DERRY, N.H. -- Responding to a question at a bookstore here, John Edwards said he has never heard of PETA, the animal rights group.
"I can honestly say I have never heard of PETA," said Edwards. "They don't want people to eat meat? Well I am not in favor of that."
The PETA acronym stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The group works to prevent abuse of animals on factory farms, in laboratories and the clothing and entertainment industries.
Edwards, who has positioned himself as one of the most progressive Democratic candidates, is in New Hampshire for two days of campaigning.