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Did You Get April Fooled?

Written by PETA | April 2, 2009


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If you were paying attention to the news yesterday, you may have seen quite a few stories about PETA—apparently, we were quite busy!

The biggest story came from NPR, which reported on our efforts to save animals from the humiliation of having losing sports teams named after them. Our joint effort with the Humane Society, “Stop Teams Everywhere From Animal Mascots (STEAM),” has reportedly supported legislation in Michigan, Maryland, and Tennessee.

Meanwhile, discussed our indecision regarding the Furry community (Animal-friendly? Unfriendly? Too-friendly?), and announced our intention to seek $250,000 in damages (as well as an apology) for the geese killed in the “Miracle on the Hudson.

Our friends at ecorazzi highlighted Al Gore’s new and non-environmentally-hypocritical line of organic vegan frozen foods—first up, “Al Gore’s Vegan Nubs.” And Groovy Vegetarian lamented the sad news that our president, Ingrid E. Newkirk, was caught chowing down on a Burger King Whopper.

Now, come on, people, you didn’t really believe any of these stories, did you? I mean, everybody knows that we’d ask for way more than $250,000 … I kid, I kid. So, yes—we found ourselves the subject of a number of April Fool’s jokes. And don’t worry, we had our share of the fun too. C’mon—squirrel underpants? Pheromone-fueled hunter-targeting snake attacks? A Photoshop job this bad on a PETA ad?

I hope you all knew better than to fall for that one!

Written by Amanda Schinke

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  • amber Falobas says:

    dude i thought squirrel underpants was real!! lol i got fooled by the creator of she told us she was and old man and was forced to resign because of that fact. then she said april fools. dude i was like “WHAAA””!!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    I figured the squirrel underpants was a joke although I still laugh at the thought at the little guys running about in plaid underpants but even though the snake thing was a joke I still feel that is something some nut job would try to pull off. After all we live in a world where people have blown themselves up in shopping malls to get their point across don’t we?

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