As CamEdwards reports, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has asked Slaughterville, Oklahoma to change the town name - and suggested Veggieville as an alternative. PETA says a new name would be more compassionate. Only problem is, Slaughterville is named not after a slaughterhouse, but after James Slaughter, a founder of the town. Here again, PETA has done the humane cause no favors. With just a teeny little bit of research PETA could have found out the meaning of the town's name and avoided making fools out of themselves. The really sorry aspect of PETA's publicity-seeking antics is the ridicule they bring on the vast majority of humanitarians who are sane.
I still think PETA must be funded by the NRA. What better way to marginalize the humane movement?