Concerned about the message such a name could send, the group wrote to the local Huon Valley council in Tasmania, urging councilors to change the name to Apple and Cherry Bay.
"Obviously Tasmania is known as the Apple Isle and the Huon Valley produces a lot of apples and cherries, and we think it's a much better, kinder, compassionate and healthy name for this particular area," PETA Australia campaign coordinator Claire Fryer said.
Petition to change Eggs and Bacon Bay to Halal Snack Pack Bae— Pat (A New Dad) (@patbcaruana) August 9, 2016
"Considering the high levels of cholesterol and saturated fat in both eggs and bacon, the area might as well be called Heart Attack Bay. This name change could be just what the doctor ordered."
"It's going to remind people to stay away from fat-laden and high-cholesterol foods and focus on eating the fresh plant produce the valley has to offer."
'Does Any Normal-Thinking Person Really Think That?'
The plans have been met with bemusement and ridicule among locals, with Huon Valley deputy mayor Ian Paul describing the suggestions as "ludicrous."
"I think the world has gone mad, I just can't barely believe it," he told the Guardian.
If that bay gets renamed to anything, it should be Bacon and Eggs Bay, co's that's the correct way round to say it. #EggsAndBaconBay— Tyrell Mills (@tyrellmmm) August 9, 2016
"Does any normal-thinking person really think that?" he said.
"To me, Eggs and Bacon bay doesn't mean anything more than a beautiful little beach out the back of Cygnet."
It also created quite a stir on social media.
It doesn't matter if Tasmania's Eggs and Bacon Bay is renamed. There's a suburb in Sydney's Inner West called Breakfast Point. Bigger menu.— Steven Savona (@Steven_Savona) August 9, 2016
Animal rights officials have taken aim at the non-vegan connotations associated with Eggs and Bacon Bay, amid tales the bay acquired its name after Lady Jane Franklin, the wife of 18th century governor John Franklin, who once ate bacon and eggs there.
However nomenclature expert Wayne Smith said those assumptions were false.
If they change the name of Eggs and Bacon Bay, I'm moving to New Vealand.— Ben Pobjie (@benpobjie) August 9, 2016
"No, that's absolutely not true," he told the ABC. "It was named a long time after she was around."
According to Smith, Eggs and Bacon Bay's name derives from the red and yellow wildflowers of the same name found along its shores.
And on the subject of exotic flowers under your feet: eggs and bacon, or whatever other name they're given. pic.twitter.com/voDIrfyR9Q— Carole Noakes (@OldMotherRiley) May 26, 2016
Eggs and Bacon Bay is among a series of rather uncommon Tasmanian place names, which includes the locality of Nowhere Else, the town of Baghdad, and the hill known as Bob's Knobs.
There is a place called Nowhere Else Rd, Nowhere Else, Tasmania pic.twitter.com/q4f5qzy2ya— S.R. (@shashanotsuki) June 5, 2016