According to New York Post columnist Ken Moran, the March 26 issue of Newsweek included a free display advertisement for the radical animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). This despite the fact that PETA has become quite the cash cow (no pun intended). In 1999, this activist group had an income of over $17 million.
The one-third-page ad featured a photo of late-night TV celebrity Bill Maher, host of Politically Incorrect. Maher is a long-time spokesman for PETA, and once told his TV audience: “To those people who say, ‘My father is alive because of animal experimentation,’ I say ‘Yeah, well, good for you. This dog died so your father could live.’ Sorry, but I am just not behind that kind of trade off.”