Feb 25, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals took a swipe at both irresponsible pet owners and Tiger Woods today, announcing plans to use the graphic you see to the right as a billboard to be placed near Tiger’s home in Orlando in the near future. (Male dogs bark their disapproval). Of course, the fact that the graphic has been leaked might be PETA’s way of sending up a trial balloon to see if Tiger’s attorneys attempt sue them back to the stone age. But there’s something bigger at work here. Namely, that Woods’ televised apology on Friday hasn’t seemed to stem the phenomenon of Tiger-as-parody. The man’s image is now literally associated with reckless, harmful behavior; a negative brand that isn’t going away soon.
One unspayed female cat and her offspring can produce an estimated 420,000 cats in only seven years, and a female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in six years. Many of those animals end up unwanted and unloved, often dropped off at animal shelters that are already bursting at the seams
Just as we all know and accept that the sky is blue, we know that every time a breeder or pet store sells an animal, an animal in an animal shelter loses his or her life.
In December, the Syracuse Crunch minor league hockey team offered a “Tiger Woods Foursome,” in which fans could purchase four tickets to a game, plus receive a certificate for discounted auto body work, for $60. This is only the beginning, folks.
Frenchy Cat approves.
Tiger Woods PETA Billboard: ‘Too Much Sex A Bad Thing’ [Huffington Post]
Photo! Controversial Tiger Woods PETA Billboard [Extra]
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