Time to stop going all ape about this.
Rat, it would be very polite if you said that they have different mental abilities than normal ones.
Wow! She rushed in there so fast, her ponytail is flying!
Oops, make that- her gathered back and secured, freely hanging hair is flying!
Like the comic book censor, the PETA word police pops out of nowhere ticked off… I mean annoyed.
Loonie coins are worth money in Canada.
Plebeians for Elevation of Tripe Acrimony
Well, at least they think rat is human.
Let Rat be a rat! Otherwise, it’s racist.
Uh-oh, Rat just used an anti-loonite slur!
Fine cartoon. Well played.
How do they do it
All of this wordplay and political correctness is for the birds ( or should that be avian life forms ? ).
I suppose you can’t tell them they’re cuckoo, either. They’ll go ape sh…, aw nuts.
Congratulations to Stephan on winning the Reuben Award! <3
Loons are beautifulhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loon
Hey, I’m OK with PETA’s being described as having diminished mental capacity…
If animals are so ethical, where did the old saying “Don’t play leapfrog with a unicorn” come from?
Candy from a baby dept:
Hooray for the word Burners!
Well! That was laugh-out-loud funny!
That PETA guy is as mad as a wet hen. It seems these days you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting some PC correct ass (donkey).
Freedom of speech must always rule…..Rat Bat the censor…….Croc Power !
Rat usually doest’t turn turtle to coo-coos that like to monkey around with him! Usually, he really has a cow, and goes after them with his bat….
PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals.
Look Norman, the loons! They’re welcoming us back!
PETA Word Police cases are tried in Kangaroo Court.
MUCH better…. LOL!!!!!
Looks like Pastis has found a new motherlode of grievances to mine. Prepare for the puns to rain like cats and dogs!
C’mon PETA, being loony has nothing to do with the bird. It’s from lunatic and the old idea that the moon (Luna) causes madness. Don’t anyone mention that to to the Astrophysical Union.
I remember them recently pressuring University of South Carolina to change their mascot name. First, no animal is harmed just by calling it a name; and second, with the thousands of schools with animal mascots, why pick on South Carolina?! To me it was just an attention grab.
The PETA Word Police should stop bugging…I mean stop annoying Rat
Or we could say “Be the Mengele victim”.
Political correctness is insanity
Last panel could have just said “Trump”
They don’t monkey around!
I think the PC police can go to far… but we do think in words and the words we use directly affect what and how we think. For example I think Steph used the word loons because no one uses the word “retard” any more to describe someone with diminished mental capacity.
I think Stephan should be commended for not using ‘boobies’ …
Censors like book burners are seldom happy with the results , they move on to burning authors.
Nope. “Humans with challenged brain cells” seems much less pointed in its tone.
Rat being PC? What have they done with the real Rat?
A big mistake there. “Loon” is a pejorative term for someone who is mentally ill. It should be the p.c. police, not PETA. (For the record, I agree with the p.c. police on this one.)
Hey PETA, being a division of The Audubon Society, does the fact that J.J.A. killed most of the critters he drew?
PETA is just bull-headed. Uh… jackasses. Uhh….Look, I’m all for preventing cruelty to animals. The question required: “What is cruelty and when is it someone else’s business?” It would seem among the many major issues on this planet (abuse of children, war, pollution of our home, financial greed that impoverishes others), they could pick a more noble cause than picking at verbal tradition. Wait… oh, I’m so sorry… didn’t mean to get serious here. PETA… you’re a bunch of uh… wheat flakes! Or something.
Rat just gave them a sick burn!
PETA had very little credibility BEFORE they mocked the WONDERFUL Steve Irwin. Now they have none.
No need for the last panel; it was implied.
Shouldn’t PETA love the rat but hate the human?
Sounds like the PETA I love to hate.
If you’re always looking to be insulted you will be able to find insults in places no one else could.
Loons are probably insulted.
Word Police: Petulantly Propritous Pestilential Poohbahs. Perish!
(sorry, pestilential does refer to disease organisms, which PETA may cherish, for all I know)
don’t insult the loons
You mean retards. Oops, guess I can’t say that either.
“Loons” says it all, and more economically, ya dirty PETA word-coppers! Ya ain’t taking Rat’s Word without a fight, see?!
Don’t they know that “loons” in this case is short for “lunatics”?
PETA is totally cuckoo.
For a minute there, I thought the sign on the hat said “PETA World Police.” Yikes, now there’s a scary thought!
If a racist is one who discriminates against other races, and a speciesist is one who discriminates against other species, what would Rat be if he had written that PETA was nuts or bananas? A foodist?
Wait so now they’re making fun of P.E.T.A!?!?
I love guinea pigs. They don’t deserve to have chemicals and other possibly harmful things tested on them.