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PETA’s Annual Round-Up: Tired Trends and Fresh Finds

Written by PETA | December 23, 2009

Between the Trollsen twits and cruel reality show celetestants”, I’m soooo ready to say, “Bye-bye, ’09. Hello, 2010.”

We at PETA are feeling optimistic about the New Year. But before we ring it in, let’s have a look at 2009′s low points and our predictions for 2010′s animal-friendly hot topics and trends.

In

Out

Werewolves
Note: I know nothing about this film
‘cept Benicio—rrrar!
Wearing animals
Job hunting Sport hunting
Oprah on cable Going to the opera in sable
Tightening your belt Alligator belts
Gay marriage Horse-drawn carriages
Dating cougars Baiting cougars
Tiger’s media circus Ringling’s abusive circus
Dancing With the Stars Running of the Bulls
Watching Bones Wearing skins

 

Now let’s all raise our glasses to compassion for all!

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Nathan says:

    In response to AAG and Laura I wonder how you would feel about me. I’m a guy I have a boyfriend. I intend to adopt children and raise them vegan. I wouldn’t want to adopt them alone because then if anything happened to me they would have a very dubious future. I wouldn’t adopt unless I were granted a marriage because with civil unions in such dispute it seems irresponsible to count on protection under their category of substandard citizenry for anything. Marriage as it stands is a contract between two consensual adults or minors with permission from parents. If the Church or just your own narrow church wants to deny marriage fine. But there should be no reason for the government to deny my marriage. The only basis for such discrimination comes from religions and irrelevant opinions. Neither of which have any place in determining the validity of a contract. I’m sure with your attitudes no gay couple would want you at their wedding so you probably don’t even need to worry about being invited to any. Don’t make yourself the victims claiming it goes against your civil rights to allow other people theirs. That’s nonsense.

  • Andrew says:

    YAYYYYYYYYY GAY MARRIAGEEEE. you conservative bs can suck it! hahah just kiding love you since your vegan thats in whats out is you being narrow minded! ! ! D

  • Rosa A. says:

    Whoo awesome list!! I’m happy you guys put gay marriage on there! as a gay person and a vegan I applause you at Peta!

  • Shelly says:

    Personally I cannot wait to see history books in 20 years. Children are going to study the Gay Rights Movement and be appalled that we did not extend civil rights to all humans even into the 21st century. I’m going to look at every conservative and say “I told you so” because their actions are just as childish.

  • matt in chicago says:

    As usaul its amusing to see the few “im just trying veg or vegan living because I saw it on Oprah!!!” types weigh in on something bigger where their clearly bigoted and prejudiced selves can come out and shine…what? You dont believe in oppressing animals but you have no problem saying your neighbor your brother your sister your coworker shouldnt be allowed to get married and be in love like you are in your holier than thou life? How does it feel to say you deserve love and marriage and gays dont? Forget you….real vegans are against oppression of ALL opressed beings…we dont need you….go away hatemongers.

  • Aneliese says:

    Thanks for the list and I wouldn’t consider what conservatives think I think that all humans are equal and should be treated equally.

  • veganjosh says:

    you can not try to free one form of life and then put another into oppression people.. PETA..list made me giggle… high five guys

  • Laura says:

    I agree with AAG some of us are conservatives!

  • Toby says:

    Just to be clear Conservative political theory in the U.S. and E.U. put is opposed to animalrights including humans and the right to marry same sex partners for example more than its competitor the Liberal one. It puts economicsucess before the welfare of individuals and favours tradition more. Hurray for socialprogression! and just for the record gaymarriage doesn’t remove anyone’s rights e.g. it doesn’t take away the rights of Conservatives who oppose it anymore than interracial marriage removes rights from Conservatives opposed to it. Thank you.

  • Suzanne says:

    AAG “I believe that civil rights for all should be protected.” You can actually say that with a straight face after your previous sentence states your antigay marriage position? Perhaps you should have said “Civil rights for all should be protected with the exception of homosexuals.” Because marrying whom one chooses actually IS and someday will be for all a civil right. It’s such a shame when those who have compassion for animals can’t extend the same to people.

  • Jacob says:

    Those things on the “out” list… haven’t they always been out? At least with us? And yes it does seem like werewolves are gaining popularity. They’re even adding werewolves as playable characters in World of Warcraft.

  • AAG says:

    As a member of PETA I want to remind you that there are conservative vegans. I know I am one and know many. On the whole in the USA “gay marriage” is not in and those that are vegan conservatives believe in traditional marriage. With that said I believe that civil rights for all should be protected and that includes conservative vegans. Conservative vegans are an even smaller minority. Go vegan it is a moral imperative!

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