Christine Rousselle

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is no stranger to controversy. Past tactics by the group include nearly nude billboards to protest fur, campaigns comparing farming practices to the Holocaust, and demanding that fish be referred to as "sea kittens."

Now, PETA has once again stirred the pot, tweeting today about honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and "the plight of animals who are tortured, abused & neglected."

PETA also released a webpage superimposing King's quotes over pictures of animals.

This is basically par for the course for an organization that euthanizes nearly 90 percent of animals in its care while simultaneously purporting to care for their welfare. This is trivializing his record. King had much larger problems to deal with than sad chickens and elephants in the circus—he was fighting for basic human rights for all.

For what it's worth, here's a picture of King eating some sort of meat dish with his family after learning he won the Nobel Peace Prize. I'm guessing PETA wouldn't be too thrilled with this.


Christine Rousselle

Christine Rousselle is a web editor with Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter at @crousselle.

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