With its jihad against KFC bombing in the court of public opinion, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is taking its animal-rights mission to a real court. Rehashing the tactics it used against Wendy’s in 2001, PETA’s gang of lunatics filed an injunction with the California Superior Court today to prevent the popular chicken restaurant chain from defending itself against PETA’s attacks. Without a hint of irony or self-reflection, the group that covertly supports arsonists claims that KFC is making “deceptive statements” regarding their treatment of future three-piece dinners.
In May, PETA threatened to protest at the home of KFC’s president. In June, its activists threw fake blood and chicken feathers on the CEO of KFC’s parent company as he opened a restaurant. And now PETA wants to prevent KFC from communicating with the public about its animal welfare record. We expected no less from a group whose president suggested (literally) dancing on Colonel Sanders’s grave.
Bruce Friedrich, the man in charge of PETA’s KFC campaign, was quoted in yesterday’s Washington Post saying: “We’ll be taking all available options to stop them from deceiving people.” Here Friedrich may be talking about legal options, but when he thinks the cameras are off, he’s happy to promote highly illegal tactics. “It would be great,” Friedrich told a crowd of animal rights activists in 2001, “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.”
Not content with just a single absurd lawsuit, PETA is also suing a NY prison on behalf of three inmates who aren’t being served vegan meals. They claim they can’t eat meat because it is forbidden by their Jewish faith, even though the prison already offers kosher meals. And who are these Jewish martyrs? It turns out that they practice their criminal craft on behalf of SHAC, a violent protest group with close ties to PETA.