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A rose by any other name would still smell

Original post made on Mar 31, 2011

The San Francisco Examiner reports that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has requested that San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee change the Tenderloin's name to Tempheh, a vegan meat substitute.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 11:01 AM

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Posted by dogfather
a resident of Danville
on Mar 31, 2011 at 7:32 am

I call this PETA being PETA: controversial publicity generation with an overload of shameless self-promotion. And most significantly: next-to-no real impact on the welfare of animals it claims to care-about. It is a lot less effective than their now-routine "naked nubiles in cages" anti-fur campaign.

The collateral damage is an unfortunate tendency among readers to tar other animal welfare advocates with PETA's brush, and dismiss the former's important message out-of-hand. To us, animals and children belong in that special category of Innocents who need and deserve our particular attention to their welfare. Many such advocates devote long, painful hours seeing to it in ways that actually Do make a difference.

I am hopeful that your readers can separate the wheat from this chaff.


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Posted by Treebeard
a resident of Danville
on Mar 31, 2011 at 8:02 am

I understand that the next target for the PETA folks will be schools that use animals as their mascot. They say this is degrading to animals. I understand a lawsuit is pending.

Goodbye SRV Wolves, Monte Vista Mustangs, Dougherty Wildcats, and Cal High Grizzlies.


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Posted by cardinal
a resident of Diablo
on Mar 31, 2011 at 8:20 am

Stanford tree rejoices.


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Posted by Treebeard
a resident of Danville
on Mar 31, 2011 at 8:46 am

Hello SRV Onions, Monte Vista Cabbages, Dougherty Daffodils, and Cal High Calla lilies.


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Posted by Tony
a resident of Diablo
on Mar 31, 2011 at 1:09 pm

The proposal is as absurd as PETA itself. But who knows the San Francisco City Council could take them seriously. I wouldn't put anything beyond them.


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