PETA Wants to Rename SF's Tenderloin District as...
...the Tempeh District, of course!
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2011 7:57 AM CDT
Updated Apr 3, 2011 6:30 PM CDT
Nothing like a bike ride through the Tempeh District in the morning...   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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(Newser) – When it's not busy tempting the nation's men with free vasectomies, PETA is hard at work trying to right the country's lexical injustices. It's currently pushing San Francisco's city leaders to change the name of the Tenderloin District to something a little less meaty: the Tempeh District. In a letter sent to Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Tuesday that argues for the soy-based meat substitute switch, PETA writes that "the city deserves a neighborhood named after a delicious cruelty-free food instead of the flesh of an abused animal."

Of course, the New York Times notes that many have pointed out that the Tenderloin wasn't named after beef; it's actually a nod to the 'hood's former reputation as a place where police once accepted "tenderloin," or bribes, to overlook crime. Click for another, ahem, interesting idea from PETA.