Written by PETA
Remember the pink donkey? Well, not only has Pink Taco restaurant owner Harry Morton agreed never to pull such a stunt again, he has come up with a festive way to make amends. From now through May 15, patrons of the Century City, California, cantina can order a special margarita, the "PETA-rita," with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to PETA’s campaigns against animal abuse.
Another L.A. eatery, The Spanish Kitchen, is holding a "Defend the Donkey" fundraiser tonight that features a vegan prix fixe menu with all of the proceeds also going to PETA.
Even if you don't live in the L.A. area, you can still donate to PETA. Or you can have your own "PETA-rita" party and ask your guests to make donations for every concoction you whip up in honor of Pinky the donkey.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
Harry Morton, owner of popular Mexican eatery Pink Taco, had reason to be pink in the face following the public outrage generated over the restaurant's decision to paint a donkey pink and tie her to the sign of his establishment at a busy shopping mall for hours in the blazing Los Angeles heat as part of a Cinco de Mayo marketing promo. PETA compadres including Pink, Stephanie Pratt, Lo Bosworth, and Lea Michele tweeted their disgust at the restaurant’s promotion. PETA immediately wrote to Morton, reminding him of a pledge that he made to PETA back in 2008, when he used the same stunt at the restaurant’s opening.
PETA has received the following statement from Morton, reaffirming his pledge never to use animals in promotions again: “…Pink Taco has agreed not to use animals at our events and promotions and we are looking forward to…discussing how we can work together in the future.”
We hope that this time his pledge is sincere. The message that nobody accepts animal exploitation has been made loud and clear thanks to PETA’s awesome supporters who acted quickly and gave a voice to Pinky the donkey. Together, we make a difference!
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