Earlier today, the Vodkapundit displayed the text of a letter to Yasser Arafat from Ingrid Newkirk. I thought it was a joke. Sully points out the actual link on the PETA website. Why did I think it was a joke? Here is the text:
I am writing from an organization dedicated to fighting animal abuse around the world. We have received many calls and letters from people shocked at the bombing in Jerusalem on January 26 in which a donkey, laden with explosives, was intentionally blown up.
All nations behave abominably in many ways when they are fighting their enemies, and animals are always caught in the crossfire. The U.S. Army abandoned thousands of loyal service dogs in Vietnam. Al-Qaeda and the British government have both used animals in hideously cruel biological weaponry tests. We watched on television as stray cats in your own compound fled as best they could from the Israeli bulldozers.
Animals claim no nation. They are in perpetual involuntary servitude to all humankind, and although they pose no threat and own no weapons, human beings always win in the undeclared war against them. For animals, there is no Geneva Convention and no peace treaty
I dream of a day when donkeys will be able to talk and tell us that they, too, wish to blow themselves up for a cause.
Maybe ALF (Animal Liberation Front) will get mad at Arafat and go over there and bomb him.
One can always hope, anyway…