A recent article hammering PETA, which was posted by Reynold N. Mason, really struck a nerve.
Mason, an Atlanta-based lawyer who teaches law at Zenover Educational Institute and previously served as an adjunct professor of law at Medgar Evers College, a judge on the New York City Civil Court and a justice on the New York state Supreme Court (which is that state’s lower court, I should note) penned a piece last week titled, “WSPA feeds animals while children starve in Kenya.”
If that doesn’t grab your attention, I’m not sure what would.
Mason began by noting that PETA filed a lawsuit last month on behalf of whales at Sea World. “Some, I am sure, found the idea that animals are entitled to the same constitutional rights as the rest of us to be preposterous. I was unable to get my mind around the idea that the 14th Amendment, the same one that put an end to slavery, was intended to forbid our using animals for food or even entertainment.”