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The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is a real animal rights organization satirized in the Season Eight episode, "Douche and Turd".

Background

The members threw red paint on the South Park Cows cheerleading team and beat up their mascot in numerous protests of the school's use of Cows as school mascot.

When Stan Marsh was banished from South Park when he refused to vote for the new mascot, The members of PETA found him while riding a horse and reluctantly take him, show a lot of care for the horse, and almost none for Stan, but they let Stan join, saving him from starvation in the wilderness.

The members love animals so much, they have become intimate with them, even to the point of bestiality and marriage.

Stan was taken to the leader of PETA named Dr. Cornwallis, who turned out to be a goat, to ask permission so he can live with the group, the goat bayed, and Stan said he was in, which the PETA members believed.

When Stan tells the leader of PETA why he was banished from South Park, the man actually gives a reasonable argument to Stan's decision by telling him that elections are always between undesirable candidates since those people have sucked up enough to get that far up in politics. It is ironic that this reasonable argument came from a group considered undesirable, when South Park didn't give Stan any reason to vote other than 'because you have to'.

P. Diddy eventually catches up with Stan again at the PETA camp and threatens him for not voting. When a group member throws blood on his fur coat to shame his wearing of an animal product, P. Diddy and his men retaliate by killing all of the PETA members. Stan is shot in the shoulder, and remains the only surviving. The animals they defended and mated with, however, showed no interest in their deaths, some even roaming freely. After the massacre at the camp, Stan goes back to South Park and votes. However, Mr. Garrison breaks the news that all the members of PETA had been murdered at their base camp. While the students are initially shocked, Clyde realizes that this means that they can go back to being the South Park Cows, and cheers, much to Stan's annoyance.

Criminal record

  • Bestiality: Some of them were married to animals they owned, and one of them had a child with an ostrich that was half-human, half-ostrich. It begged for someone to kill it.


Minor characters from Season Eight
6th Grader with Orange Coat | 6th Grader with Orange Hood | Aging hippie liberal douche | Anti-Christ | A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000 | Beth | Barry Bonds | Bill O'Reilly | Blanket Jackson | Darryl Weathers | Future Humans | Giant Douche | Harvey Brown | Jason Giambi | Jeffy | Jeffy's Farmer | Jessie | Jim Lehrer | Justin Timberlake | Kal | Kelly Rutherford-Menskin | Kelly Pinkerton-Tinfurter | Mandy | Mark McGwire | Mel Gibson | Michael Deets | Michael Jackson | Miss Claridge | Mountain Lion | Mountain Lion Cubs | Mr. Meryl | Nancy | Nellie Stotch | P. Diddy | Paris Hilton | People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals | The Orange County Crew | The Orange County Crew Coach | The South Park Diggities | Tinkerbell | Tom Johannsen | Trent Boyett | Turd Sandwich | Uncle Stotch | Woodland Critters | Yao

More information: List of minor characters from Season Eight | Season Eight

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