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Another day, another chance for members of PETA to try pushing their ridiculous agenda only to have it blow up in their faces.
In this case, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) was trying to petition the state of Oklahoma to install lists of their so-called “Ten Vegan Commandments” in public school classrooms across the state.
The “Ten Vegan Commandments?” you might ask. How could you possibly come up with ten different ways of demanding people don’t eat meat or animal products?
If you’re PETA, you probably could come up with at least 20 more, but the point was not the content of the “vegan commandments,” but the format.
Let’s back up a bit: Oklahoma Rep. Jim Olsen has proposed a bill in the Oklahoma House of Representatives that would require classrooms across the state to display the Ten Commandments.
PETA, apparently, saw that as both a personal affront and an opportunity.
In an open letter to Olsen, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk asks Olsen to consider PETA’s proposal, describing these “vegan commandments,” which include injunctions such as “Thou shalt not use animals for entertainment nor conveyance” and “Thou shalt regard all animals as individuals who deserve respect and compassion and aren’t here for humans to exploit,” as “an ethical set of principles designed to encourage individuals from all backgrounds to practice nonviolence and lead moral, principled lives.”
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