PETA Urges Hamburg, N.Y., to Change Name By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — 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.
Ummm, unhealthy patties of ground-up dead cows. What’s next? Will PETA force the New York Shakespeare festival to put on a rendition of Shakespeare’s Veggielet? Two beets or not two beets, that is the question.