PETA wants a memorial for cows at old stockyard
Iranian president calls Israel a “stinking corpse,” continues to deny Holocaust
May 12, 2008
Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday called Israel a “stinking corpse,” Agence France-Presse reported. Ahmadinejad continues to deny there was ever a Jewish Holocaust and once again called for Israel’s annihilation. And People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called for a tribute to honor cows killed at South St. Paul, Minnesota stockyards, according to a piece in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The debate over giving human rights to animals and removing them from people rages on.
“Millions of cows were auctioned for slaughter at the stockyards and we must honor these poor contemplative animals who were stricken down in the prime of their lives, by erecting a memorial to their honor; and at the same time, we must take down the silly memorials to the Jewish Holocaust that everyone knows didn’t happen,” said Dumm Bastard, a pro-Iranian pro-PETA activist who values animals over people and wishes that humankind had been wiped out instead of the dinosaurs. “The very idea that we should honor some Jews as though they had rights and at the same time treat cows like animals makes me sick. When Ahmadinejad and PETA president Newkirk get their way, then we’ll set the records straight.”
Not everyone thinks people with a lick of common sense should support Dumm Bastard’s views. “I can’t believe that anyone seriously can say the Jewish Holocaust didn’t happen and that genocide in Israel is okay, it’s beyond me,” said Norm Elguy, a steakhouse owner who values a good New York strip and hates human oppression and radical Muslims. “And as far as creating a memorial to cows goes, heck every McDonald’s and fast food restaurant is a memorial to good cows. I don’t think any animal or human should be abused, but knocking off a cow humanely is fine. It’s not like a cow has consciousness and ‘can think therefore I am’. On the other hand anyone who suggests extermination of a race of people should be slowly tortured to death. I guess in some cases, I am a little flexible on abuse when it comes to idiots like Ahmadinejad and his buddies, who behead innocent folks they disagree with.”
Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that in honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel a “stinking corpse” which is doomed to disappear. He said “Today the reason for the Zionist regime’s existence is questioned, and this regime is on its way to annihilation.” CJP reported that Ahmadinejad arranged a conference in December 2006 in Tehran under the pretext of evaluating the “real dimensions” of the Jewish massacre which was mainly attended by anti-Semitic circles. He has played down the scale of the Holocaust. AFP said Ahmadinejad remarked that Israel “has reached the end like a dead rat after being slapped by the Lebanese” — a reference to the July-August 2006 war between Israel and the Shiite Hezbollah militia. Iran does not recognize the state of Israel, and since becoming president in 2005 Ahmadinejad has repeatedly provoked international outrage by predicting that Israel is doomed to disappear.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that PETA wants a memorial to slaughtered cows erected at the site of South St. Paul’s stockyards. In a letter to Greg Miller, president of the company that is developing 27 acres of land vacated by Central Livestock last month, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urges that he “recognize this site’s historical significance and honor the millions of cows auctioned off for slaughter.” A news release quoting PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk said “Millions of cows were bought and sold at South St. Paul stockyards with no more regard for their feelings than if they were made of tin.” PETA has proposed two designs for the memorial. One design features the silhouette of a cow made up of bolts–which are shot into cows’ heads at slaughterhouses instantly killing them. The other shows the silhouette of a cow’s head against a bloody background. Both designs read, “300 million cows sent to slaughter over the last 122 years … each one an individual.” Some people say that all morality is subjective and that murder and conscious thought are irrelevant.
“Iran and PETA are perfect examples of how relative morals and ethics are, and that ‘truth’ is in the eye of the beholder because there is no god establishing reality,” said Hazy Thinkr, an anti-law activist who believes that chaos is the natural order of things, and that sex between adults and children or cows should be encouraged beginning in grade school. “Nothing should stand in the way of anything. Any country that can annihilate another should be free to do so and any person who can take advantage of animals or people should be able to do that too. Except for me of course. I should be left alone because I’m special. The rest of you are irrelevant. Of course if there really is a God and there is such a thing as God-given morality and natural law, then I guess I’m going to hell.”
In related news, Arms Control Today reported in it’s May 2008 issue that Iran currently has about 3,000 centrifuges installed at the Natanz commercial-scale uranium-enrichment facility, where it plans eventually to install about 54,000 machines. This is in defiance of three UN Security Council sanctions resolutions demanding that it suspend such fuel cycle activities. No word about how the cows feel about it, but Israel seems increasingly uncomfortable.
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