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New Yorkers, We’ve Got Your Back

Written by PETA | December 22, 2008
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If you’re a New Yorker, you’ve definitely heard about the fare hikes and service cuts that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) just approved in their 2009 budget. You may have also heard about the man arrested for attempting to mimic the Bush shoe-throwing incident with MTA chief Elliot Sander as a target. People aren’t happy about the changes, and that’s why PETA is ready to step in and offer our services—no shoes necessary! We propose that the MTA begin advertising over the loudspeakers between subway stops, and we’ll even be the first customers. PETA’s ads would feature the voices of pro-vegetarian advocates Casey Affleck, Kevin Nealon, and Forrest Whitaker.

Listen to the three PSA’s now:

Forest Whitaker
Casey Affleck
Kevin Nealon

Casey Affleck’s testimonial on why he’s a vegetarian would be the perfect way to increase revenue for the MTA! I know I’d like to hear the voice of a sexy vegetarian like Casey on my morning commute. And hey, it might even encourage them to do something about the speaker quality while they’re at it. Can anyone actually understand what they’re saying?

Side note: Research shows that vegetarians actually have stronger immune systems than meat eaters, which is always a plus when you’re smushed into a little subway car with a hundred coughing strangers. Hopefully, the MTA will consider our offer, for the sake of animals, commuters, and the $2 MetroCard.

Written by Lianne Turner

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  • Brian Luznak (MD or Not MD , That Is The Question) says:

    This is a great idea. Now I don’t live in New York City but heck yeah. I think it would even work great in more rural areas where people think PETA is short for Peter.

  • Antoinette says:

    I live in NYC and i think this is a great idea. so many people will see the ads.

  • Mark says:

    I live in New York City and whenever I take the subway I post PETA’s “Animals in Laboratories” stickers on all of the poles in the stations and on the doors inside the train. I also leave PETA’s excellent “Take a Closer Look at Fish” leaflets on all the seats. The stickers get taken down much faster than they do in other cities but if you’re taking the train you might as well put them up. SO for those of you in New York try putting PETA’s “Animals in Laboratories” stickers the best small stickers in my opinion on the poles in your station and together with mine they’ll be even more noticeable around the city! The best versions of these stickers are on PETA’s experimentation sticker sheet click my name for the link! See you on the trains Mark

  • Mari says:

    I LOVE THAT! Maybe also try to advertise in the back of the metrocards.It will grab attention. Not all trains have the ads in the loud speakers usually the advanced ones like the 2 train. Please consider to have ads in the metrocards where more people will see it.

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