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It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s PETA!

Written by PETA | February 17, 2009

You might have noticed in your holiday travels that airlines have been cutting back on a lot in order to save money, which is bad news for people who depend on those dry-roasted peanuts and tiny packs of pretzels for mile-high sustenance. Some airlines, such as US Airways, are considering placing ads on their overhead bins to increase revenue. We think it’s a fantastic idea and certainly much better than charging for luggage!

PETA has stepped up to the plate to offer an ad to US Airways and get this new option rolling. Here’s a sneak peak at our new ad, featuring a cartoon by the wonderful Dan Piraro:


Dan Piraro Overhead Bin Ad


“Cages aren’t for the birds. Let them fly free.” Get it? Fly free? Airlines? Anyway, the cartoon may be funny, but the reality for caged birds is not.

We hope for the birds’ sake that US Airways will accept our ad offer—and maybe no passenger will have to go without peanuts.

Written by Lianne Turner

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  • Alyssa says:

    the add isnt encouraging people to “set thier birds fee.” Its encouraging people not to purchase them in the first place. Those beautiful creatures don’t belong in cages or in a person’s home no matter how loving they are or what great companions they make.

  • Daniel says:

    It is understandable that a bird is meant to be free but pet birds are at great risk if they are released. A tropical bird in a temperate climate would not be able to survive and it would be more cruel to release the pet because it would die.

  • Allison says:

    I feel bad now my family and i used to have a parrot but when we’d go away on vacation we would let somebody watch him and our other animals. He had one of those perches that he could sit on top of his cage and be out and about but we had to watch him he would often swoop down and attack the cat. As a long time PETA supporter I never thought of anything wrong with having a bird they’re great companions. And very loving and playful. He was given to us by my greataunt who had gotten him from an elderly lady from church who couldn’t care for him any longer we had him for 12 years until he died.

  • Carla says:

    Pepsi you missed the point.

  • Lauren says:

    Great idea on this advertising. The cartoon is fab as always. I just hate to see any bird caged…their freedom stolen.

  • Jessica says:

    This comment is related to airlines in general but one place that I use to get the word out about animal rights is my luggage. When those bags go around dozens of people see them a zillon times so I sewed a message right on the pocket of the suitcase!

  • Pepsi One is Fun says:

    Regardless on one’s stance of birds as pets who the hell would leave they’re pet home alone while going on vacation? Thats like leaving one’s baby alone. Atleast to me.

  • Jennifer says:

    So SO sad. This is the fate of psittacines in captivity.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Thanks Dan and PETAas usual right on the money.