“When the human race confronts its most harrowing experiences, one can reliably count on People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to think of the chickens,” writes Richard Berman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Consumer Freedom, in an op-ed published in this morning’s USA Today.

Berman describes PETA’s “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign, its opposition to the military’s use of animals in the gulf, and its support of the terrorist Animal Liberation Front (ALF) as part of a twisted movement that values animals over people.

Ingrid Newkirk, PETA’s president and co-founder, revealed the true depths of her anti-human sentiment in a recent magazine profile. According to the New Yorker, Newkirk said, “in the most unequivocal terms, that the world would be an infinitely better place without humans in it at all.

We noted last week that Gary Yourofsky, PETA’s self-proclaimed “official orator” and Animal Liberation Front militant, compares himself to Jesus Christ, Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr. Today’s USA Today op-ed derides such comparisons. “King engaged in civil disobedience,” Berman writes. “But he didn’t use fire to make a point. Nor is there anything civil about those who value chickens over the lives of our troops.”