PETA's Unique Advertising Proposal for Dallas/Ft Worth

Last Updated Aug 20, 2008 10:58 AM EDT

If you thought advertising couldn't get any more intrusive, I think it's safe to say that you were wrong. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has sent a note to DFW saying that they "are sorry to hear that the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is experiencing financial difficulties, but I have a proposal that might help." How about ads in the bathroom?

That's right. PETA wants to put this obnoxious ad on the stall doors in DFW airport restrooms.

PETA DFW Ad Now, I'm not a fan of PETA by any stretch, so my opinion may be a bit biased here. But I have no interest in staring at something that tells me my colon is rotting because I eat tasty, delicious, scrumptious, yummy meat. Mmmm, meat. Sorry, where was I?

Oh yeah, I understand that airports are short on revenues these days with all the airline cutbacks in service, but how far are they willing to go to recoup these losses? I suppose the money has to come from somewhere, so while I'd prefer not to see bathroom ads at all, I'd feel much better about an electronic version of a newspaper or something useful. Even Pepto Bismol would be more appealing than these appalling ads from PETA.

From the looks of it, DFW doesn't have any plans to take PETA up on their offer, but these are desperate times for airports as they try to cover revenue shortfalls. That means proposals like these might not be completely ignored as they may have been before.

(See more at Airline Biz blog)