As some of you may know, PETA has always had a bit of a problem with the Westminster Dog Show because, uh, I'm not really sure why, in all honesty. Last year their cause was that kennels sometimes kill dogs, while this year, in typical understated brilliance, PETA had two of its supporters dressed up as Ku Klux Klan members outside Madison Square Garden yesterday. Because that will definitely win people over to your cause.
So why's PETA doing this? Neo-Nazi dogs, of course.
Their goal, according to a post on the PETA website, was to draw a parallel between the KKK and the American Kennel Club. "Obviously it's an uncomfortable comparison," PETA spokesman Michael McGraw told the Associated Press.
But the AKC is trying to create a "master race" when it comes to pure-bred dogs, he added. "It's a very apt comparison."
The group passed out brochures implying the Klan and AKC have the goal of "pure bloodlines" in common.Well, there's a few key differences. Like I don't remember the AKC burning crosses on the front lawns of houses that have non pure-bred dogs - or mudering people - but yeah, other than that, they're completely identical.
Naturally, the AKC is firing back to protect its image.
You know what, I think I'll side with Westminster on this one. Meanwhile, maybe PETA should send their KKK-dressed supporters to Harlem to protest dog fighting. I see no way that could end badly.
PETA dresses in KKK garb outside Westminster Dog Show [USA Today]