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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
501 Front Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone 757-622-7382 | Fax 757-622-0457 | Email

“If we really believe that animals have the same right to be free from pain and suffering at our hands, then, of course we’re going to be, as a movement, blowing things up and smashing windows … I think it’s a great way to bring about animal liberation … I think it would be great if all of the fast-food outlets, slaughterhouses, these laboratories, and the banks that fund them exploded tomorrow. I think it's perfectly appropriate for people to take bricks and toss them through the windows ... Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it. [click here to listen]” — Bruce Friedrich, PETA’s vegan campaign coordinator, at the “Animal Rights 2001” conference

“Serving a burger to your family today, knowing what we know, constitutes child abuse. You might as well give them weed killer. ” — Toni Vernelli, then-coordinator of PETA’s European operations

“Even if animal tests produced a cure for AIDS, we’d be against it.” — PETA president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk, in the September 1989 issue of Vogue

“… the Shining Path of activist groups.” — CNN "Crossfire" host Tucker Carlson

“Our nonviolent tactics are not as effective. We ask nicely for years and get nothing. Someone makes a threat, and it works.” — Ingrid Newkirk, in the April 8, 2002 issue of US News & World Report

“It may have been ELF, but then, I sometimes get them confused with ALF, the Animal Liberation Front. And then there's Earth First! and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). There's a lot of cross-pollination between them, and some people here are probably members of two of those groups, or more.” — Santa Cruz Police Lt. Joe Haebe, speculating about those responsible for a crime spree, in the San Francisco Chronicle, April 11, 2003

“We are complete press sluts.” — Ingrid Newkirk, in The New Yorker, April 14, 2003

“I will be the last person to condemn ALF [the Animal Liberation Front].” — Ingrid Newkirk, in the New York Daily News, December 7, 1997

“Our campaigns are always geared towards children and they always will be” — PETA vice president Dan Matthews, on the Fox News Network (December 19, 2003)

“McVeigh's decision to go vegetarian groups him with some of the world's greatest visionaries.” — Bruce Friedrich praising Oklahoma City bomber and mass-murderer Timothy McVeigh, for choosing a vegetarian last meal

“[I]t’s like letting the World Bank or the Ku Klux Klan open up a booth here.” — Bruce Friedrich complaining about meat being served at the 2004 World Social Forum