"The comparisons prompted an angry statement from Abraham Foxman, Anti-Defamation League national director and a Holocaust survivor."
"The effort by PETA to compare the deliberate, systematic murder of millions of Jews to the issue of animal rights is abhorrent," the statement said. "PETA's effort to seek approval for their 'Holocaust on Your Plate' campaign is outrageous, offensive and takes chutzpah to new heights."
"Lisa Lange, PETA's vice president of communications, told CNN's "American Morning With Paula Zahn" on Friday that the idea for the public relations effort came from the late Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer, who, she said, wrote: "In relation to them [animals], all people are Nazis; for them it is an eternal Treblinka" -- a death camp in Poland."
See why we (normal people) don't like the comparison? And yes there are normal vegans who wouldn't make the comparison so I'm including anyone who isn't as radical as most on here. So I guess that the "few" people that find it offensive are just misunderstanding what PeTA is trying to say.
'The Anti-Defamation League statement, however, counters that "abusive treatment of animals should be opposed, but cannot and must not be compared to the Holocaust."'
You feel like you are bringing animals UP by this comparison and as you can see by numerous articles, you are bringing humans down. You know who supported this...on the first two pages of yahoo searches the ONLY thing about them liking this tactic was from goveg.com and peta.org...funny why that is.
"Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and world-renowned author wrote a book called “Night” about his experience. In the beginning of the book he writes about his first night in the concentration camps: "Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never."
I only have to say one thing to PETA and its supporters. If you internalize the profound thoughts and emotions that Elie Wiesel, and many other Holocaust survivors, have communicated and you truly believe that an animal can feel the same pain, then the issue is no longer about your insensitivity and ignorance; it becomes about your values as human beings."