If Anna Maria’s Chamber of Commerce knew that PETA admittedly financed violence and terror (“Island’s persona pleases PETA,” Jan. 29 Herald), perhaps it wouldn’t be so overjoyed to welcome them to the island.
Among those to which PETA has doled out money are the Earth Liberation Front (an FBI classified “domestic terrorism threat”) as well as arsonists, vandals and attempted murderers.
PETA president Ingrid Newkirk has even been quoted: “I find it small wonder that the laboratories aren’t all burning to the ground. If I had more guts, I’d light a match.”
Terror in the pursuit of “total animal liberation” is PETA’s game plan. These are not exactly the kind of folks the citizens of Anna Maria should want in their back yard.