People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is raising eyebrows this morning without anyone even getting naked. The radical animal rights group is actively promoting a new film that glorifies the domestic-terrorist Animal Liberation Front (ALF). Along with several leaders of the violent animal rights fringe — including ALF arsonist Rodney Coronado, maritime saboteur Paul Watson, and the murder-endorsing Jerry Vlasak — the movie includes an interview with PETA president Ingrid Newkirk. In her close-up moment, Newkirk praises masked criminals for being “smart enough to know that they need to fight another day. They don’t want to be recognized by law enforcement.” Newkirk will personally introduce the film later this month at its New York City premiere, at which we would imagine a good number of the aforementioned law enforcers will also be in attendance.
Two separate announcements from PETA this week have promoted the upcoming Washington, DC screening of this cinematic terrorism endorsement. One noted gleefully that “for many of us at PETA,” the movie has “caused us to redouble our efforts.” The other promised PETA merchandise “points” to teens who attend and bring their friends.
Activists who attend the PETA-promoted New York and Washington screenings are being asked for a “donation” of five or ten dollars at the door, although no mention is made about just who gets the box-office cash. The movie itself is unrated, but we suggest “T” for terrorist.