This might sound like a joke but, mind-bogglingly, it is 100% legit. Animal rights group PETA are trying to have the name of Tasmania‘s Eggs and Bacon Bay renamed to something a little more vegan friendly.
The bay is situated on Tasmania’s east coast and is supposedly named after a time someone ate bacon and eggs there (inspiring stuff), but is much more likely to be named after the wildflowers that grow there over the summer.
PETA have written to the Huon Valley Council petitioning them to have it changed to “Apple and Cherry Bay“. Campaign coordinator Claire Fryer says the change might help promote healthier lifestyles:
“Obviously Tasmania is known as the Apple Isle and the Huon Valley produces a lot of apples and cherries, and we think it’s a much better, kinder, compassionate and healthy name for this particular area.“Considering the high levels of cholesterol and saturated fat in both eggs and bacon, the area might as well be called Heart Attack Bay.“This name change could be just what the doctor ordered.“It’s going to remind people to stay away from fat-laden and high-cholesterol foods and focus on eating the fresh plant produce the valley has to offer.”
Apparently PETA is planning on requesting more name changes around the country, and aren’t too fazed if people think it’s a bit weird of them:
“Certainly, we will consider writing to other districts around Australia where there are perhaps inappropriately named areas.“We want to be promoting this as a healthy and happy and compassionate area to visit, and why not celebrate the good things such as the area’s apples and cherries and change the name?”
Good luck to ’em I guess.