PETA Wants Hunters & Collectors To Change Its Name

Article about the PETA request for Hunters and Collectors to change their name.

Author:  Brad Esposito, BuzzFeed News.

Date: 2 March 2017.

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PETA Wants Hunters & Collectors To Change Its Name And People Can’t Quite Believe It

You will make me change my band’s name, and I’ll shout it to the blue summer sky.

Representatives from animal rights group PETA sent a letter to the members of vintage Australian rock band Hunters & Collectors on Thursday morning “urging” them to consider an “animal-friendly” new name.

“Some might say that the idea of changing the band’s name is for the birds, and PETA would agree”, Ashley Fruno, PETA’s associate director of campaigns, said in a statement. “It’s for the ducks and other birds who are shot, many of whom die slowly from their wounds.”

Hunters & Collectors is set to reunite again, this time for one gig in Adelaide on Saturday March 4.

“By agreeing to change your name, you would help raise awareness of the cruelty inherent in hunting waterbirds and give ducks a fighting chance,” says the letter.

People online did not take kindly to the idea of a name change.

Michael Byrnes @MichaelByrnes
Animal rights an important issue but PETA is a fruit loop organisation doing harm to the cause. Hunters & Collectors campaign misconceived.
10:55 AM – 2 Mar 2017
13 Retweets 36 likes

good sex-doer @Kermitron
PETA asking Hunters & Collectors to change their name is just the batshit lunacy I needed in my life today.
11:22 AM – 2 Mar 2017
Retweets 11 likes

Leese @SouthCoastLeese
PETA asking Hunters & Collectors to change their name is as stupid as asking Midnight Oil to change their name to a renewable energy source.
11:53 AM – 2 Mar 2017
69 Retweets 106 likes

Glenn Webster @au_glenn
So some clown at @PETA wants Hunters and Collectors to change their name… could I suggest PETA stops wasting money on useless campagins?
2:31 PM – 2 Mar 2017
Retweets 1 like

Melissa Davey @MelissaLDavey
And this is [one of the many reasons] why I have a real issue with PETA. Seriously guys, pick your battles.
9:23 AM – 2 Mar 2017
32 Retweets 65 likes

Mitch Feltscheer @mitchfel
PETA are now aware of how much of a joke organisation they are, all they have left are press releases 100% intended for piss-taking.
9:58 AM – 2 Mar 2017
Retweets 3 likes

Chris Urquhart @chrisurquhart
JUST IN: PETA has written to the Baha Men thanking them for letting the dogs out.
9:44 AM – 2 Mar 2017
9 Retweets 21 likes

None of the members of Hunters & Collectors have responded to the request… yet.