Completely misunderstanding the purpose of the Friday Fast, PETA's Vice President for Policy, Bruce Friedrich writes for The Huffing and Puffington Post -Catholic Bishops Should Include Fish in 'Meatless Fridays' .
Learning that Catholic Bishops in the U.K. have reinstated the Friday abstinence of meat, Friedrich sarcastically notes, "They still seem to think that fish are swimming vegetables."
In a piece from June, 2009, cathnews.com mentions that Friedrich is a pro-life Catholic who acknowledged that PETA's membership also includes people who are "pro choice."
OK, so Friedrich isn't one of those Pro Abortion Vegans I wrote about recently, but he seems to be a bit flippant about the subject:
From Lifesitenews -
"What can you do about abortion?" asked Friedrich. "You can tell people not to do it. Some people will listen some people won't. You can go to demonstrations, you can write letters. There are a lot of things that we could do but it's all indirect. Every time you sit down to eat you're paying people to deny God's creatures everything that's natural to them, to slit their throats open while they're still completely conscious."
I think it's admirable that Friedrich opposes the mistreatment of animals headed to our dinner tables. However, his notion that If Slaughterhouses Had Glass Walls We'd All be Vegetarians isn't realistic. I once worked on an egg farm; I've slaughtered chickens and helped my wife's father slaughter a pig. I'm still an omnivore.