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Octomom Says ‘Yes’!

Written by PETA | March 25, 2010

I guess it shouldn’t come as any surprise that “Octomom” Nadya Suleman has agreed to take us up on our offer to place this ad on her front lawn in exchange for a single payment of $5,000 and a month’s supply of veggie burgers and dogs to feed her supersized litter family.


Octomom ad


After all, faced with the prospect of foreclosure, the single mom of 14 can surely relate to the plight of millions of homeless animals across the country.

The benefits of PETA’s offer to the struggling octobrood are obvious, but what’s in it for animals? Already, the ad has been run (for free) by CNN, NBC, AOL News, E! Online, USA Today, the New York Post, and dozens of other media outlets and blogs. So far, we’ve reached millions of people with the lifesaving spay-and-neuter message for less than a penny a person. Not a bad deal.

Regardless of her motivations for accepting our ad, wouldn’t you agree that reaching millions with the spay-neuter message right as “kitten season” is starting is perfect timing? And with Nadya’s entire family chowing down on veggie burgers and veggie dogs all month long, factory farmed animals’ lives have been spared.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • lilyrosebear says:

    I don’t think this offer was right! There are so many families out there right now trying not to loose their homes and to keep food on our tables for our children – while this lady used her disabled childrens’ money from their disability funds to get pregnant to become octo-mom and yet she is still getting help from various sources. Peta – you are really sending the wrong message here!!!! If you want to help more families than start with the ones that had our children the normal way – those of us that have lost our jobs this year and are working hard to try and find new ones when there are none available!!!!

  • Dale Casselman says:

    whats done is done.. rather than getting a rope and lynching this young family.. why not be part of a solution…i think the beetles said it best.. love love love… all you need is love.. for all of you that have expressed concern as to what this young woman has in common with peta.. she had a litter of children.. .. get it.. i hope so. because it is really sad that so many people can’t put it together.. but these same folks are the one’s expressing the greatest amount of concern..

  • Susan says:

    Many people are missing the point the issue is that PETA was able to get well into the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS worth of advertising for the single payment of $5000! Clearly the reason why PETA contacted the octomom was because by putting a sign in her yard specifically it would be carried by many many news outlets. PETA was able to reach millions of people with this spayneuter message for a very low relative cost. Whoever came up with this idea is a genius! For a onetime thing this is great. I wouldn’t like it if it became a monthly income for keeping the sign up. It’s so clever because the octomom’s irresponsible “breeding” decisions are being compared to that of an animal who hasn’t been spayed or neutered. Not totally literally people! It’s done tongueincheek and I love that PETA has found such an economical way to use our donations for a massive advertising blitz! I don’t agree with what the octomom has done at all having no income and intentionally bringing that many kids into the world as a single woman is foolish and totally irresponsible. She’s just getting as much money from the government and charities as she can and she’s not deserving at all. Those poor kids will suffer because they were unlucky enough to be born to the octomom and it’s horrible that we as taxpayers will be forced to foot the bill. All that aside though PETA found a great way to benefit from the situation.

  • Jenna says:

    Honestly I think that money that was spent just to get her to post that ad in her lawn is kind of ridiculous. I really think PETA could’ve spent that $5000 on something better than this. I’m kind of disappointed.

  • Adrienne says:

    I can’t believe a bunch of vegans could post such cruel and judjemental messages. Our philosophy is to be harmless not only to animals but to the earth and to people also. This woman is a person and these comments will be just another hurtful message on her pile. I wouldn’t call that harmless I call that hurtful.

  • ramona says:

    if octomom and all her kids go vegans i might have a little respect but as of now i am still disgusted by her.

  • Rebecca Andrews says:

    I don’t care what her motivations are she agreed to help Peta get across a VERY important message. So many people have been so critical of her that I DO think she is a very important person to pass this message along! Good job Peta and thank you Nadya!

  • wendy says:

    There are so many people out here that can use help so their pets and themselves do not end up homeless. In my home we have 4 adults a 17 yesr old and a 13 year old. We have 2 cats and 1 dog which have been spay and neutered. Just because she is the Oc mom I dont think she should be treated any differently from anyone else. She should quit having so many kids because it just isn’t right when you can’t support them yourself. I am handicapped my husband works full time and we sometimes need help too but we have never get help like she did. I would be more than willing to put a sign in my yard and even place signs on telephone and windows for a 5000 dollar check. That would definately make sure we don’t loose our home or go hungry either.

  • Sarah says:

    This made me lol. I would sure love a month’s supply of veggie burgers. That’s funny!

  • Tiara Suhr says:

    I personally believe in a little bit of population control. Haha She obviously shouldn’t of had all those kids. There are enough kids out there that need homes. Same goes for animals. There are enough out there that need homes as well. Putting octomom in this campaign was a fail to me. She doesn’t have a care in the world when it comes to spayingneutering. If she really did she would allow doctors to spay her.

  • Dale Casselman says:

    i can only appreciate that PETA in its efforts to find interesting and exciting ways to advertise on behalf of domestic animal issues. that they have also managed to help out a family that could very much use additional money and food. kudos to you PETA.