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Ranchers Fired Up About ... Joan Jett Published: November 14, 2013

Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen thought he struck just the right chord when he announced recently that rock 'n' roller Joan Jett would grace the state's Mount Rushmore American Pride float at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, according to

But what Hagen apparently didn't know is that Jett is a vegetarian and poster child for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, which promotes meatless diets in its quest to protect animals from what the organization considers cruel acts.

And now that decision is being questioned by members of the livestock community, including state Sen. Larry Rhoden, who said the choice of Jett for an agricultural state's float "seems pretty odd," reports.

H/T: Newser
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