PETA ad with KKK member is pulled off air

SANDUSKY A recent PETA ad has been deemed too controversial for Sandusky-area audiences.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

A recent PETA ad has been deemed too controversial for Sandusky-area audiences.

The ad, which features a Ku Klux Klan member attending an American Kennel Club meeting, will not be aired in Sandusky or Cleveland, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

See the PETA ad

Melissa Kerpel, PETA spokeswoman, said the commercial ran in other areas including New York City during the time of the Westminster Dog Show.

The commercial was rejected by area networks and cable television stations because it was "too direct and controversial" following the news of the KKK prank involving a Sandusky post trooper who photographed another trooper in a makeshiftKu Klux Klan costume while on duty.

Kerpel said the commercial is meant to point out thesimilarities between KKK and the American Kennel Club.

"Our message is clear in linking it to breeders," she said."The AKC is a shameless promotion of pure bloodlines and against mixed breeding."