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Natalie Portman Compares Meat Consumption To Atrocities Of Holocaust [VIDEO]

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Natalie Portman compared meat consumption to the atrocities of the Holocaust in a new video out for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization.

“Nowadays, many of us speak up for animals, but it wasn’t always like this. Decades ago, one man articulated the plight of animals so boldly that the modern world couldn’t ignore him,” the 37-year-old actress explained in a video, according to Fox News Thursday.

“His name was Isaac Bashevis Singer, a writer who was far ahead of his time,” she added. “Isaac Singer grew up in the same part of Poland as my family and, like them, he fled the horrors of the Holocaust. But the cruelties he witnessed made Singer one of the most powerful writers of the 20th century.”

“We do to God’s creatures what the Nazis did to us,” she continued, as she quoted a line from Singer’s novel, “Shosha.”

Portman then quotes another line from another of the author’s books called “The Slaughterer.”

“As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony,” the “Black Swan” star shared. “Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together.”

In a German court in 2009, PETA was banned from comparing the consumption of meat to the Holocaust after the German PETA organization made a video that used black-and-white images of inmates from concentration camps next to colored images of turkeys and chickens before they would be slaughtered, according to the Times of Israel.

One of the ads from that campaign read, “For animals, all people are Nazis.”