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The 12 Worst PETA Ads Of All Time

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

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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.


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Animal abuse — bad.

Girlfriend abuse — good.

I mostly hate the contrived acronym.


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.