Monday, March 06, 2006


Yes, it’s almost time for International Eat a Tasty Animal for PETA Day, March 15.

This is the fourth annual IEATAPETA Day, an occasion originally conceived as a protest against PETA’s ridiculous propensity to appropriate major human-on-human evils such as the Holocaust or America’s pre-Civil Rights Movement treatment of African-Americans to further their agenda.

I don’t have a lot of patience for PETA. A friend of mine who is an executive producer at CNN compares them to Sinn Fein: a political wing that is attached to a violent terroristic movement. In the case of Sinn Fein it’s the IRA; in the case of PETA it’s various far-out ecoterrorist groups. Even putting that aside, I don’t buy their fundamental message: that it’s wrong to exploit animals for food and clothing. We’re not at the top of the food chain for nothing. Cruelty can and should be condemned, but I have no problem with the concept of animals as a source of food and other useful products.

But when PETA compares the slaughter of chickens for human food to Nazi-era atrocities committed against Jews and other humans, they cross the line into Idiot-World.

Read more about IEATAPETA Day at And start planning your Animal Feast. Don’t like meat? Have some eggs. Or cheese. And be sure to wear some leather, even if it’s just your shoes.

Me, I’m thinking Beefsteak.

And as long as we’re using diet to make a political point, check out the Carnival of the Recipes at Ego. The theme of the 81st Carnival is Danish Recipes...never mind that Mr. Smart-Brains here submitted a decidedly non-Danish recipe for Cajun Cholent.

Ya gotta love Danish food. I can do without all the ham, myself, but any country that can come up with stuff like gravlax, smørrebrød, and akvavit is all right in my book. And not only that...they draw some mighty fine cartoons, too!

Akvavit, for those of my Esteemed Readers who do not know it, is a Spirituous Liquor that combines the delicate flavor of caraway with the Spleen-Kick of vodka. Chill it in the freezer and enjoy shots of akvavit neat, accompanied by smoked fish. Or the Yummy Meat-Dish of your choice!

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