Animal activists recently launched a bid to request that Australian authorities rename Tasmania’s Eggs and Bacon Bay to a more animal-friendly name. PETA Australia campaign coordinator Claire Fryer wrote to the Huon Valley Council requesting the location be known as Apple and Cherry Bay:
Obviously Tasmania is known as the Apple Isle and the Huon Valley produces a lot of apples and cherries, and we think it’s a much better, kinder, compassionate and healthy name for this particular area. Considering the high levels of cholesterol and saturated fat in both eggs and bacon, the area might as well be called Heart Attack Bay. This name change could be just what the doctor ordered.
Locals have indicated that the name came from the dining choices of Lady Jane Franklin, the wife of 18th century governor John Franklin. Others have argued that the name comes from the area’s wildflowers that cover the shores in November and December.
Some local residents have questioned the importance of the matter, and wondered whether it was a joke. One resident was quoted in an ABC News article as, “these single-interest groups ought to go overseas and annoy the s*** out of ISIS. There’s plenty of room in the world for them to go and annoy other people and leave us in peace.”
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