Saturday, April 11, 2009

WTF??? 77 & 78

PETA is making a fool of itself................... again... and again.

Animal rights protests reach Warcraft's world
by Mike Smith
In its latest attempt to stop Canadian seal clubbing, animal rights organization PETA is taking its protests to new shores.
Specifically, PETA's planning a gathering in the icy northern kingdom of the world's biggest online game, World of Warcraft, where a team of four seal killers is apparently clubbing their way through the continent's baby animal population.
"Anyone who slaughters baby seals for their fur must surely be in service to the evil Lich King," said PETA on a Facebook page set up to publicize the gathering, referencing one of Warcraft's key bad guys.
Bizarrely, slaughtering animals for their skins is actively encouraged in World of Warcraft , where players can collect hides to turn into armor, bags, or ammo pouches to use or sell. Still, if you feel like taking part, make your way to the Howling Fjord on the Whisperwind realm this Saturday at 1PM EST. And we'd suggest swapping that leather armor out for a nice cotton number instead. You know, just in case.
Pet Shop Boys spurn rescue shelter remix
LONDON (AFP) – Electro-pop pioneers Pet Shop Boys turned down a request from animal rights group PETA Europe to adopt a more creature-friendly name, the band revealed on their website Thursday.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals suggested Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe rename themselves Rescue Shelter Boys to draw attention to the plight of animals raised in pet shops.
"Dear Neil and Chris, You have many loyal fans of the Pet Shop Boys here at PETA. Will you please consider changing your name from the Pet Shop Boys to the Rescue Shelter Boys?" pleaded a letter to the group from Yvonne Taylor, PETA's special projects manager.
"Most dogs and cats sold in pet shops are sourced from profit-hungry breeders who may have bred them in cramped, filthy conditions.
"For every bird who reaches a pet shop, three others have died during capture, confinement and transportation.
"Hamsters, mice and other rodents are often bred by the pet shops themselves, leading to inbreeding, genetic weaknesses, physical deformities and behavioral disorders.
"By agreeing to change your name to the Rescue Shelter Boys, you would help raise awareness about the cruelty involved in the pet trade and encourage your millions of fans to consider giving a home to an abandoned or unwanted animal from an animal shelter. So, what do you say?"
The pair, whose hits include "West End Girls", It's a Sin" and "Suburbia" declined the request, claiming they were "unable to agree," but said it "raises an issue worth thinking about."

1 comment:

Booksteve said...

If they like the name so much why doesn't PETA sponser a group called Rescue Shelter Boys? Hmmm...?