Ed Driscoll

AN ASININE PLEA FROM PETA

PETA is busy writing letters to Yassar Arafat, to stop the killing…of donkeys.

Kerry Doughtery of The Virginian Pilot writes that on January 26, a bomb exploded on the road between Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Gush Etzion:

As terror attacks go, this one was minor. Most of us didn’t hear about it because, with the exception of one bus passenger treated for shock, no one was injured.

Thank God.

Palestinian terrorists delivered the bomb to its destination by donkey. They strapped explosives and a remote device to the animal and detonated the bomb by cell phone as an Israeli bus passed by.

The donkey, of course, was killed.

You know where this is going, don’t you?

That’s right. PETA, the group that never before expressed concern about the carnage in Israel, is suddenly outraged.

All because a donkey died.

Never mind that, according to the Israeli embassy, which keeps track of such grim statistics, 729 Israelis have perished in terrorist attacks since September 2000.

It gets worse from there. Leave it to PETA to address Yassar Arafat as “Your excellency.”

UPDATE: Reader Chuck Simmins emailed to mention that a famous celebrity also has some thoughts on the limits of mule warfare.