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Old 29 Apr 2003, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HAMBURG (Reuters) - The German port of Hamburg has been offered $10,500 to change its name to "Veggieburg" by animal rights activists who are unhappy about the city's association with hamburgers.



"Hamburg could promote animal welfare and court sympathy for animals by changing its name to Veggieburg," the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wrote in a letter sent to Hamburg Mayor Ole von Beust on Monday.


The German chapter of PETA, which claims 750,000 members worldwide, said the organization would give Hamburg's childcare facilities 10,000 euros worth of vegetarian burgers if the city changed its name.


But city officials in Hamburg, Germany's second largest city which traces its roots the ninth century, were unmoved.


"I cannot afford to waste my time with this. I don't even want to look at nonsense like this," said Klaus May, a city government spokesman. "But that doesn't mean we Hamburgers don't have a sense of humor."


In its letter, PETA said the name Hamburg conjured up images of "unhealthy beef patties made of pulverized dead cattle.


"Millions of people fall ill each year with fatal ailments like heart disease, cancer, strokes and diabetes from eating hamburgers," PETA said in the letter obtained by Reuters.


The original "hamburger steak," a dish made of ground beef, traveled west with German migrants to the United States in the 19th century.


The first mention of "hamburgers" appeared on a menu in a New York restaurant in 1834. Some historians trace its origins to a minced beef sandwich once popular with sailors in Hamburg.


The city name "Hamburg" comes from the old Saxon words "ham" (bay) and "burg" (fortress).


PETA recently made a similar offer to the U.S. town of Hamburg, New York. But their $15,000 bid was rejected.








***Okay if you read that you saw that PETA claims some ignorant people for their ranks..they want to rename a German city because "they are unhappy with the city's association with hamburgers"***


......anyways this made me hungry so I'm gonna go get a nice juicy burger

and as far as topics go....Where do you stand on animal rights?

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Old 29 Apr 2003, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hate PETA, always have, always will. They need to find better things to do with their time. The city of Hamburg wasn't named after hamburgers. What the hell does that have to do with animal rights? I'll tell you.......nothing.
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well said pimp...damned sandwich was named after the city

stupid PETA
 
 


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