PETA Purchases Ad Space On Dying Man’s Urn
A dying comedian’s cremation urn is being customized to bring us some very “enlightening” messages from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The animal rights group has forked over $200 to place ads blasting KFC and dog breeders on the urn that will hold the remains of Aaron Jamison. The Springfield, Oregon man, who is terminally-ill with colon cancer, offered the ad space earlier this month to help his wife cover his funeral costs.
“I’m on different chemo now,” says Jamison, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease that’s now attacking his liver and lymph nodes. “If it works, I’ve got about nine months. If it doesn’t work, I’ve got three. So I’m trying to get on the ball with the ad sales.”
The PETA ads will read “I’ve Kicked the Bucket-Have You? Boycott KFC” and “People Who Buy Purebred Dogs Really Burn Me Up. Always Adopt.”
Although Aaron is very much in on this joke, the whole thing just seems a bit low — even for PETA. Exploiting a dying man’s need for cash to further your own annoying agenda? Couldn’t they have just donated some money and called it a day? Somewhere in their crusade for animal rights, this group has forgotten about the ethical treatment of humans….