When I first saw this story, I had my doubts. I still do, but this is what the AP is running:
An international animal rights group called on Sri Lanka's separatist Tamil Tigers to "leave animals out" of the armed conflict, two weeks after a grenade attack blamed on rebels at the island's main zoo.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, said in a letter dated Feb. 15 to Velupillai Prabhakaran, the reclusive rebel leader, that "the explosive device that was set off near the zoo's bird enclosures terrified many animals at the zoo."
PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk pleaded with the rebel leader "to leave animals out of this conflict," the letter said.
That's right. Next time you toss a few grenades in a public place, how about a pre-school instead? But watch out for Nibbles the hamster in the back of the classroom. He gets very jumpy when grenades go off near his cage. Or maybe they can use these?
Real smart way to publicize the cause of humane animal treatment there Ingrid.
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