Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MP calls for investigation of PETA as a terrorist organization

I should say up front that I'm not a big fan of PETA (even though I agree with them on some issues). But this is ridiculous:

A protest pie thrown at the federal fisheries minister should make Ottawa look into whether an animal-rights group should be labelled "terrorist," says an MP from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Gerry Byrne, the Liberal MP for Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte, said the behaviour of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is threatening and intimidating and puts seal hunters at risk.

Byrne was speaking after the group known as PETA claimed responsibility for a pie attack Monday against Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea in Burlington, Ont.

"There has to be a review whether or not PETA has crossed the line now by attacking a federal minister of the Crown for the purpose of public intimidation of an office-holder," Byrne told CBC News on Tuesday.

Source. Maybe Mr. Byrne needs to see what real terrorism looks like before he goes spouting off with such nonsense.

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