In a new video for PETA, animal rights activist and actress Natalie Portman compares consuming meat and animal cruelty to the inhumane acts committed during the Holocaust.
Portman calls out the life of Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, and shares some of his thoughts on animal rights.
"Nowadays, many of us speak up for animals, but it wasn’t always like this," the actress says in the beginning of the video. "Decades ago, one man articulated the plight of animals so boldly that the modern world couldn’t ignore him."
"We do to God’s creatures what the Nazis did to us," Portman quoted from Singer's novel, Shosha.
She also quotes a passage from his novel The Slaughterer: "As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together."