PETA director Ashley Fruno urges Aussie rock band to change their name

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

Author:  Marta Jary, Daily Mail Australua.

Date: 2 March 2017.

Original URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4273594/PETA-asks-Hunters-Collectors-change-name.html

 

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PETA director Ashley Fruno urges Aussie rock band Hunters and Collectors to change their name because she thinks it will discourage people from ‘killing defenseless animals’

Iconic Aussie rock band Hunters and Collectors have been urged by PETA to change their name to discourage people from ‘killing defenseless animals’.

Ashley Fruno, The Australian associate director of campaigns for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, wrote to the band personally on Thursday.

‘We feel sure that it was never your intention to promote the killing of intelligent, sensitive, and defenseless animals,’ Ashley’s letter began.

Name change? Iconic Aussie rock band Hunters and Collectors were urged by PETA to change their name to discourage people from ‘killing defenseless animals’

She continued, ‘But your name may nevertheless make hunting seem appealing to your fans’.

‘Nearly 300,000 Australian waterbirds face an agonising death during hunting season, which opens in Victoria and Tasmania next week,’ she wrote.

Ashley concluded, ‘As your Adelaide reunion show is coming up, now is the perfect time for a band namelift.’

The band has not yet responded to the letter, which was posted to PETA’s Australian website on Thursday.

Fighting for their rights: Ashley Fruno (pictured) The Australian associate director of campaigns for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, wrote to the band personally.

Protests: Ashley is an outspoken campaigner for the animal rights organisation and has stripped off for the cause at protests in North Korea and Thailand.

‘Changing its name would be a win-win situation for the band’, Ashley was quoted as saying on the site.

She added: ‘The name would no longer be synonymous with animal suffering, and the move would help persuade people to aim for less violent hobbies.’

Ashley is an outspoken campaigner for the animal rights organisation and has stripped off for the cause at protests in North Korea and Thailand.

Plea: ‘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’ Ashley’s letter began.

Animal welfare: ‘The name would no longer be synonymous with animal suffering, and the move would help persuade people to aim for less violent hobbies,’ Ashley says.

Last year, in an article for The Daily Telegraph, the activist argued that people who hurt animals are more likely to commit domestic abuse.

She wrote, ‘Those who abuse animals also tend to use more dangerous forms of violence and controlling behaviour towards their partners’.

Hunters and Collectors are set to perform at Adelaide’s Clipsal 500 on March 4.

Live: Hunters and Collectors are set to perform at Adelaide’s Clipsal 500 on March 4.

 

 

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