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.