What’s In and Out for 2009

Published by PETA.

Wow, it’s been a wacky year. We’ve witnessed Barack Obama make history, cheered on the home team during the Summer Olympics, watched the economy take more surprise turns than a paternity test on Maury, and—oh yeah—achieved loads of important victories for animals. But I digress. Before we “Auld Lang Syne” our way out of 2008, let’s stop and take a look-see at the trends we can expect in the coming year. And now (drum roll please), I give you PETA’s list of what’s in and what’s out for 2009:


A mutt in the White House A purebred in any house
Tightening your beltLeather belts
Skinny Bitch in the KitchFat carnivore on the couch
Michael PhelpsMichael Vick
Eva MendesEva Longoria
TofurkyLame duck
Thrift storesMichael Kors
Whale WarsDeadliest Catch
Icanhascheezburger.comBacon cheeseburgers
Wii fishingFly fishing
Mock croc clutchesPython pumps
Obama sistersOlsen twins
Eating greenEating mean
Animal printsAnimal skins
Roller derbyKentucky Derby
Carrie UnderwoodJessica Simpson
Donkeys in CongressElephants in circuses
Perez HiltonParis Hilton
“Dill, baby, dill”“Drill, baby, drill”
Soy lattesMooLattés
Wolf BlitzerBlitzing wolves
Sea kittensChicken of the Sea
Inauguration feverInauguration beaver
Wasabi mashed potatoesSpam musubi
Proposition 2Proposition 8
Yes we canNo we can’t


Written by Amy Elizabeth

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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