People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader Bonnie-Jill Laflin to the Museum of Sex (I’m not making this up) in New York City to showcase the animal rights groups latest anti-rodeo poster,
Dan Mathews summed up PETA’s approach, telling The New York Daily News, “We like to keep the ‘T’ and ‘A’ in PETA.” And not much else, apparently.
Laflin told the New York Daily News, emphasis added,
I don’t want to be crude, but basically they stick electric prods up their [butts], and put straps down in their sensitive areas, poking them and everything to make them buck. If you got a spur jabbed into your side, you’re probably gonna move a little, too.
Oh yeah, after seeing that poster it’d be really difficult to consider Laflin being crude.
Sheila Lehrke of the International Professional Rodeo Association gave the proper response to PETA’s silly antics, saying,
I really have a hard time making a comment on the kind of campaigns PETA runs. They’re so contrived for response and so far off base from what we’re really talking about.
Nudie in a haystack. Lloyd Grove, New York Daily News, September 21, 2004.