PETA U.K.’s billboard asking anglers if they are “overcompensating” for something hit a little too close to home for some fishers. Fortunately, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the agency that reviews all ad complaints in the U.K., has a better sense of humor than do the angry anglers—it gave the billboard the all-clear.
Says ASA spokesperson Rob Griggs, “Our decision was that we acknowledged the intended humour, and we felt that it was unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence.”
|PETA U.K. plans to erect this billboard in fishing hot spots across the U.K.|
Guys who get off on impaling animals’ mouths with hooks and leaving them to slowly suffocate are definitely short on at least one thing: compassion.
Written by Christine Becknell