To the editor:
The front page of the Jan. 11 Journal-World reports that President-elect Obama’s inaugural celebration will allow a group, PETA, to promote its cause by taking advantage of other human beings. The article states, “PETA plans to give away fur coats to the homeless while offering hot soy milk cocoa in cups that read: ‘Thank You for Not Wearing Fur!’ ‘We expect that the only fur on the streets on Jan. 20 will be on homeless people,’ said Bruce Friedrich, PETA vice president. The furs, collected from people who don’t want them anymore, will be marked with black paint before they are given away so that they cannot be sold.”
To plan, allow, or even commit such a demeaning act toward the homeless population is heinously unethical and immoral. How can any fellow human being stand silent and allow PETA to follow through with its well-considered upper management plan and commit this atrocious act against humanity?