These People Need Something To Do With Themselves.....

wbwhite wbwhite at MADBBS.COM
Fri Apr 25 05:03:24 MDT 2003


    They should be sent to France and force-fed goose liver.

Bill

"John A. Quayle" wrote:

>
> HAMBURG, N.Y. -- A national animal rights group has offered Hamburg
> officials $15,000 to change the town's name to Veggieburg.
>
> "The town's name conjures up visions of unhealthy patties of ground-up
> dead cows," said Joe Haptas, spokesman of People for the Ethical
> Treatment of Animals, or PETA, in a letter faxed Monday to Hamburg
> Supervisor Patrick Hoak.
>
> PETA offered to supply area schools with $15,000 worth of non-meat
> patties for the name change.
>
> "Our offer is serious as a heart attack," Haptas said.
>
> Hoak immediately declined.
>
> "With all due respect, I think it's a delicacy in our community," he
> said about hamburgers. "We're proud of our name and proud of our
> heritage."
>
> The Buffalo suburb, named Hamburg since 1812, claims to be the birth
> place of the American culinary staple. Hamburg commemorates the birth
> of hamburgers at the annual Burgerfest.
>
> In 1996, PETA proposed that the Hudson Valley town of Fishkill change
> its centuries-old name to Fishsave, since the group believed the name
> conjured up violent imagery of dead fish.
>
> The town was named by Dutch settlers in the early 1600s. "Kill" is the
> Dutch word for "stream."
>
>
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