PETA Says WHCD Can’t Be Green If It Serves Meat

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PETA will not be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner stag, as it sounds like the date they lined up will be a big heifer. No, stop groaning. The group is bringing a “cow” to the Washington Hilton on Saturday evening to stand outside the event with a sign that says, “Don’t Eat MEat [sic].”

The animal rights group is decently upset that, even though the organization has said that this year’s event will be the most eco-friendly rendition in the dinner’s history, meat will still be served as an option. Citing “environmental degradation” of the meat process, PETA’s statement noted that there are many negative impacts that occur on the way from farm to plate. They even asked the association to go completely Vegan with their menu.

It may be something to stew on, but wouldn’t count on anything changing come dinner time tomorrow.

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6 thoughts on “PETA Says WHCD Can’t Be Green If It Serves Meat

  1. I went meat-and-dairy-free when that stat came out from the University of Chicago that going vegan is more 50% effective in fighting global warming than switching to a Toyota Prius.

  2. Has PETA proven yet that they’re completely insane? I enjoy meat and I will never give it up. They can kiss it.

    I hope someone in the city government cites them for having a farm animal within city limits or something like that.

  3. @Brandon Well, it’s an airquote-“cow” (according to the release from PETA and its official way of putting it). Although that would be a fascinating approach to bring a real one.

  4. I wonder if there’s going to be any Party Crashers at this year’s White House Correspondents dinner.

    You WANT to prosecute someone for CRASHING the Whitehouse and jeopardizing the Presidency we should review the 2000 election and charge George W. Cheerleader… ahhhhh I mean Bush under the R.I.C.O. Act”
    I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to see our so-called Representatives in government and their Ivory Tower aristocratic and celebrity FRIENDS at some million dollar State Dinner at taxpayer expense. Just tell the American PEOPLE some funny jokes so they aren’t crying at the SAD STATE of the nation. I won’t be laughing though because I can’t seem to shake the thought that this years Party would be a great place for a natural disaster.
    Does ANY average American feel good about how low the USA has sunk in the last decade? Media covering a few hundred Tea Party right-wing fanatics like they actually mattered. SEC regulators watching porn while Wall St con men were #*~/ing the USA in the @**. TRILLIONS of dollars in debt for two wars, tax cuts for the rich and Medicare Part iDiot. An OIL SPILL the size of Maryland heading toward our precious Gulf Coast. Drill baby DRILL…with NO SAFETY VALVE, right? And let’s not forget how Republican Party got paid top dollar to spend the last year and a half saying NO!

    “Let them eat cake” is too good for the USA, right? The POWERS that BE have most Americans fighting for the CRUMBS! In Arizona the right-wing fanatic numbskulls are actually blaming foreigners for the problems created by their own Conservative ideology, trickle down economics and other LOW GRADE THOUGHT PROCESSES… IT’S the MOST un-American thing I’ve ever witnessed.

    Maybe you silver spoons don’t see it but down in the trenches where 40 MILLION Americans are struggling below the poverty level… THINGS ARE ALREADY DESPERATE AND GETTING WORSE! Property theft is at an all time high and poor people on the streets have become vicious predators on the prowl for victims

    The Ivory Tower crowd KNOWS it too. They have to pay a fortune on private security and body guards right now but are working hard to make the USA into a POLICE STATE and let the government pick up the tab for their protection.

    Funny how the news media jumped on this Arizona immigration law story but completely IGNORED the following: John McCain and the Republicans seem to be leading the charge toward a police state:
    S.3081 – Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention and Prosecution Act of 2010 proposed by Senators Lieberman and McCain “…removes the right to trial for American Citizens and gives government the AUTHORITY to detain Americans INDEFINITELY for SUSPECTED TERRORIST ACTIVITY…”

    The really IMPORTANT thing about this Act is just WHO defines SUSPECTED ACTIVITY? I’m sure the CRIMINALS and CONS who oversaw the recent economic meltdown (or what I like to call greatest looting of a nation’s wealth and resources in the history of mankind) FEEL THREATENED by the ACTIVITY involved with calls for JUSTICE.

    Republicans know DEMANDS for ethics, responsibility and accountability are going to come down HARD on them. Especially McCain/Lieberman who’ve been covering up Banking/Financial/Wall St SCANDALS since the 80’s. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what comes next…

    Anyways all you rich, powerful, well connected m#*~/s have a good time at the SOCIAL GATHERING OF THE YEAR. Morning Joe can tell us how you Royals partied down while Rome burned…
    #*~/ you too…