PETA Wants Pet Shop Boys To Change Name

PETA wants the Pet Shop Boys to change their name to the "Rescue Shelter Boys."

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says by changing its name, the band could raise awareness at every tour stop of the quote, "cramped, filthy conditions" that breeders keep animals in before selling them to pet stores.

The British electro-pop duo, which has performed under its current name for more than 20 years, declined the request but says the animal rights group "raises an issue worth thinking about."

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  • by Spurwing Plover Location: etna,ca on Apr 22, 2009 at 01:01 PM
    PETA should change its name to HYPOTCRITS becuase thats certianly what they are
  • by Q Location: 80sWonderland on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:29 PM
    To Loves Coldplay: Thanks! And I realize it is hard to tell on here, but I am actually a "dudette."
  • by Dave Location: Two steps back on Apr 14, 2009 at 06:35 AM
    Ahh yes, the golden year of 2005. I can barely remember back that far but I bet it was a good year.
  • by Loves Coldplay Location: Greenville on Apr 13, 2009 at 11:14 PM
    Hey Q, like totally dude, rad, bogus,etc. I thought of a couple of song titles: "Violence" and "It's Alright"! Yours songs listed are pretty fitting dude!!
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Apr 13, 2009 at 11:17 AM
    Why didn't the PETA worry about the Pet Shop Boys 20 years ago when they were their most mainstream? OMG, PETA is so ridiculous.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 13, 2009 at 08:24 AM
    It is actually PET Assasins!
  • by Alex on Apr 13, 2009 at 07:59 AM
    I think its a little silly seeing as PETA kills thousands of animals each year themselves.
  • by Q Location: 80s Wonderland on Apr 13, 2009 at 07:25 AM
    These people are just plain nuts. Song titles from Pet Shop Boys come to mind: It's a Sin, What Have I Done To Deserve This?, How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously? and my favorite, I'm With Stupid! Sorry, I have tons of useless info stored in my data banks!
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Apr 13, 2009 at 02:43 AM
    Wow, this is pretty lame. Doesn't beat their 'sea kittens' campaign though. Google for some laughs. Makes one wonder why advocating animal rights and intelligence are necessarily mutually exclusive. There's PETA's usual crap, and a few years back there was that wildlife WWF suing the pro wrestling WWF. Don't these people care about the animals? Because they seem to care only about everything but. And I would further say that anyone who donates to either of them is an idiot; you see here where that money goes. Hardly to saving animals.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Apr 12, 2009 at 09:41 PM
    Dave... Don't tell me that is the first time you've heard that! ... That name for PETA has been around since 2005 that I can remember.
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