WHILE PEOPLE for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) whine about CBS’s rejection of its anti-meat TV commercial (“Super Bowl ads nixed,” Jan.17) the bigger story here is that the animal rights group could afford to buy Super Bowl airtime in the first place. Apparently the radical organization had $2 million to spare. No one has asked PETA how many adoptive homes could have been found for stray dogs and cats with all that money — probably because PETA doesn’t run any animal shelters. Instead, the group has spent over $100 million since 1990 on misinformation and scare campaigns designed to terrify North Americans into strict vegetarianism. Any nonprofit group that can spare that much cash for a publicity stunt doesn’t need my money. Or yours.
[Ed: We’ll buy that.]