Is this a case of political correctness gone too far?

Who knew eggs and bacon could be so controversial? The delicious breakfast staple that has been gracing tables for centuries
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Who knew eggs and bacon could be so controversial? The delicious breakfast staple that has been gracing tables for centuries is causing a bit of a stir in Tasmania, with animal activists desperate to change the name of a well-known landmark.

According to People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (more commonly known as PETA) have decided that Eggs and Bacon Bay does nothing but promote unhealthy living, and it needs to be changed.

The group has written a letter to the Huon Valley mayor saying that bacon, eggs and other animal-derived foods must be kept off the plates of residents for the sake of their health (and for the animals), and a healthier alternative to Eggs and Bacon Bay would be Apple and Cherry Bay — because they are locally grown fruits, of course!

“Considering the high levels of cholesterol and saturated fat in both eggs and bacon, the area may as well be called ‘Heart Attack Bay’,” campaign coordinator Claire Fryer says.

As you might expect, there has been some backlash about the proposal on social media.

However, Eggs and Bacon Bay — which refers to the yellow and red flowers found at the bay, Starts at 60 has been told — isn’t the only landmark in PETA’s sight.

“Certainly, we will consider writing to other districts around Australia where there are perhaps inappropriately named areas,” Fryer says.

What do you think of this news? Is this political correctness gone too far or does PETA make a good point? Are there other places you are aware of that have ‘inappropriate’ names?

  1. Bette Davis  

    I’ll never forgive PETA for releasing mink into the British countryside, the only thing caused was havoc to the native wildlife, oh and egging old women for wearing an ancient fur BLAH

  2. Annette Strong  

    These people need to get a life. There is suffering all around the world, killings, mutilations, kidnapping of young girls, I am sure that anyone involved in this suffering would laugh at the groups goals as being so inappropriate and petty. do they honestly think that changing the name of a bay is going to change the way people choose to eat. They obviously have nothing better to do.

    • Dave Commens  

      Totally agree. How stupid. These people obviously live in their own little strange world and think everyone else should as well.

    • Rhonda  

      Well said Annette, I totally agree!

    • Teri Planken  

      Absolutely & totally agree! These people clearly live in their own little vegan worlds (I have nothing personal against vegans) & have nothing better to do with their time. They seriously need to get a life! This is most definitely political correctness & bloody minded do-gooders gone mad!!

  3. Trudy  

    Get a grip of yourself woman. In Perth there is a suburb Innaloo, and u think Evgs and Bacon Bay is bad. It’s not even political correctness anymore just plain stupidity that people dream up all these idiotic. Reasons why a place shouldn’t be named or called something

  4. Kay Hill  

    Give me a break! Where the hell do these idiots come from? Another planet I’m sure. Get a life and leave ours alone.

    • SANDRA PAUL  

      Sandra
      All I can say is that these people have way too much to e on their hands..I bet they dont like being told what to eat…so don’t tell me..I do not need you to make decisions for me..

    • Marilyn Gibson  

      I agree. I’ve actually had a picnic lunch at Egg and Bacon Bay in Tasmania. Beautiful beach pure white sand, beautiful clear water. Get your hands OFF ! – PETA. What about The Sandwich Islands, Hawaii. Going to obliterate that from the map too?? Go and do something useful in the world.

    • Marilyn Gibson  

      I agree. I’ve actually had a picnic lunch at Egg and Bacon Bay in Tasmania. Beautiful beach pure white sand, beautiful clear water. Get your hands OFF ! – PETA. What about The Sandwich Islands, Hawaii. Going to obliterate that from the map too?? Go and do something useful in the world.

  5. perhaps MS. FRYER could have a name change as well !!!!

    • Diane welsh  

      Sounds like a good idea change your own name you silly woman

    • Peter John  

      miss steamed perhaps. Much healthier

    • Sandy Williams  

      Maybe we could call her old boiler.

  6. Yvonne  

    how does promoting the ethical treatment of animals morph into trying to force everyone to become vegan. Definitely needs a name change

  7. ann hill  

    Maybe PETA should take a good look at themselves then look at the state of our world and the dreadful suffering going on. Starvation and slavery of children!!! How self indulged are these people who cant find better things to do with their pathetic lives.

    • Katrina Douglas  

      They are trying to save the pathetic lives of innocent animals who suffer dreadfully at the hands of greedy cruel humans!

      • wyn  

        Yes and that is commendable. But what the hell has changing a geographical name got to do with saving animals?

  8. Tom Griffiths  

    Maybe Ms. Fryer would go for Fruit Cake Bay, the nuts are already in.

    • Kathleen Lee  

      lolol. Love this comment. Completely agree.

  9. KJ  

    FFS – I HOPE THESE IDIOTS (PETA) DON’T RECIEVE ONE CENT OF GOVERNMENT FUNDING

  10. Leonie French  

    For heavens sake can these people get a job and occupy their minds elsewhere . Mrs Fryer needs a name change ,she is a heart attack waiting to happen.

    • Rob Cooper  

      My sentiments exactly. Maybe she could change her name to “SALAD” which is much healthier and doesn’t even remotely suggest animal products.

      I think they need a reality check.

  11. Plants have feelings too. Animal products are out plants are out, will fresh air do. What right has one group have to press their aims on the rest of society. Persuade by logic but not by force. The same as religion killing other humans because they follow another version of the same theme.

  12. Carol Samata  

    Is claire Fryer going to change her name then after all frying is not a healthy cooking method

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