4
| News |

PETA Concerned About "Copycat" Photos; Please Do Not Use Dead Animals to Write "PETA Sucks"!

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

The folks at PETA weren't too thrilled with a photo we ran to accompany a story about their allegations of possible animal abuse at Arizona State University.

The photo, which we opted to run again, can be seen above.

PETA Spokesperson Holly Beal asked us to remove the photo because "it's a distraction from the story that has absolutely no relevance to the issue. We're also afraid that it might encourage copycat animal killings."

In our defense, it is a picture of a bunch of dead bunnies. According to PETA's charges against ASU, that's exactly the issue.

We opted to not change the picture but agree that the gun-toting hillbillies in the photo aren't exactly roll models.

There are about 40 dead rabbits in this picture, accompanied by these two idiots and their "dang, look how good we is at killin' stuff" smirks on their faces.

Despite feelings anyone may have about PETA, killing this many bunnies may not necessarily be cruel, but it's sure as hell unusual.

So please, if you feel the need to tell PETA how much you think they suck, fire off an angry e-mail, don't kill dozens of animals you don't plan to feed anybody with.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.