Written by Michelle Kretzer
all seen the awesome YouTube videos of cows who were being lovey-dovey with dogs, cats, and all sorts of other
animals. So it's not surprising that a cow joined her chicken buddy at the
opening of a Chick-fil-A
food truck to ask
people to be chicken champions and not eat either of them:
Cow Appreciation Day, we think the sensitive
bovines' real message would be, "Luv Mor Chikins."
Written by PETA
Anyone down with Shepard Fairey art will appreciate this contribution from Stuart from Maine. Our “Not a Nugget” chick (named, oddly enough, “Nugget”) has shown up in some pretty crazy places, but this has to be my favorite so far. What can I say, the nugget has a posse . . .
I'm sure the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is going to be pretty great and all, but do they let you choose how the story ends? I didn't think so. And it probably doesn't even have a talking British monkey in it. Fortunately, PETA has come to the rescue again, and, with the new Pirates movie coming out today, it's just in the nick of time. A few credits first—as Nicole (who did the voice of the Nugget) said she would never speak to me again if I didn't mention her. The rest of the fine voice work was done by Dale, Dan, and yours truly as the monkey. Check it out.
If you live in Chicago, this is especially important for you, because Mayor Richard Daley and Alderman Ed Burke are working hard to repeal one of the most important animal protection laws ever passed, the Chicago foie gras ban. Meat-industry lobbyists are putting enormous pressure on Chicago's aldermen to repeal the law, and the aldermen may vote any day on whether or not to repeal the ban.
For those not familiar with it, foie gras is a “delicacy” made by shoving pipes down the throats of ducks and geese in order to pump massive quantities of fat and grain into their stomachs until their livers become painfully diseased. The ducks are then violently killed, and their bloated, diseased livers are sold as foie gras. Foie gras is so cruel it has already been banned in 15 nations—including the U.K., Germany, Israel, and Switzerland—as well as in the state of California. Even many grocery stores, including Whole Foods, refuse to sell foie gras.
If you live in Chicago, please click here to find out how you can help keep this horribly cruel product banned in your city.
We’re also currently blitzing Chicago TV stations with this ad featuring Sir Roger Moore, the best 007 ever . . .
I’ve never personally had a Halloween adventure, but from all accounts, they’re a barrel of laughs. Check out this delightful e-card featuring the world-famous “Not a Nugget” chick, and have a great Halloween!
P.S. We're doing a demonstration tonight at our local KFC, where we're dressing up as skeletons and zombies and holding signs that say "I’d Rather be Dead than Eat Kentucky Fried Cruelty." I'll let you know how it goes ...
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