CONTROVERSIAL PETA CAMPAIGN RESUMES
Oh those Negros won’t mind us using lynching examples. “They” are Democrats “they” are on our side.
Exhibit comparing animal cruelty to slavery continues after hiatus.
*People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has resumed its Animal Liberation Project featuring a display of panels juxtaposed with graphic images of slavery and black lynchings after suspending the exhibit for a month following accusations of racism.
The animal rights group came under fire after a man at its Aug. 8 stop in New Haven, Conn began yelling that the exhibit was racist.
One panel, titled "Hanging," shows a white mob surrounding two lynched blacks swinging from a tree. The accompanying picture shows a cow hanging in a slaughterhouse.
PETA rep Dawn Carr said the group decided to resume the controversial exhibit after weeks of reviewing e-mail and conducting an online poll. The tour re-launched last Tuesday in Portland, Ore., and will travel to Seattle and Spokane, Wash.; Boise, Idaho; and Salt Lake City. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk defended the decision to resume.
"I unequivocally apologize for the hurt and upset that this exhibit has caused some of its viewers," Newkirk wrote in a statement last week. "That said, I would fail in my duty if I allowed this exhibit to disappear."
"I'm not surprised," NAACP spokesman John White told AP of the decision to resume the display, declining to elaborate.