PETA asks Aussie band to change their name

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

Author:  TV NZ.

Date: 2 March 2017.

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PETA asks Aussie band to change their name ahead of shooting season when ducks face an ‘agonising death’.

An animal rights activist group has penned a letter to an Australian band asking them to reconsider their name ahead of the duck shooting season.

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PETA Australia asked Hunters & Collectors to have an “animal-friendly namelift”, and have offered some hilarious alternatives for them to consider.

The band, with a Facebook following of over 46,000, are an eight member rock band with albums named Cut, The Jaws of Life and Juggernaut.
PETA has pitched new names such as, “Hunters & Collectors of Antiques”, “Hunters & Collectors of Vinyl Records”, and “Hunters & Collectors of Beer Cans”.

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“We feel sure that it was never your intention to promote the killing of intelligent, sensitive, and defenseless animals, but your name may nevertheless make hunting seem appealing to your fans,” the letter written by PETA Australia associate director of campaigns Ashley Fruno read.

It said almost 300,000 Australian waterbirds face an “agonising death” during the hunting season.

Mandy Carter of SAFE New Zealand said the idea was “certinly bringing attention to the issue” of duck shooting, but was “probably not something SAFE would do”.

“We do tend to see a celebration of duck shooting, but most people don’t know 275,000 ducks are injured and crippled and die slowly,” she said.
Hunters & Collectors have not yet commented on whether they will consider a name change.

The full letter can be seen here.