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A touring photo display sponsored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals argues that treating people like cattle is no worse than treating cattle like cattle. PETA explains that "the display, which consists of eight 60-square-foot panels, each showing photos of factory farm and slaughterhouse scenes side by side with photos from Nazi death camps, graphically depicts the point made by Yiddish writer and Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, who wrote, 'In relation to [animals], all people are Nazis.' "

Singer is not around to endorse the display, but PETA does have other Jews on board. According to the Associated Press, "PETA member Matt Prescott, the creator of the campaign, said he is Jewish and his family lost several members in Nazi concentration camps. He said the campaign was funded by a Jewish philanthropist who wishes to remain anonymous."

Some Jews are less supportive. The Anti-Defamation League, for instance, called the show "outrageous, offensive," and "abhorrent." Well, you know how touchy they are.

[Thanks to Joshua David.]