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    Hooters for Neuters? - ABCNews.com

    Ok.. this made me laugh. Clearly puritanical thinking is alive and well, but in LA?

    from: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2127877

    L.A. Officials Criticize Bikini Contest to Raise Money for Spaying Pets 'Hooters for Neuters'

    LOS ANGELES Jun 28, 2006 (AP)— Several city officials on Tuesday sharply criticized a planned bikini contest to raise money for spaying pets, saying the "Hooters for Neuters" event was degrading to women.

    Hosted by the Hooters restaurant chain, the July 13 fundraiser will donate money to the spay and neuter programs at Los Angeles Animal Services.

    "Are we going backward here?" said City Controller Laura Chick. "We are a city with all kinds of progressive programs that empower women and end discrimination in the workplace, and now we're being connected with a Hooters bikini contest. It isn't right."

    Councilwoman Jan Perry said the department's attempt to be creative in telling pet owners to sterilize their animals "crosses the line."

    "I was surprised and amazed with the photograph on the flier, and I don't think it projects a good image for the city of Los Angeles," Perry said.
    Animal Services Director Ed Boks apologized for making people upset, but said the "Charity Benefit Bikini Contest" would go on as scheduled.

    "These people have gone out of their way in helping us, and I would hate to deny these businesses from helping to save the lives of animals in our shelters," Boks said.

    Boks promised a more rigorous vetting process for future fundraisers.
    The fundraiser is not city-sponsored, but a promoting flier is posted on the Animal Services Web site.

    The original flier showed a bikini-clad woman, but the latest version shows a dog wearing a T-shirt that says "Hooters for Neuters."

    Boks said that the owners of Hooters approached him about the fundraiser a month ago. He said the ads were made without consulting the department.

    "When somebody steps up and says they want to help your agency raise money, your inclination is to say `Yes,'" Boks said. "But, we probably won't be involved in any future bikini contests."
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    Re: Hooters for Neuters? - ABCNews.com

    Oh, please. Since when does LA have the right to think THAT'S tacky. I've certainly seen worse there. I say go for it. Why should they turn down a legitimate and well meant fund raiser because some one thinks it's not "politicly correct". If I'm in LA that night, I think I'll go just to support the event.
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    Re: Hooters for Neuters? - ABCNews.com

    Animal Services Director Ed Boks apologized for making people upset, but said the "Charity Benefit Bikini Contest" would go on as scheduled.
    Good for him!!!!

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    Re: Hooters for Neuters? - ABCNews.com

    I didn't find it offensive, I thought it was cute. Then again, I love Hooters wings (am I the best girlfriend ever, or what?)

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    Re: Hooters for Neuters? - ABCNews.com

    I'm surprised you didn't post this in the Big Boobs club....
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    Re: Hooters for Neuters? - ABCNews.com

    Got nothing to do with the BBAC.. then again the people who are finding it offensive are big boobs so it just might belong there...
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    Re: Hooters for Neuters? - ABCNews.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigoon
    Then again, I love Hooters wings (am I the best girlfriend ever, or what?)
    Oh, where had you been, all these years...sniff.

    Maybe we need to one day have a MC meet at the Anaheim franchise? Truly, if I lived in the area, I would attend this event--how can you go wrong with great hot wings, and helping animals?

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    Re: Hooters for Neuters? - ABCNews.com

    I'm in for a MiceChat Hooters meet!
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    Re: Hooters for Neuters? - ABCNews.com

    I don't know about the neuters, but I'm all for hooters!

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