PETA to Chip Hearn: How ‘Bout Some Dog Poop?

by Dave on June 25, 2010

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), having learned of the success of the “booger” ice cream flavor at Rehoboth Beach’s The Ice Cream Store, has reached out to owner Chip Hearn with a request — create nondairy ice cream in the flavors “dog poop” and “kitty litter” and donate part of the proceeds to a spaying and neutering program.

PETA’s press release:

Today, PETA sent a letter to Luther Hearn, owner of The Ice Cream Store in Rehoboth Beach, Del., dishing out the poop on the dog and cat overpopulation crisis. The store recently announced its new and apparently popular “booger” ice cream (eew!), and now PETA is asking Hearn to create two nondairy ice cream flavors–“dog poop” and “kitty litter”–and donate part of the proceeds to a low-cost spaying and neutering program, such as the one that PETA offers.

Every year, up to 8 million wonderful and worthy dogs and cats enter animal shelters in the U.S., and about half of them must to be euthanized because of a lack of good homes. PETA encourages people who want to bring a dog or cat into their families to adopt one from an animal shelter because, as the group’s posters say, buying an animal from a breeder or pet shop kills a shelter dog or cat’s chances of finding a home.

“PETA hopes that The Ice Cream Store will help take a bite out of the homeless animal crisis by introducing ‘dog poop’–and ‘kitty litter’–flavored soy ice cream,” says PETA vice president in charge of companion animal issues Daphna Nachminovitch. “By adding a dairy-free alternative to its other flavors, the store will appeal to anyone who has a dog or cat at home or helps animals in need.”

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