As if our favorite animal rights group couldn’t get any stranger and sicker, they have really taken things over the top this time. Then again, that is the whole point of the stunts they pull. People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA) has, according to The Huffington Post, released a new costume for Halloween entitled Cecil’s Revenge. The costume is a fundraising item for PETA that depicts a dentist being attacked by a lion.
The group hopes to capitalize on the controversy surrounding the death of Cecil the Lion that took place late last month in Zimbabwe at the hands of Minnesota dentist Walter James Palmer. The costume sells for $139.99 and comes with a bloodied lab jacket with a stuffed lion simulated as jumping on the costume wearer’s back. Customers can also include their own toothbrushes, dental drills or bow and arrow.
As it turns out, The Huffington Post reveals one Southern California company, Costumeish, is selling a costume characterizing Dr. Palmer killing Cecil. PETA claims the costume is being done to poke fun at Dr. Walter James Palmer for his act, but the intent is obviously more sinister. An animal being simulated as killing a human is a clear message by PETA that they would prefer the animal kingdom to kill off humans.
Larger animal populations mean more contacts not only with animals that humans use for food but also increases the likelihood of contact with people. This, in turn, can result in more human deaths. If you think my accusation is outlandish, consider the words of PETA head Ingrid Newkirk who, when asked about mad cow disease, said in 2001:
I openly hope that it comes here. It will bring economic harm only for those who profit from giving people heart attacks and giving animals a concentration camp-like existence. It would be good for animals, good for human health and good for the environment.
Humans have grown like a cancer. We’re the biggest blight on the face of the earth.
Don’t forget that soon after Cecil’s death was announced, PETA issued a death threat against Dr. Palmer stating they wanted him hanged. I too felt remorse for Cecil’s demise but wishing death on the dentist that killed him is inappropriate. He paid money for trackers to take him on a hunt and he trusted their judgement. The trackers were obviously the ones who lured Cecil off private trust land in order to see to it the dentist’s hunt was successful. None the less, PETA’s new fundraising method using a Halloween costume depicting Dr. Palmer being killed by Cecil is not only inappropriate and disgusting but sends an even larger method as to what PETA would like to see happen to human beings.