April 16 is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. And what do animal rights activists do? Declare a despicable and inexcusable moral equivalency between animal agriculture and eating meat with the torture and murder of six million Jews, and others, in the Nazi death camps.
Adding salt to the wound of the insult, some animal rightists plan to hold a funeral for cows and pigs. From the Their Turn website:
On Holocaust Remembrance Day (4/16), victims of the animal holocaust will be remembered during a funeral procession in New York City. Among the participants will be a survivor from Hungary who lost her sister and father in Nazi concentration camps and has dedicated her life to fighting atrocities committed against animals.
Holding a funeral for animals on the day that the victims of the Holocaust are commemorated is a slur on the memory of the dead. Equating dead pigs with dead Jews is more than implicitly anti-Semitic.
This isn’t the first such repugnant campaign by animals rights zealots to equate the Holocaust with animal agriculture. Some years ago, the PETA cult traveled the world with its "Holocaust on Your Plate" campaign. When the going got hot, PETA’s alpha wolf Ingrid Newkirk issued a classic non-apology apology, and proved she wasn’t really sorry by promoting an odious book making the same point called Eternal Treblinka.
I have been to Auschwitz. I have walked the awful train terminus in the Birkenau death camp where countless Jews were separated for immediate gassing or slave labor, the very camp depicted in the disgusting image at Their Turn. Any movement that can’t distinguish between the worst evil perpetrated against humanity and animal husbandry has no business preaching morality to anyone.