Written by Alisa Mullins
Update: In deference to the wishes of Manti Te'o and
his representatives, PETA is abandoning its plans to erect a billboard
featuring an image of the Notre Dame standout next to the slogan "Sometimes Faking It Is Better. Score Faux-Chicken
Super Bowl Recipes at PETA.org." Hopefully, people will still defer to the
wishes of chickens and not rip their wings off.
Originally posted on January 28th, 2013:
Te'o may have been buffaloed by a fake girlfriend, but he shouldn't feel too bad: Sometimes
fake is actually better. That's why PETA created a billboard urging football
fans to avoid unnecessary roughness to chickens on Super Bowl Sunday by
intentionally grounding real chicken wings and opting for play-action fake fowl
Those animals in PETA's "Glass Walls" video? Unlike Manti's make-believe girlfriend, their deaths are real. Birds
slaughtered for their wings and other body parts are often dropped into tanks
of scalding-hot water while they are still conscious and aren't covered by even
the meager protections of the Humane Slaughter Act.
The price of chicken wings is currently
skyrocketing because of higher feed costs caused by this summer's drought,
which makes now the perfect time to try vegan wings, such as Gardein Classic Style Buffalo
Wings, a favorite of vegetarian and former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams.
Super Bowl Sunday, opt for healthy and humane faux wings (find recipes at PETA's
Living page). That way, nobody gets hurt.
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an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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