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PETA Wants to Help Save Poe House

Written by PETA | February 14, 2011

Baltimore’s Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum is in danger of being nevermore because of budget cuts. PETA is offering to help fund the museum in exchange for displaying an ad educating people about the other “Red Death“: meat.

PETA wants to show visitors that they can prevent a premature burial by going vegan and reducing their risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other deadly diseases. What better way to prevent the fall of the house of Poe than by keeping it and its visitors up and running for a long time to come?

Written by Michelle Sherrow 

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  • ocean17 says:

    i too am behind this idead 100%. excellent idea PETA. keep up the good work. go vegan. do it today.

  • melmac says:

    I don’t think that the Poe house will accept the poster because it will harm their chances of getting federal help or even some cases local help. Some communities frown on any advertising in museums. Sad but true.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Has anyone at PETA ever read Poes short story, “The Black Cat”? The one where the protagonist is an alcoholic who physically abuses his wife and all of the pets in the house, and ends up killing his wife and walling the body up in the basement…along with the family cat whose wails finally alert police doing a search of where to break apart the wall? Many of Mr. Poe’s stories had a basis in real events that happened in his life….just saying…

  • theraven says:

    Thanks PETA…glad to know in your eyes there’s no difference between a historical site and a billboard.

  • PETA says:

    Laurence- Please contact the Poe House and Museum to ask that they accept PETA’s proposal. Also, they ask the public to contact the Baltimore mayor’s office. http://www.eapoe.org/threat.htm http://www.eapoe.org/balt/poehse.htm

  • Laurence Burris says:

    Is there an action commitee? What can we vegan Poe enthuists do?

  • Steve says:

    I’m no vegan, nor do I have anything against PETA. But living in the Baltimore area and loving Poe and his history around here, I am behind this idea 100%. I do hope they take the offer up, so long as it doesn’t lead to lots of other places following suit and wanting to use it for ad space. A sign or two won’t hurt.

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