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PETA Signs Up for Billboard Space at 2010 Winter Olympics

Written by PETA | July 27, 2009

When we heard that the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) is selling cheap outdoor ad space to nonsponsors, you can be sure that only a few seconds passed before we signed up to place a billboard during the 2010 Olympic Games.

VANOC claims that the soft economy has created sluggish ad sales, so it’s scrambling to make back some of the millions of dollars it spent stockpiling billboard space. Could it be that corporations are reluctant to spend their advertising dollars to support the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games when the word “Canada” is now synonymous worldwide with “baby seal slaughter?”

 

Olympic Shame Billboard

 

One thing is for certain—if VANOC accepts our offer, our billboard will be slated to educate visitors from all over the world about Canada’s Olympic Games shame.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Andre B says:

    If the ad contains the word Olympics Games 2010 or anything that infringes upon the trademarks for the Olympics during the time it is on then logically they would never be able to run an ad like that.

  • Gus says:

    I am here to finally put an end to everyones questions and concerns about the PETA billboard. The answer is YES PETA’s proposal for the billboard will be accepted. Now everyone can rest easy and go back to your normal lives.

  • Shawna Flavell says:

    Mel and Jade Our shirts have not been banned. As you can see we are still selling them and we’re not breaking any laws by doing so httpshop.cafepress.cadesign33196465.

  • Jade says:

    You know it’d be interesting to see if anyone would at least speculate if this billboard will be put up. Looking at the past article about Gross stopping the shirt sales I have a feeling that PETA’s billboard won’t be posted up nor the logos. I’ve wondered why people are trying to associate the Olympics with seal slaughter. While I too disagree with it this doesn’t make sense.

  • Tamra says:

    Ring ring. Hello pot? It’s me kettle. Jaimie i highly doubt you know much about me either. Even though I protest Mel’s posts I certainly think first and foremost they are hysterical. My last post although most likely dry in nature was aimed at being purely comical. No need to tell me what to do you can check yourself and your beef instead.

  • jaimie says:

    tamra i think its time for you to calm down kay so just deep breaths and i highly doubt you know anything about mel you just trying to start beef so stop. and im a Canadian and looking forward to the olympics as long as they’ll be seal slaughter free

  • Elphaba says:

    Jade I can’t answer that question and until someone at PETA hears back from the powers that be on their proposal I doubt they will be able to either. Is there anyone out there who can see the future and answer Mel’s question? By the way if it does get turned down PETA will as always get press on it that is absolutely free. What’s the big deal?

  • Tamra says:

    My bad Jade. It was just one of the zillion scenarios we have come up with in order to understand an otherwise mindblowing situation. As far as the whole “year” goes I could be wrong. It just seems like I’ve been annoyed by this person for that long. Let me just state for the record. I do NOT I repeat DO NOT have any inside information that the person that posts periodically on the PETA website otherwise known as ‘Mel’ the meat eater animalslaughter supporter selfprofessed biology expert and just all around PETA billboard hater has any sort of affiliation WHATSOEVER with the PETA organization or the friends andor family of the PETA staff. Thank you.

  • Jade says:

    Elphaba it still doesn’t answer her question though and admittedly I’m curious too. The only reason I say this is that as she said here and confirmed here on PETA the logo of Inutuck bludgeoning a seal or easier to say Parodied version of the Vancouver Olympic Logo was banned from being sold on Tshirts online. We haven’t heard anything yet from PETA saying they reconsidered so it makes me wonder if they’d accept this billboard because it has the same logo. I don’t think she’s antagonizing the board inasmuch as trying to see why they’re trying it.

  • Elphaba says:

    Jade I think it’s fairly obvious that Tamra was joking about Mel working for PETA. The bottom line is that Mel is a pain and if she has the right and she does to antagonize PETA supporters with all of her bching and moaning we certainly have the right to point out how irritating that is.

  • Jade says:

    Tamra first you say that Mel is paid by PETA to be a troll now you’re saying she’s hung around for nearly a year posting this “nonsense”? looking back here in the archieves it appears she’s tried posting only a few months haven’t seen anything prior to 2009 so far. Which is it because if PETA hired her it could be seen that PETA hires morons all the time. Wouldn’t that be detrimental to their cause? You would think they’d hire seeders who spout the praises and wonders of this board not start trolling issues that could in fact harm said group.

  • Tamra says:

    Elphaba I agree with you. Perhaps the supporters of the poster in question haven’t hung around the posts long enough to read all of the nonsensical negative and incorrect facts posted by this person over the past year or so.

  • Michele says:

    I think PETA is probably not expecting the ad to be approved but they are making a point and getting free publicity in doing so.

  • Elphaba says:

    Tamra LOL. Edward suck it.

  • NT says:

    As much as I would like the poster to be plastered all over Vancouver I am positive the offer won’t be accepted. Sorry to burst your bubble but as a Canadian I know this. I hope you can prove me wrong.

  • Jade says:

    Elphaba I think Mel has a point. She’s asking if PETA thinks that Toronto will allow the new billboard to be posted up when they decided to deny selling of the shirt with PETA’s parody logo? Sure she’s demanding there but that’s the carnivore lifestyle. I see it’s a speculation question only because we have seen groups in Vancouver say that PETA couldn’t sell the shirts with the same logo. Guess we’ll wait and see.

  • Canaduck says:

    Duh Mel PETA doesn’t even expect that the billboard will go upbut its rejection WILL get attention. That’s the point.

  • Tamra says:

    My boyfriend and I swear that Mel secretly works for PETA and is paid to troll the boards just to get people riled up. Her comments are just straight up ridiculous. It’s bizarre that she spends so much time here since she hates most of PETA and thinks meat is good for you. If PETA was worried about being told “NO” they would have ended long ago. Thank goodness they are persistent and don’t let anything stop them…..much less the mere twinkle of a thought of a “NO”.

  • Edward says:

    Elphaba Mel was just asking a rheutorical questionmaking a point. You need to consider opinions that are not your own. You annoy me by saying that Mel is annoying which she is not. If you don’t like Mel then you can ignore it and not make a big deal about it. Now go bug someone in real life.

  • Ashley says:

    YAY!!!!! As a Canadianthis makes me so happy!!! I have been campagining endlessly to have this horrific hunt stoppped for YEARS and now I finally feel as if we’re FINALLY making progress. Give it up to PETA!!!

  • Elphaba says:

    Mel 1. Don’t tell PETA what to do. 2. Are they supposed to psychically know whether or not their billboard will get turned down. Demanding an answer is not only rude it’s also impossible since I doubt PETA has anyone on staff who can see the future. 3. You are contrary and annoying and I wish you would go bother someone else instead of hanging around here and thinking you are entitled to have anything your way or the highway.

  • Amanda Jacobson-Eddy says:

    Go Peta! You guys are rockstars!!

  • Mel says:

    Logical question which deserves a logical answer Do you think they will allow this ad to be posted up when the organizers banned a parodied logo that PETA drew to not be made into TShirts? NOTE please do NOT email me this answer I think that people should be able to read this answer.