a lot of mileage out of a Father’s Day fishing trip he took over the weekend with his son Jimmy—who’s on leave following a tour of duty in Iraq—but it really does seem a bit odd to celebrate someone’s return from a war zone by taking them out to do some killing. As PETA President Ingrid Newkirk points out,
“There’s nothing ‘peaceful’ or ‘relaxing’ about torturing sensitive, intelligent beings. There are plenty of opportunities for fathers and sons to bond that don’t involve killing animals.”
You can read the letter that Ingrid wrote to Senator Webb this morning here. I’ll let you know if we get a response.