PETA Outrage: Real or Fake?

When President Obama demonstrated his killer instincts this week by swatting a fly to death midinterview, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) took the opportunity to send the president a humane bug catcher urging him to have compassion for insects and refrain from "executing" them. The organization said it supports all animals, even the least sympathetic ones.

Stories like this give PETA a reputation for extreme, and sometimes comical, support of all animals. I've rounded up some other examples and mixed in some fake ones, too. Find out if you can spot the difference!

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PETA Asked Phish to change its name to Sea Kittens in order to raise empathy for fish.
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PETA asked companies like Gap Inc. to pledge never to use great apes in TV commercials.
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PETA called on drug companies to create a gentler way of getting rid of hair lice that would not actually kill the bugs.
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PETA protested a Ringling Bros. circus Wii game because of the virtual cruelty to animals.
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PETA petitioned TV Land to change the name of its show The Cougar because it was disrespectful to the animals.
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