Snapshot: Unpalatable truths

Animal rights charity Peta defied a ban from Glasgow City Council last week by parading its graphic and controversial exhibition 'Holocaust on Your Plate' through the streets. The show draws parallels between animal treatment in factory farms and the Holocaust.

Police looked on as campaigners displayed a scaled-down version of the panels that were recently taken to major cities such as Amsterdam, Warsaw and New York. But the charity was less fortunate last month in Birmingham when police confiscated the panels and arrested one activist. Although Peta claims support from Yiddish writer and Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, the exhibition sparked anger amongst the Jewish community in Scotland.

Andrew Butler, campaign co-ordinator at Peta, said: "Just as the Nazis tried to 'dehumanise' Jews by forcing them to live in filthy conditions, tearing them away from their families and killing them in assembly-line fashion, factory farmers treat animals as nothing more than meat-making machines."

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