When the animal-rights group PETA released grisly undercover footage shot in 2004 at the Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, it began four-year cycle of bad press and misfortune for the company that is only now coming to a close. We couldnâ€™t help but think of the meat plantâ€”and feel a little pang of sympathy for itâ€”when we heard of PETAâ€™s latest attention-getting stunt. In observance of National Veggie Dog Day, the group yesterday sent two scantily-clad Playboy playmates to Capitol Hill to hand out free not-dogs and sing the praises of a meat-free life.
One is tempted to wonder how differently things might have turned out if instead of a camera-hiding sleuth, PETA had sent these two beauties to Iowa. But, then, maybe Capitol Hill and Postville arenâ€™t all that far from each other. In the old joke, arenâ€™t the two things youâ€™re never supposed to see produced sausages and laws? And thereâ€™s another commonality between Congress and a kosher slaughterhouse: a professed aversion to pork.
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