PETA can't get its impotence billboard up in Denver
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has had a beef with Denver before, most recently when PETA's McCruelty statue planned for the 16th Street Mall was determined to violate Denver sign ordinances.
Is this PETA billboard too sexy for Denver?
This time, PETA's billboard of a sexy, sausage-draped model has been snubbed by the
city (correction: the billboard companies denied PETA's request.)
"When we heard about the cattle industry annual convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association trade show, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to reach cattlemen and let everyone know the benefits of a vegan diet," explains PETA's Lauren Stroyeck. So PETA contacted the companies that control most of Denver's billboards to book space during the cattlemen's convention, which is now under way, but USA Outdoor, Lamar Outdoor and CBS Outdoor all turned down the request.
The billboard shows a gingham-bikini-wearing brunette with sausages around her neck, an image no worse than others gracing billboards around town. But it was the message to the side of this photo that set off the prude alarms at local billboard companies.