Some animal lovers equate animal rights with human rights. But few go as far as PETA Founder Ingrid Newkirk, who in a 1989 issue of Vogue Magazine (search) outlined the group's mission: "There is no rational basis for asserting that a human being has special rights… a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy."

So how does that philosophy play out in real life? You may remember a particularly gruesome story about a German fellow who killed and then ate a computer expert, whom he had first met online.

PETA sent the German cannibal a vegetarian cookbook and a letter to the press, which said in part, "What this man did to a German computer expert is done to other creatures every day."

According to Wesley Smith, writing about PETA in the San Francisco Examiner, "it now appears that…the organization sees little difference between eating a steak and cannibalizing a human being."

And that’s the Asman Observer!


 

David Asman joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 1997 and currently serves as host of "Forbes on FOX," a weekend half-hour program that offers an informative look at the business week (Saturday from 11:00-11:30 AM/ET). Asman is also an anchor on FOX Business Network, where he co-hosts "After the Bell" (4-5 PM/ET) with anchor Melissa Francis.