-UFO Convention Brings Skeptics, Scientists (and a Few Loonies) to Arizona
|This is what's going on at the State Capitol -- and PETA's pissed.|
The Arizona Legislature's not in session, but the State Capitol is still swarming with rats. Not the usual elected rats, but actual rodents that are apparently "invading" the building.
We spoke to Kristin Simon, one of PETA's senior cruelty caseworkers, who says "glue traps are absolutely the most inhumane way to remove an animal."
Since our earlier post about a presentation the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans on hosting at ASU -- the group plans to discuss the inhumane ways the university is killing animals in its classrooms -- ASU representatives got back to us to disavow the event as a publicity stunt.
In fact, the university thinks just about everything PETA does is a publicity stunt.
Something about a human dressed in a bunny suit holding posters saying, "I'm scared of needles, too" -- as PETA plans to have greeting people attending the presentation -- makes us think ASU might be right.
|Hot or offensive, you be the judge|
It's a nice change of pace after listening to crusty, old Bob Barker tell us to get our cats' tubes tied for the last several decades, but a few prudes aren't diggin' it. By a few, we mean the majority, according to a recent poll from the research group MediaCurves.
The campaign features a picture of porn star (oh wait, sorry, "adult entertainer") Sasha Grey with a message about spaying and neutering pets (see above).
We would argue that too much sex with Sasha Grey could hardly be considered a bad thing, but too much sex in the ad itself is what has people peeved.
According to the survey, an ironic 69 percent of those polled find the ad at least somewhat offensive.More »