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PETA to Arizona's Alien-Believing Crowd: Animal Testing Is Practically Anal Probing

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PETA, an organization that seems to have a never-ending supply of publicity stunts, has a new one for us -- its appeal to people in Arizona who believe in aliens.

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Now, if we're to believe PETA's PR department, then the organization is currently "negotiating with area outdoor advertisers" to get the above-pictured billboard posted around the annual International UFO Congress Conference and Film Festival, which takes place next weekend in Fountain Hills.

(We've actually been to this event before -- it's kind of cool.)

The point, according to an e-mail from PETA, is that "humans somehow rationalize blinding and poisoning animals in laboratories to test cosmetics and other products, but how would they feel if they were the subjects of similar experiments carried out by 'advanced' aliens?"

Not to break anyone's heart here, but no one's ever been anally probed by an alien, so it's a tough comparison.

It's probably a strong appeal to the folks who do believe in aliens, though, or at least the ones who fear a good probing from little green men.

"If the thought of being a 'guinea pig' used by aliens to test cosmetics frightens you, then you should never buy products tested on animals," PETA's "Senior Vice President of Laboratory Investigations" Kathy Guillermo says in the press release.

Rock and roll, PETA. Rock and roll.

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