PETA wants Ham Lake, Minnesota to change its name
People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called on the city of Ham Lake, Minnesota to change its name to Yam Lake. PETA says the new name would be more “pig friendly” (Yes, really.)
The county town of Anoka takes its name from the lake that reminded early settlers of the shape of a ham, but PETA says it also looks like a yam.
In a press release, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said:
Pigs are intelligent, sensitive, and wonderful individuals, so if we have a heart, we’ll leave their paws alone and choose yams over hams. PETA is considering a new “Yam Lake” that promotes kindness and healthy eating.
PETA has also suggested that his group would be willing to pay for the replacement of Ham Lake’s current panels. Ham (Yam) Lake has a population of 17,081 according to the 2020 U.S. Census.
In a letter to Ham Lake Mayor Mike Van Kirk, the president of PETA said:
By renaming the city, you would take a great opportunity to show how easy it is to change over time. Thanks for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
What other towns and cities in Minnesota would also need a name change according to PETA’s thinking? Lac de l’Ours Blanc? Buffalo? Falcon heights? Moose Lake?
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