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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:21 AM
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PETA at it again.
The animal rights organization PETA came up with another interesting idea last week. In a letter sent to San Franciscos Mayor Ed Lee, PETA Vice President Tracy Reiman revealed the organizations intention to change the name of one of the citys districts, Tenderloin District, to something not meat-oriented.

In the letter, PETA wrote the city deserves a neighborhood named after a delicious cruelty-free food instead of the flesh of an abused animal. The organization tried to push the citys leaders to change the name of the neighborhood because its name sounds very meaty, yet no one could explain the historical origin of the name.

The organization suggested non-meaty names such as the Tempeh Districts or Granola Flats to replace the meaty name.

Theyre for animals, right? lifelong Tenderloin resident Spencina Jackson said of PETA. I think they should change the name, and while theyre at it do something about all the animal poop on the sidewalk. People might respect it better.

Peter Field, a tour guide and amateur historian of Tenderloin Districts, explained the origin of the neighborhoods name, as reported by The Examiner:

http://www.insidecbc.com/peta-wants-to-change-tenderloi...
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:22 AM
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1. Sweet.
In early on this one.

:popcorn:
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:49 AM
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6. Breast milk cheese
Give in to the dark side.
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:25 AM
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2. It's funny what people get worked up over.
Reading the headlines:

Torture, bombings, war war war, poor people, union busting, etc.

(silence)

PETA does something funny.

WAAAARRGHARBLE!!! I LOVE STEAK RAAAAAR!!!1111oneoneelevn
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mysuzuki2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:33 AM
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3. Was the letter dated
April 1?
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:36 AM
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4. With PETA, it always seems like it should be April 1st.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:47 AM
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5. Are We Sure This Wasn't an April 1 Post Originally?
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:50 AM
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7. 'Religious' Fanaticism
Once again the PETA leadership shows itself to be more akin to a fundamentalistic, fanatical religious group.

Changing the name of an area of the city won't help one animal ... but they see everything through the eyes of their particular (and peculiar, in my opinion) philosophical beliefs.

The upside of this kind of nonsense is that most people see it as nonsense and PETA is further discredited.

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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:33 PM
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8. Given the illegal activities rampant in the Tenderloin,"Tempt-me" would be an even better name.
Removing the "animal poop" from the sidewalks would be a nice gesture though.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:37 PM
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9. I particularly like the name of this guy who's against the change.
What, am I going to say, Yo, Im headed down to the Mixed Salad? resident Melvin Salsbury said. I dont like it.

Salsbury as in Salisbury steak?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:39 PM
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10. er, have they ever actually BEEN to the Tenderloin?
The name is the least of the problems.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:47 PM
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11. Its getting better.
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BDavinciNY Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:33 PM
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12. When will PETA ever learn!
It's the Fishkill problem once again. When PETA started spending their energy on renaming places that should sound animal friendly,they went to Fishkill,NY a town farther north from NYC. PETA asked the town to change "Fishkill" to "Fish Saves". PETA didn't realize that the suffix "kill" comes from a Dutch word meaning creek. There many places, rivers and streets in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware that have kill in them. (eg: Schuylkill,Fishkill) Somebody should tell them changing names of place won't stop cruelty to animals. What a bunch of idiots! I think its the tofu that's making them lose common sense.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:34 PM
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13. Dupe
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