PETA creates Manti Te’o billboard to promote faux-chicken for Super Bowl XLVII

PETA has officially taken the lead for the “who can make the most fun of Manti Te’o” race. If you’re wondering, yes folks this is real and PETA has stooped to a new low.

Do we mind it? No, because if you are going to use Twitter to date a girl, well, then you deserve to get made fun of.

Did we expect this from PETA? Most certainly not.

According to Matt Hinton of CBS Sports, PETA is trying to erect the above billboard in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. The tagline reads, “Sometimes faking it is better,” which is being used to promote faux-chicken recipes.

The advertisement on PETA’s official blog states,

Manti Te’o may have been buffaloed by a fake girlfriend, but sometimes “fake” is actually better. That’s why PETA created this billboard urging football fans to avoid unnecessary roughness to chickens on Super Bowl Sunday by intentionally grounding real chicken wings and opting for play-action fake fowl instead:Those animals in PETA’s “Glass Walls” video? Unlike Manti’s make-believe girlfriend, their deaths are real. Birds slaughtered for their wings and other body parts are often dropped into tanks of scalding-hot water while they are still conscious and aren’t covered by even the meager protections of the Humane Slaughter Act.

The price of chicken wings is currently skyrocketing because of higher feed costs caused by this summer’s drought, which makes now the perfect time to try vegan wings, such as Gardein Classic Style Buffalo Wings, a favorite of vegetarian and former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams.

This Super Bowl Sunday, opt for healthy and humane faux wings (find recipes at PETA’s Living page). That way, nobody gets hurt.

PETA officer Wendy Wegner is currently pushing for the billboard to be erected in time for the big game’s festivities, they are now waiting for clearance on using the likeness of Te’o and Notre Dame’s logo.

What do you think about this move by PETA? Sound off below!
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  • Heather Moore

    Faux wings are fantastic!
    More chicken wings are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday than at any other time of the year. Before they’re battered and served at tailgating parties,
    chickens are crammed into dark, feces-filled sheds. They’re bred and drugged to
    grow so large so quickly that their legs and organs can’t keep up, making heart
    attacks and crippling leg deformities common. Many endure broken bones and
    other abuses en route to the slaughter. At the slaughterhouse, the terrified
    birds are shackled and hung upside down; their throats are cut while they’re
    still conscious and they are often scalded alive in the tanks of water used for
    feather removal.

    If this doesn’t sound very sporting to you, try Gardein’s great-tasting faux wings or other meatless varieties. Check out for other product suggestions and vegan recipes.

  • gerry30

    Is that why they taste so good plain or with sauce?