Skip to comments.PETA founder thrills animal lovers
Posted on 08/11/2003 2:59:49 PM PDT by buzzyboop
When Cayce Mell was a child she came home one day to find her mother in tears looking through photographs of Korean dog markets, the places where dogs are slaughtered, hung in trees and sold for food. The photos horrified Mell so much that she set out with the pictures in hand and canvassed the neighborhood for donations to stop the practice. She collected 78 cents and immediately sent it off with a note to a then fledging organization.
A couple weeks later, Mell received a return note thanking her for her donation, saying it would be put to good use in the organization's treasury.
The thank you note came from a little known English woman who was working out of her home in suburban Maryland to form a group with the purpose of championing animal rights. That organization later became known around the world as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and the woman who wrote Mell was PETA founder and president, Ingrid Newkirk.
Sunday, more than 20 years after that first correspondence, Newkirk and Mell got together again. This time Newkirk was in western Pennsylvania to visit OohMahNee Farm, the farm animal sanctuary that Mell co-founded near Armbrust in Mt. Pleasant Township. OohMahNee, which is now a nonprofit organization, had its annual open house yesterday, and Newkirk was the featured speaker.
Many of the more than 500 people who attended yesterday's event, if they never met Newkirk or listened to her speak before, were surprised at what they saw and heard. Instead of the activist who is abhorred by livestock and farming groups around the United States, they saw a slim, blond, casually dressed, middle-aged woman who looked like she could be your neighbor helping car-pool the children to school.
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Later in the story: Newkirk, who spoke for about 25 minutes, referred several times to the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you... That important rule of life is suspended in our relationship with other animals. Slaughtering and stealing is just plain wrong."
If this witch dares refer to biblical verse, let's remind her of that from Genesis where man was created to have dominion over all other animals, that God intended man to use animals for food.
Cayce, doing her imitation of an afghan.
Mell needs a taste of her own medicine. Obviously the human elite are in charge in this feudalistic OhhMahNee place, virtually a hereditary aristocracy morally equivalent to the Romanov dynasty. It is certain that the resident animals are not even aware of their own oppression and second-class status. Hmmmm... I wonder if the local intelligentsia, the pigs that is, have read Orwell's Animal Farm? Perhaps we could recruit an experienced porcine agitator and ship it there in a sealed train.
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