While People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals whines about CBS’s rejection of its anti-meat TV commercial in “Political players should stay on sidelines at Super Bowl,” (CT, Jan. 30), the bigger story is the animal-rights group could afford to buy Super Bowl airtime in the first place. Apparently the radical organization had over $2 million to spare.
No one has asked PETA how many adoptive homes it could have found for stray dogs and cats with all of the money probably because PETA doesn’t run any animal shelters.
Instead, the group has spent over $100 million since 1990 on misinformation and scare campaigns designed to terrify Americans into strict vegetarianism.
PETA’s TV-commercial gambit is an admission that the group isn’t as starved for funding as many Americans think.
Any non-profit organization sparing that much cash for a publicity stunt doesn’t need my money, or yours.