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.
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.