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PETA billboard rendered Tiger roadkill

Posted on: February 25, 2010 4:43 pm
 
Put in their own terms, it looks like the PETA people have learned a new lesson about neutering.

Attorney style. Sans anesthetic.

After announcing a plan Wednesday to put a huge likeness of Tiger Woods on a billboard promoting the spaying of animals, PETA promptly backed down after hearing from the golfer's representives. Woods was not consulted beforehand and most agreed that the billboard PETA conjured up was in borderline bad taste.

Set to be erected near his hometown in suburban Orlando, the proposed text read: “Too Much Sex Can Be A Bad Thing … for little tigers too. Help keep your cats (and dogs) out of trouble: Always spay or neuter!”

A PETA representative on Wednesday told the Orlando Sentinel, which broke the story: "We're sure Tiger will appreciate our attempt — from a story that's distracted the world and followed Tiger — to turn it into something positive for little tigers."

They're "sure" he'll appreciate it, huh? The idea met with a very predictable end.

As pet owners like to say when taking the leash off their watchdogs and pointing them toward an annoyance or unwanted intrusion, sic 'em. PETA people, meet Tiger Woods. Or, rather, his army of attorneys. On Thursday afternoon, PETA spokeswoman Jaime Zalac sent us the following note.

Hello Steve,

Thanks for calling for Tiger updates!

While the world has been transfixed by the story of Tiger Woods’ sex life, we've been trying to put the focus where it belongs. Instead of talking about what a pro golfer did in his private life, we’re trying to focus the discussion on how we can all help reduce the homeless animal population by simply spaying and neutering. In light of conversations we have had with Mr. Woods’ attorneys, plans to run our billboard are on hold at this time.

Best,

Jaime

Category: Golf
Comments

Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2010 2:50 pm
 

PETA billboard rendered Tiger roadkill

Could you please write about something else other than Tiger?

You are a hack.



Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2010 12:39 am
 

PETA billboard rendered Tiger roadkill

PETA is the most despicable organization in the world. They have no morals other than animals are better than humans. In fact, why would they support spaying and neutering animals? Just let them roam free as nature intended. Isn't that their philosophy? They are the most despicable type of hypocritcal scum on earth. They should be spayed and neutered and banned from any emission producing travel like Al Gore's jet.




Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2010 8:43 pm
 

PETA billboard rendered Tiger roadkill

Lame?  More like brilliant.  P.E.T.A. just got another FREE two days of publicity to promote their worthwhile message.  Kudos to all who help animals instead of torturing, killing, and eating them.



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2010 8:15 pm
 

PETA billboard rendered Tiger roadkill

They are no different than any group with money and needing some publicity.. They get more by doing nothing.....Not bad ....

If there is anybody out there that thinks PETA was actually prepared to go through with this, then i have a bridge to sell you. Me thinks that PETA gets more publicity than all other not-for-profit organizations put together. And trust me, they like it that way. This was just another attempt to get their organization some headlines. Lame. 
Dave C.ChairmanP.E.T.A.People for the Eating of Tasty Animals





Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2010 7:59 pm
 

PETA billboard rendered Tiger roadkill

This would have been interesting to see if it had actually gone through.  I could only imagine the picture they would have put up.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2010 7:13 pm
 

PETA billboard rendered Tiger roadkill

name change: Elling's Tiger Blog



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2010 7:01 pm
 

PETA billboard rendered Tiger roadkill

spoken like a true boston fan... Lame!



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2010 6:22 pm
 

PETA billboard rendered Tiger roadkill

If there is anybody out there that thinks PETA was actually prepared to go through with this, then i have a bridge to sell you. Me thinks that PETA gets more publicity than all other not-for-profit organizations put together. And trust me, they like it that way. This was just another attempt to get their organization some headlines. Lame. 
Dave C.ChairmanP.E.T.A.People for the Eating of Tasty Animals


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