An animal rights group named East London Chicken Save is conducting harassment campaigns at slaughterhouses around the city as part of a country-wide protest effort. Recently the UK Jewish Chronicle states ELCS activists conducted activist actions at a Jewish Kosher abattoir on November 8th only to have anti-Semitic graffiti painted on the slaughterhouse’s walls.
It is unclear, however, if the graffiti is the handiwork of activists with East London Chicken Save since it was discovered after a separate demonstration. The graffiti included a Star of David, references to Hitler and a Kosher Holocaust. According to a statement on their webpage, the protest group states they reject any form of violence, intimidation and racism, including antisemitism.
During April of last year, one animal rights action that took place was to equate the slaughter of animals for food as tantamount to being no different than the Jewish Holocaust. To equate the deaths of animals with dead Jews is not only morally repugnant, when taking into account the moral relativism those on the Left subscribe to crossing the illogical line into anti-Semitism is not far behind.
While there is a risk of giving such an event publicity for writing about it, occurrences like the graffiti or even harassment and violence conducted against any ethnic group (in this case Jews) deserves to be condemned. By equating animal meat consumption with the Jewish Holocaust or any event that involved mass murder or a pre-planned genocude is not only tasteless and wrong but evil outright since it diminishes the impact of such terrible events.