Via Michelle Malkin:
The New Haven Register reports that a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) display “Are Animals the New Slaves” which was “showing” at the Green in New Haven, CT has caused much consternation.
The display, which is on a national tour, shows large photos of minorities being beaten, lynched or killed alongside photos of animals in “similar” circumstances.
One man demanded that the NAACP get involved immediately. Five minutes later, Scot X. Esdaile, president of the state and Greater New Haven chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, arrived at the scene, surveyed the photos and blasted the organizers.
“Once again, black people are being pimped. You used us. You have used us enough,” Esdaile said. “Take it down immediately.”
“I am a black man! I can’t compare the suffering of these black human beings to the suffering of this cow,” said Michael Perkins, 47, of New Haven. He stood in front of a photo of butchered livestock hung next to the photo of two lynched black men dangling before a white mob.
“You can’t compare me to a freaking cow,” shouted John Darryl Thompson, 46, of New Haven, inches from Carr’s face. “We don’t care about PETA. You are playing a dangerous game.”
Paul Tomaselli, 46, of North Branford took exception to an exhibit that included a photo of a black man being beaten to the ground by a white man with a stick while a white mob gathers.
Next to that photo was one of a man chasing a seal across the snow with a club.
PETA is definitely in the wrong here.