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PETA Asks AP to Refer to Animals as ‘He’ and ‘She’

April 28th, 2007 . by TexasFred

PETA � those People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals � has a message for the editors at the Associated Press:

Fido’s a “he,” not an “it.”The organization, known worldwide for championing animal rights, is now taking its campaign to the written word, calling on Norm Goldstein, editor of The Associated Press Stylebook, to revise its guidelines, which currently characterize animals as inanimate objects.

In a letter written to Goldstein, the animal activists ask the AP to “take a progressive step and give animals the respect that they deserve by revising AP style guidelines to reflect the usage of personal pronouns for all animals.”

Anna West, the group’s director of communications, pointed out to Goldstein that “the American legal system recognized that nonhuman animals deserve legal status beyond that of mere ‘property’ and that abusive treatment of animals is more than simple vandalism.”

No word on whether the AP also was asked to refer to Spot in second reference as Mr. Spot.

PETA Asks AP to Refer to Animals as ‘He’ and ‘She’

Ya know, there’s just some organizations that beg to be made fun of, and PETA is one of them…

Even USA Today takes a swipe at the moonbat PETA idiots with their very last line of this story: “No word on whether the AP also was asked to refer to Spot in second reference as Mr. Spot.” and quite frankly, I think that’s hilarious…

I seriously have to ask this question, if the AP does acquiesce to PETA’s request, will Spot notice the gender specific correctness in his name reference when he reads the morning news??

I am a proud, life-long, due paying, card carrying member of PETA, and my family has always supported PETA, but the PETA we belong to is People Eating Tasty Animals, in fact, as I type this, I’m eating some really tasty pig, sausage and biscuits…

So remember folks, there’s always plenty of room on the plate for all of God’s creatures, cooked medium/medium well, served with a baked potato, some Ranch Style beans, a salad and your beverage of choice…

Bon appétit…

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4 Responses to “PETA Asks AP to Refer to Animals as ‘He’ and ‘She’”

  1. comment number 1 by: Robert

    Ok this is my good morning WTF? story…

    I refer to my dog as “Damn it” it makes it easier to call her… “Come here damn it” kind of has a nice ring to it, and she hasn’t sued me for abuse yet.

  2. comment number 2 by: Bluto

    And in related news, the rest of the sane world has demanded that the AP now refer to PETA and it’s supporters officially as “nuts”. The AP has tried to contact Mr. Nut and Mrs. Nut for comment, but so far PETA has not returned our calls. Nuts.

  3. comment number 3 by: Basti

    Will PETA soon demand that ‘Hillary’ be called a ‘she’ instead of ‘The Thing’, as I know routinely do?

  4. comment number 4 by: jarhead john

    I like Jeff Foxworthy’s stance: Vegetables are not food. Vegetables are what food eats…

    The funny part of all of this is that there really are a few people who take PETA seriously. Perhaps their mothers did a few too many drugs while pregnant.