Written by PETA
If you're a little hungry after being up all night watching the news and chanting "USA! USA!" we've got the perfect snack for you: PETA's "Bin Laden Bites" chocolates.
When we sent these delicious dairy-free chocolates to troops in Afghanistan a couple of years ago, they were great for cravings and target practice. Now we're sending them to the Navy SEALs who took the terrorist down in order to show our appreciation.
And one lucky PETA Files reader can have death by chocolate delivered right to his or her door. Just post a comment to this blog by Thursday, May 5th at 12 p.m., and a winner will be chosen at random on May 10th. If you don't win, you can still order a supply of the star-spangled sweets—and if you have a current military address, we'll throw in the shipping for free.
You can also show your patriotic pride with our "Proud to Be a Vegetarian American" bumper sticker," just re-released to celebrate the occasion.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
Well, Rudy Giuliani’s office hung up on us when we offered the once presidential hopeful an ambassadorship last week, but Omar Osama Bin Laden (the estranged son of the more notorious OBL) and his wife are talking to us. We sent a letter yesterday urging the bin Ladens to cancel plans to organize a “grueling” endurance horse race across the Sahara Desert as “a way to promote peace.” That’s a 3,000-mile horse race across North Africa, scheduled to begin in March. We didn’t think that sounded like a barrel of laughs for the horses. As PETA’s president puts it, "If this were a rally in which cars were in danger of overheating and breaking down, I'd be all for it. But horses are flesh and blood. Such a grueling race will mean fatalities, not peace. Animals have not declared war on us - they should be truly left in peace."
The bin Ladens got back right away and some important assurances have already been given. More on this later. You can read our letter to bin Laden here.
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