New Yorkers, We’ve Got Your Back

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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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