PETA Launching Porn Site
Yes, it's real, spokesperson confirms
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2011 3:40 PM CDT
Activists of the animal rights organization Peta cast their shadows on the ground.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

(Newser) – Buried in a Reuters article from last week is this priceless little nugget: PETA is planning a porn site. In advance of launching the .xxx Internet domain in December, ICM Registry is accepting applications from brand owners who want to protect their brands from being used in a .xxx URL (for example: Barbie.xxx). Turns out PETA is signing up—but not to protect itself; rather, to launch its own site: peta.xxx. A spokesperson told Reuters it will, in fact, be a porn site bringing attention to animal issues; more recently, PETA confirmed the plan to the Huffington Post, and said the site will focus on vegan awareness. Click for more than you probably wanted to know about what will be contained on the site.