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.
Written by Michelle Kretzer
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Written by PETA
Apparently, NBC has something against girls who love their veggies. After we submitted our proposed Super Bowl ad, which features a comely crop of models demonstrating their fondness for fresh produce, NBC nixed the ad, saying it "depicts a level of sexuality exceeding our standards." No joke, this is straight from NBC—so stop fondling your fruit salad right now and read the list of shots NBC requested we cut before they’d reconsider:
Wow, that list even made us blush! You can read the full NSFW letter from NBC here and then watch the video to see what the controversy is all about. Not as pure as eating apple pie, but it sure does drive home the fact that vegetarians make better lovers. And I'm pretty sure that most Super Bowl fans would find the ad a lot more appealing than the impotence and other not-so-sexy effects that a steady stream of chicken wings and burgers can have on their love lives.
Why so grouchy NBC? Sounds like someone’s not getting enough um…vegetables. I’m thinking network execs could really benefit from a broccoli booty call.
That said, what do you think about our sexy Super Bowl ad? Do you agree with NBC's decision to reject it?
Written by Amy Elizabeth
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