MP Suggests Terrorist Label for PETA?


It seems Newfoundland and Labrador MP Gerry Byrne thinks that the pie PETA-activist Emily McCoy threw in the face of Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea on Monday, is reason to consider giving the animal-rights group a terrorist label.

“There has to be a review whether or not PETA has crossed the line now by attacking a federal minister of the Crown for the purpose of public intimidation of an office-holder,” Byrne told CBC News.

According to CBC News, PETA president, Ingrid Newkirk, has responded, by calling Byrne’s reaction “a silly, chest-beating exercise that is unlikely to impress anyone who has a heart for animals or who is bright enough to spot the difference between a bomb and a tofu cream pie.”

At the time of the tofu pie throwing incident, Shea cleaned off her face and continued her speech at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington, Ont. In fact, it strengthened her resolve. “If this is what it takes to defend the Canadian seal hunt, then I’m very proud to do it,” she told P.E.I.’s Guardian newspaper.

For more on Byrne’s reaction, as reported by CBC News, click here.


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