Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Out There Ads

PETA has been pretty out there with ads. Banned PETA Super Bowl Ad. PETA's Girl On Girl Make-Out Tour.

This is their latest:
Is this ad really going to make you stop buying leather if that's your thang?
Is this ad (which I would think some would find offensive because of the cross depicted hiding the model's naughty bits) going to make you adopt from a shelter rather than purchase from a reputable breeder (if that's what your intention is when adding a pet to your family)?

Does making controversial ads really help their cause?

There were also some 'colorful' ads depicting models in bikinis slathered in red paint, wrapped in plastic wrap like fresh meat and some other ads of similar ilk. Are those ads really going to recruit vegetarians? Seriously?

You thoughts?

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Goddess said...

PETA's recent message seems to be to treat animals with dignity but treat women like objects.

*lynne* said...

Here's the first paragraph of something from 2005:
"After more than 100 dead dogs were dumped in a trash dumpster over four weeks, police in Ahoskie, N.C., kept an eye on the trash receptacle behind a supermarket. Sure enough, a van drove up and officers watched the occupants throw in heavy plastic bags. They detained the two people in the van and found 18 dead dogs in plastic bags in the dumpster, including puppies; 13 more dead dogs were still in the van. Police say the van is registered to the headquarters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and the two occupants, Andrew B. Cook, 24, and Adria Joy Hinkle, 27, identified themselves as PETA employees. An autopsy performed on one of the dogs found it was healthy before it was killed."

... turns out that PETA was killing off about 86% of animals entrusted into its care (compare that to the ASPCA that found homes for 73% of theirs!)

You can read the full thing here (my post) or here (This is

I've not given PETA time of day since.