Thursday, May 06, 2010

PETA Buys Advertising Space on Dying Mans Urn

© By Othmar Vohringer

When I read the press release about PETA buying ad space on a urn, issued by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, I thought it was a sick joke. Well it is sick but no joke. PETA is known to stoop to the lowest depth of good taste and common decency.

PETA has given new meaning to the phrase “ashes to ashes and dust to dust,” after the animal rights group purchased advertising on a dying man’s urn.

Aaron Jamison, a comic based in Oregon who suffers from a terminal case of colon cancer, offered to sell advertising space on the urns that will hold his cremated remains in order to avoid having his wife pay the costs associated with the process.

PETA pounced on the idea and offered $200 for the space. One will read: “'I've Kicked the Bucket - Have you? Boycott KFC,” and another, “'People who Buy Purebred Dogs Really Burn Me Up. Always Adopt.”

“If taking advantage of a dying man and publicizing insensitive ads is your thing, I guess PETA’s latest antics are no big deal,” said Doug Jeanneret, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance vice president of marketing. “However, for normal citizens, this animal rights group has stooped to yet another low just to get some publicity.”

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is anyone surprised or shocked that PETA would offer up such tasteless and self-serving copy for the ad? It's what they do. They're outrageous just to be outrageous so that they get their name in the papers and on Web sites and TV.

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