Flickr photo by jurvetsonPETA isn't exactly known for its sensitivity -- to humans, anyway. Just the other day in fact, Ingrid Newkirk, the president of the animal rights group, sent a letter to Al Gore on the heels of his divorce announcement.
According to a press release from PETA, the letter was written to tell Gore he's fat help Gore do better on the dating scene and to get him to help the environment (which is already a pet project of the former Vice President's).
Here's an excerpt from the letter:
"Dear Mr. Gore,
You are already aware of the environmental damage caused by animal agriculture, and you recently stated that you are reducing your meat consumption. This is a small but important step. Now that you're single again and presumably considering dating, you may also be looking for a way to slim down. May we recommend kicking the meat and milk habit entirely and going vegan, which is not only one of the best ways to fight climate change but is also one of the best ways to shed unwanted pounds?"
The letter goes on to talk about the health benefits of going vegan and pointing out the environmental damage of animal agriculture.
And then, as if calling him fat weren't bad enough, Newkirk writes:
"Of course, this is not news to you. Live Earth, the terrific organization that you cofounded, has stated in its handbook that 'refusing meat' is the 'single most effective thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.'"
Nice way to kick a guy when he's down, Ingrid. Not that he'll ever read the thing. But still.
Do you think it was considerate of PETA to write this letter right after Al Gore's divorce plans were made public?