PETA wants Eggs and Bacon Bay to change its name to something vegan-friendly ... no, seriously

Animal rights group PETA has taken exception to the name of a tiny Tasmanian community called Eggs and Bacon Bay, and has recommended it be changed to Apple and Cherry Bay, to promote a healthier, vegan diet. And it's not even joking.

"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," PETA Australia campaign coordinator Claire Fryer told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

"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."

The group has reportedly written to the local Huon Valley Council requesting the name change, and the mayor said he's willing to consider the idea.

But it probably won't go over well with his constituents.

"These single-interest groups ought to go overseas and annoy the s--- out of ISIS," a local resident named Doug told ABC. "There's plenty of room in the world for them to go and annoy other people and leave us in peace."

The area apparently got its name from the colours of the wildflowers that dot the shoreline.

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