PETA Changing NY State's Historical Names??

Wilson Gray wilson.gray at RCN.COM
Mon Aug 8 03:27:21 UTC 2005

On Aug 7, 2005, at 1:58 PM, sagehen wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: FW: PETA Changing NY State's Historical Names??
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>> Liz Martinez forwarded:
>> The animal rights group based in Norfolk, Va., renewed its call,
>> first made
>> nearly a decade ago, for

>> Fishkill

Personally, WRT Fishkill, I think that PETA should simply forget the
fish and go for the kill. I suffered through a DWB stop there, a few
years ago, and I'll never forgive or forget.

Then, maybe I can forgive PETA for torching and destroying a brand-new
- less than a month old - vet-med building at my alma mater. Somehow,
they got the idea that the purpose of the building was for animal
experimentation instead of for animal hospitalization.

-Wilson Gray

>> to change its name. The group now wants
>> the town and village to be known as, which just
>> happens to
>> be the Internet address for a PETA Web site dedicated to the group's
>> ''fish
>> empathy project.''
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> Were these the same people that were trying to substitute names of
> vegetables (!)  for terms like "dog" and "turkey" as pejoratives a
> couple
> of years ago?  ISTR a short thread about this on ADS-L.
> AM

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