The Wacky World of PETA
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- April 22, 2003 at 3:11 pm #6861David LauterbachKeymaster
While I was searching for more on some recent news I had heard about PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) regarding their request for Hamburg, New York to change it’s name to Veggieburg I found a few more wacky things that they are up to and I thought I’d share them…<br />
First off the original news blurb regarding <strong>Hamburg</strong>:<br />
<blockquote>A national animal rights group has offered Hamburg officials $15,000 to change the town’s name to Veggieburg. <br />
"The town’s name conjures up visions of unhealthy patties of ground-up dead cows," said Joe Haptas, spokesman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), in a letter faxed Monday to Hamburg Supervisor Patrick Hoak.<br />
Hoak immediately declined. "With all due respect, I think it’s a delicacy in our community," he said about hamburgers. "We’re proud of our name and proud of our heritage."</blockquote><br />
<strong>PETA Upset Al-Jazeera Only Shows Dead Humans, Not Animals:</strong><br />
<blockquote>A vegetarian activist group is complaining that Al-Jazeera shows bloody humans — but not bloody animals. <br />
PETA says it’s offering to pay the Arab satellite station $10,000 to run a 30-second commercial, showing goats being killed and cows hanging upside down in a slaughterhouse. But it says Al-Jazeera refused. The station says the ad may still run.</blockquote><br />
Full Story <a href="http://www.thekcrachannel.com/news/2113300/detail.html">here</a>.<br />
An <strong>Easter anti-meat billboard</strong>:<br />
<blockquote>Travelers along eastbound I-40 just north of Wilmington for a few more weeks will see a 12-tall image of a squinty-eyed pig next to words that read: "He Died For Your Sins. Go Vegetarian."<br />
The ad that went up Tuesday so far hasn’t stirred much response from hog farmers or others in his congregation, he said. But it has been criticized by the state’s billboard and hog industries.</blockquote><br />
Full Story <a href="http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/5656514.htm">here</a>.<br />
And of course, the <strong>cruel and unusual punishment of chickens:</strong><br />
<blockquote>A protest against KFC is taking place as we speak. Members of PETA, an organization in support of ethical treatment of animals, is accusing the fast-food chain of taking inhumane actions against chickens. The protest is part of a tour that started on January 7th. Those allegations include: crude and ineffective electric stunning, forced rapid growth of chickens and crowded space for birds.</blockquote><br />
Full Story <a href="http://www.kwwl.com/Global/story.asp?S=1243977">here</a>.<br />
The PETA people sure seem to have a lot of spare time and money to blow.<br />
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