21 Bum Salute!

Published by PETA.

For readers who may be unfamiliar with the British vernacular, a “21 bum salute” is a charming, classically understated English way of saying “Hey chaps, we respectfully disagree with your actions. Any chance you might reconsider?” By way of an example, here’s a pic from PETA UK’s recent protest against the Queen’s Guards’ use of bearskin hats. Note the lovingly painted Union Jacks and the looming rainclouds in the background. Makes me proud to be British.

You can read more about the protest in this weekend’s Sun.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind