The 12 Worst PETA Ads Of All Time

The animal rights group does some really great work. And some really horrible advertising.


PETA often, baldly, exploits women in its ads, and those ads alone could make up a very long post. We singled out this one because the lady is literally a piece of meat. And, as is the case with many of their ads, the Photoshop work is grade school level.


PETA sent this ad to the president of the renowned Texas Heart Institute to display on their walls “in order to help keep heart patients out of the OR.”
I’m sure the nurses greatly appreciated having their profession reduced to cosplay titty porn.


PETA actually erected this fat-women mocking billboard in Florida, but pulled it after a ton of complaints.


Outdoor poster put up in Germany.
Chicken Holocaust.


PETAers staged this supermarket meat aisle installation in Times Square, New York City in 2010. Eat meat? You are “chewing and swallowing the skin and muscle of a murder victim.”


Animal abuse — bad.
Girlfriend abuse — good.
I mostly hate the contrived acronym.


The organization promotes fur-less love wallets in Singapore.


This is the worst of the batch.
In 2008, a man on a bus in Canada was killed, beheaded, and partially eaten.
PETA then tried to run this ad in the Portage Daily Graphic in Manitoba to “make people rethink the proposition that it is, rightly so, a criminal act to kill and eat our own kind but that it’s “OK” to kill every other species but our own and eat them.” Yes, that’s what they wrote. The paper rejected the ad.


No wait, this is the worst.
In 2009, Jacqueline Fleming and her newborn son died of Swine flu during the European outbreak.
In response, PETA put up this billboard outside the Glasgow hospital where the pregnant Fleming was a patient, according to Brand Republic.


They flew this banner over Mobile, Alabama during the bp oil spill crisis.


In 2008, PETA staged this Mother’s Day stunt featuring a topless pregnant model in Covent Garden, London. The accompanying banner read: “Unhappy Mother’s Day for Pigs.”


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