PETA Names L.A. Their 2012 City of the Year
In the same year that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) tried to convince us going vegan is good for guys' junk, the animal rights organization has bestowed upon Los Angeles the honor of being their 2012 City of the Year.
L.A. was chosen for several reasons, including our becoming the biggest American city to prohibit pet shops from selling animals from breeders and puppy mills, the consideration of a future ban "barring circuses and other traveling exhibitions from forcing elephants to perform in L.A.," and for our City Council's endorsement of Meatless Mondays.
Additionally, PETA points out that last year L.A. has even more to (soy-based-simulation) crow about:
In July, Dodger Stadium took the fifth spot on PETA's annual list of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Major League Ballparks. L.A. is also the hometown of PETA's 2012 Person of the Year, the fabulous Anjelica Huston.
Bonus is that L.A. is in the Golden State of "animal-friendly legislation," specifically enacting bans on foie gras and shark fin soup, and "the passage of a law that raises the standards of animal welfare on factory farms."
It doesn't hurt, either, that PETA opened up new offices in L.A. in the very vegan-friendly Echo Park.
Here's a bit more of PETA's 2012 in Los Angeles:
PETA Planning to Protest NBC's 'Animal Practice'
PETA Readies to Clip Chick-fil-A's Biblical, Anti-Gay Wings
PETA to Descend Upon DTLA in the Name of Elephants
Woody Harrelson and Jessica Chastain Named Sexiest Vegetarians
To The Rescue: PETA Hosts Chicken Adoption This Saturday in Echo Park
PETA Plans Another Foie Gras Protest 5 Days Before the Ban
PETA Model Gets (Nearly) Naked at Restaurant to Protest Celebrity Butcher (NSFW)
They're Hatin' It: PETA Holding Anti-McNugget Protest Saturday Outside an Echo Park McDonald's