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PETA Urges Honey Boo Boo To Rename Pet Chicken

November 11, 2012 02:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

In our time watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, we’ve learned a few things: Honey Boo Boo’s family fiercely embraces its redneck ways. A dollar makes Honey Boo Boo holler. And finally, the pageant princess LOVES eating meat. But PETA apparently hasn’t figured this out yet, as the organization recently sent Honey Boo Boo a letter asking her to give her pet chicken a more animal-friendly name. Yeah, that’s not gonna happen.

Honey Boo Boo loves Nugget, her pet chicken, but she’ll love Nugget even more deep-fried and ready for consumption. PETA’s leaders either have not watched Here Comes Honey Boo Boo or don’t understand what a carnivore its star is, because they decided to send the little pageant queen a request for better animal treatment, or more specifically, not naming her pet after the means by which it will ultimately be consumed.

So, since PETA doesn’t find Nugget a suitable name for a chicken, what could work better? How about “I Am Not A Nugget?” Nice try, PETA, but you might as well quit now. In addition to being incredibly clumsy to pronounce, this name would be a bit misleading. It’s pretty obvious that Nugget ultimately will become a plate full of nuggets.

PETA rep Michelle Cho does have plenty of nice things to say about Nugget. Perhaps she’s hoping that flattery will help to prevent Nugget’s tragic fate. “As I’m sure you are learning from your chicken, chickens are smart, interesting animals with personalities of their own.” And if this tactic doesn’t work, there’s always appealing to Honey Boo Boo’s taste buds! The letter explains, “There are yummy vegan-chicken nuggets in grocery stores today that taste just like meat, except no chicken had to die to make them.”

This might be a valiant effort on PETA’s part, but it’s being wasted on the wrong celebrity. No animal advocate, nutritionist or child psychologist could possibly separate the pageant star from her meat platter!

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39 Responses to “PETA Urges Honey Boo Boo To Rename Pet Chicken”

  1. king Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    f*** PETA i hate those people and anyone who donates money or support them. PETA is a fame and money whore and everyone that does ads for them only do it for the money. Support ASCPA real people who really care about animals and that really need the money. So if you donate to PETA thinking your doing a good deed your just paying 6 figure salaries and the celebrities know it too.

  2. suvine Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    What if Honey Boo Boo says no. Will Peta go smearing after a little girl? Honey boo boo may say ok, she may change the name. Peta does not even know Honey Boo Boo. They are strangers. But Peta is talking for the animals. Would a chicken really care if its name is nugget?

  3. Barbara Smith Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I love PETA and all the work they do. In truth, I would have preferred it if Honey Boo Boo’s parents named her Nugget, or Pork Chops, instead. At the rate she’s growing, she’d make a fine steak, or meatloaf, or hamburger.

  4. BJ Ryan Says:
    December 1st, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Why does PETA care about a name? There are many other issues that this organization can work on such as dog fighting rings, abuse cases, over population,or no – kill shelters. With all this silliness are they a real organization? Or a money maker designed to increase the pockets of a couple of people?

  5. ugene ugenhoff Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:39 am

    i think it is great they did that. if you are a public figure you need to set an example. of all her unfavorable behaviors, at least one good thing about her is that boo boo does like animals. that may be the only decent and human quality the girl has. maybe they can get through to her on some level and make her realize that there is more to life than walmart and hog chasing.

  6. lori Says:
    December 3rd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    You know what? What is the big deal about this little girl? She is nothing dpecial and the public is just making fun of her. Myself, she is not worth the time or money.

  7. Cindy Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Please PETA, I love what you do but, leave that child alone. I don’t think Honey BooBoo has any plans to eat Nugget, especially when they can go down the street to McDonalds. Lol

  8. Cindy Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Honey Boo Boo, I think you’re one of the cutest kids I’ve seen. I love your vibrant personality and your sweet ways. I love all of you. I admire you being normal acting people, especially when we’re in a world of judgements and discriminations. You act, say, and do what you please without worrying about being stereotyped by the public. You’re what this world needs to set it back to the good ole days. This world is too focused on the physical and the material things in life. You need to continue your t.v. series so I can get happy. Merry Christmas to all of You. You’re so special. Love, Cindy

  9. a. nardo Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    It’s apparent that this Honey Boo Boo redneck hasn’t yet aquired any intelligence worth writing about. She looks like she would make a perfect nugget. That’s all this world needs is another red neck little girl. Nothing like going to hell in a handbag.

  10. nardo Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Honey BooBoo would make a nice roast for all those meat eaters out there………..

  11. nardo Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 6:15 pm


  12. TruthBeTold Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Leave this child alone! What the hell is wrong with you? And to all you posters calling this child names and making negative and derogatory comments about her, cut it out too. Just because you can sit behind a computer, doesn’t mean you can pick on a child. Back off and grow up. Oh and PETA, eff off!

  13. Breanna Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I doubt this corpulent child can even read. I don’t think she is even capable of empathy at this point. And to the ignorant person demanding others to “cut it out”, you too are sitting behind a computer. This family chose to be in the public eye, therefore they should be prepared for the onslaught of comments.

  14. yvonne Says:
    December 11th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    come on get off “”the little child”" blame the fat greedy mother that acts like she is drugged to the hilt she is abusing this little girl for money i bet no one asked HONEY how embrassed she might be so PETA go after the so called mother who is abusing her little animal child GROW UP PEOPLE

  15. chris Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Honey Boo-boo is a sad excuse for a show. The mother is a fat slob along with her “boyfriend” and that child will grow up to be just like her mother if she doesn’t get some sense knocked into her. For all the people on this post that LOVE this show – wow how redneck are you?

    Regarding the Peta comments – the reason they want to change the name of the chicken is so people don’t think you can raise a pet and then eat it! DUH!!! The rate she is going she will be a diabetic and have a heart attack by the time she is 20! I hope her parents or social services get some help for her before its too late….so sad

  16. Amber Says:
    December 18th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    What is wrong with an adult that would take pot shots at a kid…and I don’t care they are on TV, she is a child and you are old enough to right and wrong.

    PS PETA let it go. Chickens are eaten by humans, they have been, they are, and they forever will be. My husband is from NC and lived on a farm. They named the chicks then ate them when they became chickens.

    -Forever a Carnivore

  17. chris Says:
    December 18th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Amber, the point PETA is trying to make is that “pets” shouldn’t be eaten. If they are farm animals raised as farm animals then people don’t name them. I think its pretty crappy to a child to name their “pet” and then kill it and eat it…

    Wow – here is our pet cow that we are now chewing on. I am and forever will be a vegan. Have you seen what they do to animals so you can have a rib?

    Always for the ethical treatment of animals and for the healthy well being of people as well. If we all live like we all have feeling then maybe the world wouldn’t be filled with such hate.

  18. Joe Public Says:
    December 19th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    With everything else going on in the country/world this is what is newsworthy in America?

    It doesn’t matter what your stance is on this topic … you people are idiots.

  19. rae Says:
    December 23rd, 2012 at 2:46 am

    PETA is a deceptive organization. Their public image is great. I donated for decades. But those involved in rescue organizations know what their actual behavior is. They also want certain breeds to be eliminated.

    As for “nugget” why the fuss about a name? Thousands of children in this country grow up on farms or belong to 4H where they learn that pets can become food.

  20. william Says:
    January 18th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    People Eating Tasty Animals should leave little BooBoo alone!

  21. Pat Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Honey Boo Boo should change the name to …. “Deep Fried”.

  22. Mark Says:
    March 1st, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I haver never seen Honey Boo Boo, and plan to continue that policy. However, I like PETA. They do a great job of getting good-looking celebrities naked.

  23. shauna Says:
    March 6th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Honey Boo Boo is the most ignorant piece of hillbilly redneck white trash I have ever had the displeasure of subjecting myself and my 14yr old daughter to even she was dumb founded as to why that family acts the way they do and why that child behaves in such a deviant manner all I could do was apologize and explain to my child how blessed she is to be raised in a home not a zoo. As for PETA find something else to bitch about realy.

  24. diane greer Says:
    March 6th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I have never in my life seen such a judgmental group of people.Why attack this child and her family?So now if your fat, your less than human?Not having an education makes you somehow not quite up to par? What you people do not realize is this is a fairly happy family that does not seem to be overly concerned with what the world thinks about them, and we should all be so lucky!Where i come from they have a saying”poor people have poor ways,” Meaning when you get used to living a certain way, money doesn’t change it. So yes they will probably always eat their spaghetti with butter and ketchup, so what.Not so healthy but do you REALLY care? I think not. Just a chance to bash someone you think is a little lower than yourselves. What ever happened to live and let live? You should all be ashamed.

  25. nomeat Says:
    March 6th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Maybe you PETA haters should be careful of your hateful, predatory Karma (no that’s not sauce on your tandoori chicken). It’s a drag to come back as your lunch. BTW, how does anyone know what those people are even saying?

  26. Crystal Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    To be honest i have seen her show, i was not impressed. Not because i thought they were trailer trash but simply because the show didn’t interest me. For every one out there insulting this child and her family, think about this for just one moment. You watch it on tv if you dont like it change the channel! Oh look problem solved no one is forcing you to watch this family nor are they forcing you to read about this family. YOU CHOOSE TO SO STOP WHINNING LIKE A BABY. As far a PETA you guys can take a very long walk off a very short peir. I have seen animals being abused and being mistreated where were you? Where were you to at least make sure that the cows we eat have been pampered and not drugged or turn cannibalistic before we eat them? Not to mention the fact of one very tiny but important detail HOW MANY PETA MEMBERS ARE VEGAN?!?

  27. StillLaughing Says:
    April 16th, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Oh come on, this has to be one of the funniest things ever.
    PETA is asking someone to change the name of their pet? Regardless if Boo Boo’s gonna eat it or not, where the hell do PETA get off trying to “order” someone, anyone, to rename their pets?
    Sorry, did I say funniest? I meant dumbest thing I have read this year so far.
    Please change the name of your pet… Really? Please kiss my behind.
    You better redneckonize!

  28. lae Says:
    April 26th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    rename the chicken ‘nuggets with fries’

  29. ScriptTease Says:
    May 1st, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    PETA people are crazy. People Eating Tasty Animals.

  30. John Williams Says:
    May 2nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    PETA are just seeking publicity and donations as usual. Have their policies have really changed since that incredible court case? How many dogs do they euthanize a month?

  31. Hadiza Says:
    May 7th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Peta get real and focus on more important issues. chickens are created to be eaten. their destinies is that they should be food whether they have names or not. if nugget does not get eaten it would not have fulfilled its destiny. how would you feel if you are not able to fulfill your destiny?

  32. Natural Gas Jobs Pa Says:
    June 2nd, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Natural Gas Jobs Pa supports Honey boo boo in this one. It’s easy for peta to be more retarded than her. They just have to show up.. well I guess Honey boo boo does too, okay okay it’s a tie.

  33. John Says:
    June 4th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    That show is hick. I wish those people would drop the redneck crap and go through college and get some culture. The mother is a fat uneducated slob and the little girl is already a little pig looking hick.

  34. John Says:
    June 4th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Only hicks watch this show and Nascar is the same way. It’s all about using bad grammar, being obese, having no teeth and only having redneck goals in life.

  35. Robert Says:
    July 6th, 2013 at 2:28 am

    You wrote

    > This might be a valiant effort on PETA’s part,
    > but it’s being wasted on the wrong celebrity.

    Wrong. They got you to write this article about them, which is all they wanted in the first place.

  36. Jerry Says:
    July 14th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Someone needs to drop that whole family into a deep frier. Just for kicks though; they’re not fit for consumption.

  37. Paige Says:
    July 18th, 2013 at 2:44 am

    I personally like the show and you all are blind that is a happy little girl, yeah she is chubby but how many of you weren’t at her age ? yeah a lot of you I thought so she still has time to grow into herself she is only 7 years old and her mother dose a dame good job raising her children we have all made mistakes with our kids no one has a right to think that they are better then anyone person because by doing so that make them better then you, you should all take a nice long look in the mirror at all of your own faults before pointing out someone else s, nice to see that Honey Boo Boo’s family has way more class then any of you ignorant people ..

    As for Peta leave that little girl alone she is not going to eat Nugget she loves that chicken, it is perfectly safe with her, but if she dose choose to eat him which she wont that is her business not yours so why don’t you go stop dog fighting in mexico and stop the SPCA from putting animals to sleep and shut the F**k up !!!!!!!!

  38. Benjamin Says:
    July 20th, 2013 at 3:44 am

    I live in Australia and I have pay television i’ve seen the show it is the worst retarded piece of shit around, the little girl is going to go to a shitty redneck school and boast the fact that she won a few littlest slut competitions, here is a yo mama joke for her Yo Mama so fat, ugly, retarded, redneck,hick filled piece of crap even Clinton didn’t want a piece. Anyway when she gets to High school she will be a washed out tramp that not even her mother will want. She will no longer have any income and will be living off the little money she can get from the people who pay her to dominate them. Anyway PETA is a useless piece of shit organisation from all i have heard and read all they have is an image. They don’t contribute to society, hell a chicken called Nugget, the whole redneck community are carnivorous and the ones who are vegan obviously are hiding a steak under their pillow or between their ass cheeks. Anyway the little bitch loves nuggets, she calls a chicken nugget well maybe she wants a big nugget because even super sized couldn’t even fill her up(To what i think is a 6 year old girl). Now if you want an organisation who actually saves animals support the RSPCA they are an Australian group who don’t speak much about what they do because they are busy actually saving and helping animals. Well that’s my opinion, be happy to complain about it

  39. musicman7 Says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Peta is nothing but a bunch of inadequate,self-absorbed morons,along with the so-called “humane society of the United States” and it`s minions of self-loving liars–neither of which donate on dollar of their stolen money that they perpetrate with their front of being”Concerned about the well being of animals” to any animal shelter anywhere in the world.If you wish to see your money actually used for something besides these lying thieves such as Mc cartney and the rest of his pathetic ilk to fly around on their jets and attack law abiding gun owners and hunters–then give your money to your local ASPCA–they really use the money to help animals instead of financing their sickening lifestyles with money that should be used for the benefit of animals.


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