Path:!!!!!!!usenet From: Lisa Seaman Newsgroups: alt.animals,alt.animals.badgers,alt.animals.bears,alt.animals.dolphins,alt.animals.felines,alt.animals.felines.lions,alt.animals.felines.snowleopards,alt.animals.foxes,alt.animals.horses.icelandic,alt.animals.humans,alt.animals.lampreys,alt.animals.raccoons,alt.pets,alt.activism,,,,alt.pets.barbecue,,alt.pets.rodents,alt.flame.rush-limbaugh,alt.journalism.gonzo,alt.motherjones,alt.lunatics Subject: PETA controversy Date: Sun, 21 Apr 1996 05:35:19 -0800 Organization: H2O Media Lines: 17 Message-ID: <> References: <4l3obv$> NNTP-Posting-Host: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Mailer: Mozilla 2.0 (Macintosh; I; PPC) Xref: alt.animals.badgers:1418 alt.animals.bears:1461 alt.animals.dolphins:6375 alt.animals.felines:8774 alt.animals.felines.lions:578 alt.animals.foxes:2437 alt.animals.horses.icelandic:89 alt.animals.lampreys:528 alt.animals.raccoons:1010 alt.activism:184829 alt.pets.barbecue:13 alt.pets.rodents:59 alt.flame.rush-limbaugh:20406 alt.journalism.gonzo:5359 alt.motherjones:19875 alt.lunatics:140 As you might know, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the largest animal rights organization in the world) has been struggling over its domain name with an organization calling itself People Eating Tasty Animals. PETA has filed suit against both Michael Doughney, creator of the Tasty Animals website, and Network Solutions, Inc., operators of InterNIC. Doughney has hired his own attorney. Doughney's site advocates animal testing, eating meat, wearing fur and leather, and hunting. Doughney, in all his balding, middle-aged glory, is co-founder of Digex, one of the largest internet providers in Maryland, where is hosted. Doughney claims that he's receiving hundreds of messages of support (which he does not post), while hate mail is down to 2 percent (all posted). I have the proud distinction of being number one on Doughneys hate mail page, with my own special section at the top. Doughney even sent an email to the CEO of my company, whimpering that I was threatening him and demanding his policy on employees sending threatening email. Whatever. I'm just hoping more people give him shit. Check it out at