Creepy, Not Cheeky

Published by PETA.

Q. You have an extra $4,000 in your pocket. Do you:online surveys


OK, maybe that’s a trick question. Who in the world would spend one plugged nickel on this gruesome “novelty”?

We realize that giving attention to things like these “piggy banks”—or those strange dead squirrel beer cozies—is like engaging with a radio shock jock, but these promotions are a bit more than we can overlook.

Doesn’t it seem to you that it’s long past time for taxidermy novelty items to go the way of the Jackalope? We have sent a letter to the folks at with some suggestions. If they are striving for “different,” they should consider something like bras made from lettuce or in the shape of cow udders instead of products made from the bodies of dead, embalmed animals.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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