Slaughterville residents vote to keep their town's name

Wednesday, February 18th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

There will be no Veggieville in Oklahoma. The town of Slaughterville will keep its name after all.

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals recently tried to get the Cleveland County town to change its name from Slaughterville to Veggieville. But residents voted against it.

PETA says the name conjures up images of animals dying violently. Slaughterville officials say the town is named after grocer James Slaughter who ran a store there in the early 1900s.