"I've noticed that quite a lot of people who are prominent in the animal liberation movement are Jews. Maybe we are simply not prepared to see the powerful hurting the weak." --Peter Singer (Author, Animal Liberation)


Noteworthy Posts From Teruah, The PETA Files, and Failed Messiah

The Jewish music blog Teruah featured a post about Jewish air guitar, which focused on yours truly. Teruah found out about my air guitar career by Googling "Jewish air guitar." "[S]omewhere out there is someone with a passion waiting to be admired," said Teruah.

In January, I mentioned abuses of animals used in experiments at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science. According to The PETA Files, 300 Israeli professors have now "signed a petition calling for greater accountability and transparency for animal experimentation." Click here to read more.

I was credited with the "hat tip" for two recent posts on Failed Messiah. The blog posted BangItOut.com's "Top 10 Slogans for the New and Improved Rubashkin's." Also, a New York Times blog removed a paragraph criticizing AgriProcessors altogether following reader feedback; see Failed Messiah's original post and follow-up post. (I should point out that while I think Failed Messiah does terrific work exposing Rubashkin's/AgriProcessors and on various other important issues, I don't reach the same conclusions about the Times that it does. My frustration was limited to this one specific incident. It is interesting to note that the paper printed a letter from PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk today, which included this paragraph: "Animal suffering and human suffering are undeniably interconnected. In 2004, for example, The New York Times broke the story about a PETA undercover investigation that found routine animal abuse at AgriProcessors kosher slaughterhouse. Since then, the paper has repeatedly reported on the abuse of migrant workers at AgriProcessors. It should come as no surprise that a facility that profits from tormenting and killing animals would also oppress and abuse humans.")


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