“Do not be afraid to condone arsons at places of animal torture.”
“It’s not about loving animals. It’s about fighting injustice. My whole goal is for humans to have as little contact as possible with animals.”
If an “animal abuser” were killed in a research lab firebombing, “I would unequivocally support that, too.”

These are just a few of the outrageous comments spewed over the years by one Gary Yourofsky, formerly president of the animal rights group ADAPTT — and now a national lecturer for PETA.

Saying getting a “request from [PETA’s Ingrid Newkirk] is like getting a call from the Godfather’s Don Corleone,” Yourofsky joined PETA’s ranks last week to spread his violent message. Despite PETA’s insistence that it does not target children, “our goal now is to have DAILY lectures set up in schools across the U.S. when the fall semester begins next September,” he says.

“PETA does not condone or commit violent acts, nor do we threaten anybody with violence,” Newkirk claimed last year. But PETA’s new national lecturer puts the lie to that — as does PETA’s donation of $1,500 to the Earth Liberation Front (ELF). ELF has been called “the largest and most active U.S.-based terrorist group” by the FBI. And ELF and its sister group, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), have earned it. ELF and ALF took credit for 137 “actions” in 2001 alone.

These two groups commit arson, set off time bombs and incendiary devices, destroy research facilities, run online eco-terror “training camps,” and much more. So, far from being something new, violence-booster Yourofsky should fit right in at PETA. PETA’s Bruce Friedrich said last summer: “It would be great if all the fast-food outlets, slaughterhouses, these laboratories and the banks who fund them exploded tomorrow… Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it.”