If You Think Your PETA-Acronym Joke Is Original, You’re Badly Mistaken

Published by Katherine Sullivan.

A sense of humor is important. Here at PETA, we like to flaunt ours. Whether we’re “hunting” veggies or making fun videos, we love to laugh every now and then. But we don’t love jokes that are stale, unkind, and—worst of all—not even funny. We hope you’ve perfected your eye roll—you’re going to need it:

We quess so, too.

Whoops! Joke’s on you.

Only like 1,857,911 times.

Hashtags “facts”—but can’t get the facts right.

PWETA? PWEETA? We give up.

Lol, like 8,000 people beat you to the punch.

This is one of the best things you’ve seen? Yikes, we’re sorry about that.

You can let your sister-in-law know that her PETA family has her back—since her real family sure doesn’t.

Twigs and nettles? Try shepherd’s pie, lasagna, cinnamon rolls, chili, and pancakes … oh, and sometimes salad.

It might be sooner than you think.

Does Uncle Mark also ask you to pull his finger?

Three votes? Legit poll.

Wow, “Peter” sounds nuts.

We love “pets,” too. But we prefer to call them animal companions. Oh, and about those proteins …

Shots fired. How will we ever recover?

But we must admit, there are a few “People Eating Tasty Animals” tweets that we do love:

PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world. Our mission statement is important to us and to our 6.5 million members and supporters. We believe that, regardless of their capabilities, no living beings deserve to be abused—a belief that we’re not willing to joke about. Click the buttons below to learn more about the real PETA, what we stand for, and how you can help prevent animal suffering, too.

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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