A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 10, 2014
“Please Eat The Activist” (PETA backronym)

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an animal rights organization, founded in 1980. “Please Eat The Activist” is a PETA backronym (back acronym) that has been cited in print since at least 2008. In 2012, a cartoon showed a bear eating someone with a PETA shirt and a “SAVE THE BEARS “ Sign, with the bear explaining to another bear, “I think it stands for, ‘Please Eat the Activist,” which is exactly what I did!”

Another backronym of PETA is “People Eating Tasty Animals.”


Wikipedia: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA; stylized PeTA) is an American animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, and led by Ingrid Newkirk, its international president. A non-profit corporation with 300 employees, it says it has three million members and supporters and is the largest animal rights group in the world. Its slogan is “animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse in any way.”

THe Truth about Nobody
Thursday, July 24, 2008
PETA (Please Eat The Activist)
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Take for example someone who has the good fortune to be born into a vegetarian family. (good fortune and vegetarianism? that’s like saying you are fortunate to be born in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe!) Why they would lapse into a carnivorous diet and pick up disease, obesity, bad odour, (eh?) and bad karma is beyond my understanding. But people do. Every now and then, I see people from proud (eh, again!) vegetarian families eating meat....... These are the reasons spouted by ex-vegetarians for breaking the faith:

BigGameHunt.net
By: moderator
Posted on: 04/16/12
(CARTOON: One bear has just eaten a person wearing a “PETA” shirt and carrying a “SAVE THE BEARS” sign. THe bear explains to another bear.—ed.)
“I think it stands for, ‘Please Eat the Activist,” which is exactly what I did!”

Jokeroo Forum
indianajoe
04-29-2012, 07:23 AM
Re: Is PETA a sick joke?
P E T A = Please Eat The Activist

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Madeleine McAulay
‏@m_mcaulay
PETA: Please Eat The Activist. <--- Someone on FB came up with this! #hahaha
11:10 PM - 11 Jun 2012

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P E T A : Please Eat The Activist or People for The Eating of Tasty Animals Both work for me! http://fb.me/1K5VV6ucA
2:08 PM - 6 Nov 2012

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