Posts Tagged ‘PETA’

PETA: Smithsonian Exhibit Encourages Kids to Traumatize Bugs

Through "citizen science!"

Pigskins Shame Spiral: PETA

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Change the name? No, simply change the meaning of the name.

PETA Wants You to Stop Exploiting Animals, Start Exploiting Women

The “A” in PETA stands for animals. Humans are animals. Women are humans. By association, they’re a feminist organization.
However, in a Farragut Square demonstration yesterday, where three nearly naked women were painted to look like pythons to protest wildlife exploitation in fashion, their pro-animal message played second fiddle. Throughout the hourlong event—a self-styled rebellion against [...]

The Needle: Streets A-Votin’ Edition

A Street By Any Other Name: Renaming Pennsylvania Avenue as part of the fight for D.C. voting rights seemed like a good idea. So the D.C. Council has apparently decided to rename a few more, too. A plan under consideration at the Wilson Building would make Pennsylvania Avenue into D.C. Statehood Way, and also turn [...]

The Friday Limerick Review

Those PETA folks sure are astute
They do more than shout, "cows pollute!"
At noon they will blast
The sound of gas passed
As their 'inconvenient (fake) toot'

Remiss if I do not opine
on all that involves DC9
First charged with assault
Now booze sales may halt
Seems business (and fun) will decline
You talk while you drive in DC?
You dumbass; that comes with [...]

The Friday Limerick Review

By PETA, our city was crowned
The best place for veggies around
Falafel's delish
But sometimes I wish
That something more bold could be found
Of hope, it seems we have a glimmer
The District weighs in a bit slimmer
So go for it, fatties
Eat bacon-topped patties
But broccoli might keep you trimmer
For ages the District has waited
And these dudes may soon be [...]

More Trouble for Living Classrooms Foundation?

There may be more trouble coming for the D.C.-based office of the education provider Living Classrooms Foundation. The nonprofit, which uses live animals (about 12-15) to teach kids about caring for the planet, recently came under the scrutiny of the Washington Humane Society when one of its workers showed up seeking to have 12 animal [...]

Living Classrooms, Dead Animals: The Demise of 12 Critters (Including a Tarantula)

The pets arrived packed in various makeshift coffins. There was a tarantula in a terrarium, a sugar glider (nocturnal marsupial similar to a flying squirrel) in a grocery bag, a rabbit in a trash bag, a chameleon in a box, an anole (small lizard), two frogs, three rats, and two mice—all in Ziploc bags.
The dozen [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: Gilbert Arenas For the Ethical Treatment of Fur Coats

Fur You: If you spotted a panhandler wearing a mink this week, it might be thanks to Gilbert Arenas. On March 2, Arenas "hosted" a fur coat giveaway in which expensive, animal-extracted outerwear was handed out to some of the District's homeless. The currently suspended Wizard guard was helping out animal rights group PETA's "Fur [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Washington Warriors Won’t Ever Play in the AFL?

The Arena Football League ain't ever coming to DC after all.
Sports leagues, like romantic relationships, can't survive taking a break. Last year AFL owners thought they were different, announcing that while they'd be spending the 2009 season apart, they weren't breaking up.
Again: Just need some space. Just taking some time off from each other before [...]

Hot Dog Lunch Correction

Despite my earlier report, it looks like PETA's lettuce ladies didn't have very meaty competition at the Rayburn Office Building today. American Meat Institute Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Janet Riley wrote and called in to CP to say that the AMI lunch is next week, not today, as I reported earlier.
"I guess PETA [...]

Meat Vs. Hot Girls: The Eternal Struggle

Quick! Hot dogs! Not-dogs! Possibly real dogs! Right now at the Rayburn House Office Building!
Next week, the American Meat Institute will hold its annual Capitol Hill Hot Dog Lunch in celebration of National Hot Dog Month (declared, suspiciously, by the Hot Dog & Sausage Council). Today, not one to let a free dog go unpunished, [...]