Today, the Center for Consumer Freedom jumped to the defense of singer and movie star Beyonce Knowles, the latest celebrity to be attacked by the radical animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), saying: “PETA has some nerve going after Beyonce considering its own disgusting record on animal cruelty.”
Knowles had generously donated a dinner with fans at a posh New York sushi restaurant for a charity auction. Her philanthropy was rewarded with hostility when the auction winners turned out to be two PETA operatives who ambushed Beyonce for using fur in her clothing line. PETA secretly videotaped the exchange and released the tape on the Internet where, thanks to the widely viewed Drudge Report and other websites, the video was seen by millions.
“PETA’s underhanded exploitation of celebrities like Beyonce is deeply hypocritical,” said David Martosko, Director of Research at the Center for Consumer Freedom. “To fight back, Beyonce need only know three words: PETA KILLS ANIMALS.”
Martosko continued, “Two of PETA’s own employees each currently face 22 felony animal-cruelty charges for euthanizing 18 dogs and puppies in a van and throwing their bodies in a dumpster. Beyonce should direct her so-called ‘animal rights’ detractors to PETAKillsAnimals.com.” MORE