Lots of people have ideas about amendments that ought to be added to the U.S. Constitution.  But leave it to PETA to propose one that would define all mammals, birds and fish as “persons” in the eyes of the law.  This according to the Center for Consumer Freedom, which wonders why PETA would want to degrade animals by bringing them down to our status, since PETA president Ingrid Newkirk has called human beings “the biggest blight on the face of the earth.”  But the group, which spends only one percent of its 24 million dollar budget actually helping animals, surely knows how to generate a good PR story, and the only real question is why crustaceans and reptiles weren’t included in PETA’s Constitutional  list. 

 

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