The bottom-feeders at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have come up with a new way to turn children against their parents: a gruesome comic entitled “Your Daddy Kills Animals,” telling kids that fathers who fish are murderers. PETA operatives began handing out the graphic flyers to children on September 24, “Fish Amnesty Day” (apparently for the liberation of all those piscine political prisoners). This comes nearly two years after PETA activists, clad in animal suits, began forcing the similarly inspired “Your Mommy Kills Animals” comic into young children’s hands.

The anti-fishing pamphlet is just one more part of PETA’s ongoing campaign to indoctrinate kids with sickening propaganda. One PETA campaign coordinator told the Associated Press: “We would never use shock tactics with children; it wouldn’t be right.” PETA is certainly correct when it says targeting kids is beyond the pale. Read more about their deplorable behavior in our report, “Your Kids, PETA’s Pawns: How the Animal ‘Rights’ Movement Hurts Children.

Equally disgusted, Hook, Line & Sinker editor Karen Wall guts this most recent PETA initiative with a few choice observations, saving her best barbs for anti-fishing coordinator Karin Robertson, a woman who once changed her name to “GoVeg.com” — at least for as long as it took major news outlets to notice:

Though Robertson said the group would never try to give the flyers to any child younger than 13 — “We would hand it to the parent instead,” she said — the flyer is clearly geared toward elementary school children through the language it uses, making references to “doggies and kitties” and referring to fathers as “Daddy.”

The most troubling passage reads, “Until your daddy learns that it’s not ‘fun’ to kill, keep your doggies and kitties away from him. He’s so hooked on killing defenseless animals that they could be next!”

That’s an outrageous assertion. Just because I fish doesn’t mean I’m going to go home and gut my dog with a fillet knife.

Leaving aside the fact that PETA doesn’t want kids to have any “doggies” or “kitties” — President Ingrid Newkirk says that PETA stands for “total animal liberation,” including the liberation of pets — it’s important to remember that it’s not fishermen who are killing dogs and cats. It’s PETA employees.