PETA at it again…

I think it’s official. PETA has become a parody of itself. But then again this is the same organization that wanted the Milwaukee Brewers to add a veggie burger to their traditional between-innings sausage races.

HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) A national animal rights group has offered Hamburg officials $15,000 to change the town’s name to Veggieburg.

”The town’s name conjures up visions of unhealthy patties of ground-up dead cows,” said Joe Haptas, spokesman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), in a letter faxed Monday to Hamburg Supervisor Patrick Hoak.

PETA offered to supply area schools with $15,000 worth of non-meat patties for the name change.

In 1996, PETA proposed that the Hudson Valley town of Fishkill change its centuries-old name to Fishsave, since the group believed the name conjured up violent imagery of dead fish.

The town was named by Dutch settlers in the early 1600s. ”Kill” is the Dutch word for ”stream.”