New PETA Hire Notorious for Promoting Violence- (06/10) The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) added to its payroll an activist who has advocated arson and violence in the name of animal rights. Recently, PETA hired Gary Yourofsky to become the organizationâ€™s National Lecturer. According to an open letter from Yourofsky, PETA plans to have him tour the nation to lecture to educators and students. Yourofsky has told animal rights supporters, "Do not be afraid to condone arsons at places of animal torture." PETA intends to record one of his lectures and make it available for activists and educators. As founder of Animals Deserve Adequate Protection Today and Tomorrow (ADAPTT), Yourofsky picketed businesses, chained his neck to the axle of his car, was arrested at least 10 times and spent 77 days in a maximum security detention center - all in the name of animal rights. The Toledo Blade reported that the activist supports a large tattoo of himself wearing a hood and "displaying the symbols of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF)" â€“ an organization known by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as one of the most active domestic terrorist organizations - on one of his arms. Yourofsky also noted that if an "animal abuser" were killed in the process of burning down a research lab, "I would unequivocally support that, too." PETAâ€™s hiring of Yourofsky does not surprise the U.S. Sportsmenâ€™s Alliance. He will be in the company of like-minded individuals including President Ingrid Newkirk and Vegan Campaign Coordinator Bruce Friedrich. Newkirk wishes "we all would get up and go into the labs and take the animals out or burn them down," and Friedrich thinks "itâ€™s perfectly appropriate for people to take bricks and toss them through the windows, andâ€¦everything else along that line."