• Oct 26th 2010 at 8:28AM
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It would seem that PETA expects electric car drivers to be those who'd rather go naked than wear fur... or something like that. In any case, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is urging the City of Boston to place ads with green eggs and ham chickens that tout a meat-free vegan lifestyle.
Why Boston? The East Coast city has announced plans to install three electric vehicle chargers in busy metropolitan areas in the first quarter of 2011, which is part of an overall goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020.

PETA has confirmed that the capital of Massachusetts isn't the only city that will be contacted. As other large U.S. cities roll out their own EV charging plans, they can apparently count on receiving similar unsolicited overtures from the animal rights group. Somehow, we have a feeling few if any municipalities will actually take up PETA on its suggestion – unless they're paying for the ads, of course.

[Source: Boston.com | Image: PETA]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      "Meat's not green"

      Tell that to Sam I Am.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Green meat is bad.

      Please, people, don't eat green meat. It was probably sitting out too long. Do NOT listen to Dr. Seuss and eat the green eggs, either, because i'd be very concerned about my eggs being green.

      Green beer, however, is acceptable.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry for the double post, I replied to another comment with this link but I can't help to do it again.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Meat is very green if you buy local and so is everything else. If you really want to take it a step further, buy what is in season in you local market (grown locally of course) and freeze the rest for winter.
      • 4 Years Ago
      THREE electric chargers?! Wow! So long, CO2 problems!
      • 4 Years Ago
      So what would one advertise on standard gasoline pumps; piles of red meat, chewing tobacco and half-nude pics of Gretchen Wilson? Game.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Putting a preachy sign on something used by preachy people may hurt both your causes in the long run.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry, that should be "chickens, cows, pigs, SHEEP, and PETA members".

      Sorry for the typographical error!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Directly below the first 3 lines, I'd paste a response "But it is DELICIOUS!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damnit, Autoblog! This post makes me want a steak, but I still have hours of school left!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Green chicken - is that for St. Patrick's day? The advertisement makes me want to run over that thing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The only green chicken I've ever come across has been in a McDonalds Chicken McNugget!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anyone who truly cares about animals knows what PETA has done to theirs. And I quote... "In 2009, PETA euthanized 2,301 dogs and cats — 97 percent of those brought in — and adopted only eight, according to Virginia state figures. And the rate of these killings has been increasing. From 2004 to 2008, euthanasia at PETA increased by 10 percent."

      This is a good way for PETA to make sure that anyone that gives a whit about animals won't buy an electric car (or at least use the chargers). Way to go...
        • 4 Years Ago
        This is a perfect illustration of why PETA is an overbloated, flailing mess.

        I mean, euthanizing rescued animals, when their own organization is one of the main sources of information on those hoping to set up no-kill shelters?

        Good grief.
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