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PETA to Zac Brown Band: Try tofu!

If PETA gets its way this will be "Tofu Fried" instead

If PETA gets its way this will be "Tofu Fried" instead

Here’s the latest from the folks who wanted a robot bulldog to replace Uga on the UGA sidelines and a robot groundhog to replace Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day.

PETA wants the Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band to make a little tweak to “Chicken Fried” and make it “Tofu Fried” instead.

“We’re writing today in the hope that you’ll extend your love of freedom to animals,” the animal rights group wrote in a letter to the Georgia rockers. “In your song ‘Chicken Fried,’ you praise the simple pleasures of life—a cool drink, a home filled with love, enjoying the sunshine—all pastimes denied to the millions of cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals raised for food on factory farms every year.”

To help seal the deal PETA said it’s “sending the band a basket of delicious, protein-rich faux meats.”

No word on whether tofu products are set to appear on the band’s next album.

- Jennifer Brett, jbrett@ajc.com

88 comments Add your comment

Big J

February 4th, 2010
12:30 pm

I hope ZBB feeds the tofu to some pics before they kill it, smoke it and enjoy some good Gawja ‘Cue.

Chad

February 4th, 2010
12:31 pm

These people are idiots! They need to be worried about the real problems of the world.

ARE you kidding me?

February 4th, 2010
12:36 pm

Give me a break! These whack jobs just need to go away. Nobody in their right mind cares about their “cause”. I believe these folks would run over somebody’s child if they thought they could save a chicken in the process. Talk about misplaced priorities!

Blackberry Cobbler

February 4th, 2010
12:36 pm

So, the freedoms of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in our Constitution should now be applied to animals also? Animals should enjoy the same “rights” as humans?

PETA— what a bunch of nuts jobs!!!! And they wonder why most Americans don’t take them seriously.

Jim

February 4th, 2010
12:40 pm

Has PETA recently changed leadership? The level of whacky in that organization has gone up a few clicks. Robot hell! Dress me up like UGA that the best seat in the house!

Ron Mexico

February 4th, 2010
12:40 pm

My dog really wants to vote, can you guys at PETA get to work on that? Thanks

Ron Mexico

February 4th, 2010
12:42 pm

My dog really wants to vote too PETA, can you guys get to work on that. Thanks

D2_gadawg

February 4th, 2010
12:45 pm

Will one of you guys please hold your breath, close your eyes, and sleep with Ingrid Newkirk? That’s got to be the reason that group is so out of touch. Maybe if she gets laid they’ll all calm down.

Marie

February 4th, 2010
12:48 pm

Dear peta – BLAH BLAH BLAH…

DAVID: Idiot Detector

February 4th, 2010
12:48 pm

PETA……..GET A BRAIN…….GET A LIFE…

Paul

February 4th, 2010
12:49 pm

the phrase “chicken fried” has a different meaning than those PETA yankees think. you can have ckicken fried steak, chicken or tofu. Thoase people are as smart as a sack full of hammers.

SCFalconfan

February 4th, 2010
12:50 pm

I’m a member of PETA:

People
Eating
Tasty
Animals

Matt

February 4th, 2010
12:52 pm

PETA is definitely “Chicken Fried”. If man wasn’t meant to eat meat then why is it so tasty? And why do we have canine teeth? And why do a lot of vegans suffer from iron deficiency without supplements?

SO TIRED

February 4th, 2010
1:01 pm

I am so tired of seeing PETA on everything. They make as* itch. They are always complaining about something. I wonder do they realize that the shoes, they wear, are made from leather and that came from cow-hide? I wish they would just shut up already…and please get a life!

Sugarfoot

February 4th, 2010
1:02 pm

I believe we are now near the end of civilization as we know it. PETA appears to have steered way off course of late, haven’t they?!

linda koon

February 4th, 2010
1:08 pm

What the heck do those people do besides sit around and think up stupid ideas. Do they wear plastic shoes and go nude? There is a difference in eating meat to survive and cruelty to animals. I love fried checken and I could eat it every day!

petar

February 4th, 2010
1:09 pm

So…How would you actually kill and clean a tofu?

Relentless

February 4th, 2010
1:10 pm

My dear PETA, You are soooo stupid!! — The song is about chicken fried food, not fried chicken. Down south we love our chicken fried foods. And, chicken fried tofu is one of our favorites. Oh, by the way, I’ll bet The Zac Brown Band would appreciate it a lot more if you would send a couple of your naked protesters rather than the “faux meat”.

EW

February 4th, 2010
1:11 pm

Really?? Seriously?? Please tell me that Ashton Kutcher is going to tell us ALL that we are being punked!

Uncle Rico

February 4th, 2010
1:13 pm

People, you all need to be kinder to animals. If you run over a squirrel in the road and it is still wiggling, please run over it again to end its suffering.

Meat Lover

February 4th, 2010
1:16 pm

Those peta freaks really have lost their mind!! They need a little to get a life!~

GTBebe

February 4th, 2010
1:19 pm

PETA = PITA = Pain in the A$$!

Uncle Rico

February 4th, 2010
1:22 pm

PETA, I need some advice: Is it kinder to animals to boil them, bake them, broil them, grill them or fry them before consuming them? Should I just eat them raw?

atlwolf

February 4th, 2010
1:22 pm

God these people are so freaking stupid. How can anyone possibly take them seriously?

Carnivore

February 4th, 2010
1:23 pm

PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals

j.moore

February 4th, 2010
1:25 pm

I like Peta. They taste like Chicken.

G'Vegas Dawg

February 4th, 2010
1:25 pm

I belong to PETA, People for the Eating of Tasty Animals. Mmmmm, got to love that Friiiied chicken!

j.moore

February 4th, 2010
1:25 pm

Enter your comments here

Carnivore

February 4th, 2010
1:29 pm

I have to say, I do agree with PETA on one thing. There IS a place for animals. Right beside the mashed potatoes and gravy.

meh

February 4th, 2010
1:44 pm

that’s probably the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Shut the fÜ¢k up PETA!

cursive

February 4th, 2010
1:46 pm

I’m going to eat 2 pieces of chicken tonight, just to piss PETA off!

GaDAWGDoo

February 4th, 2010
1:47 pm

Hey it’s all fun to make fun of these whackos but they are effective in promoting the overall leftist agenda that we have embraced. I do believe that they effectively had the use of “real” dead animals removed from anatomy classrooms in at least one county that I am aware of by threatening legal action. The superintedent issued an order to 86 the cats with no further discussion. We can laugh but these nutburgers just go about their weird unAmerican ways.

Homer

February 4th, 2010
1:47 pm

Meat is Murder… Tasty, Tasty murder……

I Love Chicken

February 4th, 2010
1:48 pm

Get a life PETA! go after real criminals like Mike Vick.

Who’s next Chick-Fil-A for encouragin people to eat more chicken?

PETA HATER

February 4th, 2010
1:49 pm

These PETA idiots have too much time on their hands. Time for a “Chicken-Fried” day on the radio. Play the song non-stop all damn day long!!!!!!!!!

PETA HATER

February 4th, 2010
1:51 pm

I think I’ll go home and shoot some squirrel’s for the hell of it!

ClaudiafromATL

February 4th, 2010
1:52 pm

I just finished eating buffalo wings for lunch. They were mighty tasty. I don’t think tofu would have tasted the same.

Jason

February 4th, 2010
1:56 pm

I’m a member of PETA……… People for the Eating of Tasty Animals…………. Carnivores unite to rid the world of meat.

Jason

February 4th, 2010
2:00 pm

Also the more animals that we eat, the less there are to emit greenhouse gasses such as methane, so what is more important??? Cows & chickens or the world??? I chose to save the world with every steak, chicken wing, rack of lamb, & bambi chop I eat.

bkay

February 4th, 2010
2:00 pm

I have not laughed so hard is so long. Every one of the comments are hilarious. Thank you all for making me not just smile today but making actually laugh. I am a heart patient and a lot of times I am down. You ALL did it for me today. THANK YOU!

JAY

February 4th, 2010
2:06 pm

If God didn’t want you to eat animals he wouldn’t have made them out of meat!

CK9

February 4th, 2010
2:06 pm

So we’ll give basic human rights to animals but not homosexuals?

Uncle Rico

February 4th, 2010
2:12 pm

When does deer season open?

Bagpiper

February 4th, 2010
2:18 pm

PETA is really off target on changing “Chicken Fried” to tofu fried….. also with a mechanical groundhog….. what a big bunch of nuts…..

Chuckie D

February 4th, 2010
2:29 pm

HEY PETA:

I’ve got your TOFU right here ;)

Noneya

February 4th, 2010
2:30 pm

PETA clearly has too much time on its hands and too much money.

CJ Dawg

February 4th, 2010
2:37 pm

PETA stands for People Eating Tasty Animals

Son of a bean

February 4th, 2010
2:40 pm

What did a Soy Bean ever do to PETA? They are so transparent in their goal to eradicate the soy race.

kirbang

February 4th, 2010
2:41 pm

I am mostly a vegatarian and support the ethical treatment of animals. But this is so trite and banal. Zac Brown and any of their lyrics will have no effect on the meat industry.

I reminds me of my favorite (but somewhat distasteful) license plate. mmm fur

kirbang

February 4th, 2010
2:50 pm

I believe PETA has a place and if you have visited a slaughter house or chicken farm your view of the end product might change and be more in line with the basis of their organization. But most of these comments are written by morons. Equating eating meat to reduce methane to other green initiatives is so hopelessly misinformed it belies belief.

But I agree with Son of Bean, what is the agenda against soya, et al. I think the carrots I eat were perfectly happy in the ground