PETA has asked Pet Shop Boys to change their name to Rescue Shelter Boys.
You have many loyal fans of the Pet Shop Boys [JMG:*] here at PETA. We have a request that may at first seem bizarre, but we hope that after considering the following facts, you will understand why we are asking this of you: will you please consider changing your name from the Pet Shop Boys* to the Rescue Shelter Boys? Most pet-shop animals are kept in cages or runs that are far too small for their needs. Exercise is minimal, and they often never leave their cages until the day that they are sold. Nocturnal animals are displayed throughout the day under glaring lights. Predators, such as snakes, may be displayed alongside their prey. No screening is done to ensure the suitability of prospective guardians. By agreeing to change your name to the Rescue Shelter Boys, you would help raise awareness about the cruelty involved in the pet trade and encourage your millions of fans to consider giving a home to an abandoned or unwanted animal from an animal shelter. So, what do you say?
Pet Shop Boys say the request is one they are “unable to agree to but nonetheless think raises an issue worth thinking about.” PETA’s request has been posted to the front page of the band’s official site.
(Via – Towleroad)
*Note of extreme pedantry: The band’s name is Pet Shop Boys, not *The* Pet Shop Boys. We don’t say The Depeche Mode or The Erasure do we?