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PETA Wants Town's Name Changed to 'Veggieburg'
Monday, April 28, 2003
Associated Press

HAMBURG, Pa. An animal rights group says it will donate $15,000 worth of vegetarian patties to area schools if officials change the name of Hamburg, Pa., to Veggieburg.

But town officials say they're not biting.

"I don't care if they offer us $1 million worth of veggie patties or $2 million in cash, I don't think anyone in the community would want to sell their heritage," said Mayor Roy C. DelRosario.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says the name Hamburg conjures up images of slaughtered cows and unhealthy meals.

The offer mirrors one PETA made this week to Hamburg, N.Y. Officials in the Buffalo suburb, which says it is the birthplace of the hamburger, have turned down the offer.

"This campaign is a bit tongue-in-cheek because we don't expect anybody to accept, but the offer is serious," PETA spokesman Joe Haptas said.

Hamburg was incorporated in 1837. Town officials said the borough is named after Hamburg, Germany. The mayor said the idea that people associate the borough with animal abuse is silly.

[Reuters reported Monday that Hamburg, Germany, had also received a request from PETA to change its name.]

"We don't have slaughterhouses in town and we don't even have any animal farms," DelRosario said. "Our name is connected to our German history, not hamburgers."






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Is it just me, or is PETA just grasping at straws at this point?




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Honestly, you guys have got to stop paying so much attention to PETA. It's abundantly clear they've stopped giving a damn about animals years ago - how many animals would this save, for example? PETA's main goal right now is to obtain as much publicity as humanly possible.

And starting a thread every time they do something stupid plays right into their hands.



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I'm guessing that we're trying to paint all Democrats or left-leaning centrists with that "damn crazy hippie" brush. That's why you post these, right, Grimis?



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    Originally posted by asteroidboy
    I'm guessing that we're trying to paint all Democrats or left-leaning centrists with that "damn crazy hippie" brush. That's why you post these, right, Grimis?

Christ man, Democrats trying to get things done know better then to associate with these loons.




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    Originally posted by Grimis

      Originally posted by asteroidboy
      I'm guessing that we're trying to paint all Democrats or left-leaning centrists with that "damn crazy hippie" brush. That's why you post these, right, Grimis?

    Christ man, Democrats trying to get things done know better then to associate with these loons.



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"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says the name Hamburg conjures up images of slaughtered cows and unhealthy meals."



And I say that the name PETA conjures up images of bored, affluent simpletons with a debilitating need for attention.

Sometimes it strikes me that these people aren't so much pro-animal as they are anti-human.
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Good thing they don't have these guys in England, where every other neighborhood has "Ham" in it somewhere.



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OK in related news:

NAACP is petitioning White River Junction, VT to change their name to African American River Junction.

NOW is petitioning Mansfield, OH to change their name to Womansfield.

NRA is petitioning Walla Walla, WA to change their name to Gun Gun.

hey this is fun!






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