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Thu Jun 3, 2021, 01:09 PM

PETA to Ham Lake officials: 'Yam Lake' goes down better

A national animal rights group wants the city of Ham Lake to change its name to the more pig-positive "Yam Lake" and says it will help cover the cost of changing the city's signs if officials agree.

To sweeten the deal, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it would even send candied yams for the whole Anoka County city of 16,800 to enjoy.

"Pigs are smart, sensitive, wonderful individuals, so if we have a heart, we'll leave their legs alone and choose yams over hams," said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. "PETA envisions a new 'Yam Lake' that promotes kindness and healthy eating."

Last week, Newkirk sent a letter to Ham Lake Mayor Mike Van Kirk proposing to change the city's name, which Anoka County commissioners gave it in the 1870s because of the adjacent lake they thought was shaped like a ham.

Newkirk also sent a photo of the lake southeast of Hwy. 65 and NE. Constance Boulevard, claiming it more closely resembles a tuber.

More..

https://www.startribune.com/peta-to-ham-lake-officials-yam-lake-goes-down-better/600063361/

OKaaay..

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question everything Jun 2021 OP
geardaddy Jun 2021 #1
Thomas Hurt Jun 2021 #2
LuckyLib Jun 2021 #3
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Thu Jun 3, 2021, 01:54 PM

1. Oh boy.

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Thu Jun 3, 2021, 02:29 PM

2. Why not just call it Pig Lake then.

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Thu Jun 3, 2021, 04:44 PM

3. Of all the causes to put your energy in, this has to be

the most ridiculous.

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Thu Jun 3, 2021, 07:08 PM

4. How very Minnesota. (n/t)

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Thu Jun 3, 2021, 09:01 PM

5. This is why PETA has trouble being taken seriously.

But let's be thankful there was never a town "up north" named Pork Rapids.

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