The mayor of Manitou Springs says the town is open to the idea of allowing anti-meat ads on trash cans after Colorado Springs rejected the same proposal because officials thought the promotion was too racy.

Mayor Marc Snyder says he has set aside a time to meet with representatives from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals at the town council’s June 8 session. PETA’s proposed ad features a blond woman in a lettuce bikini and the slogan, “Meat Trashes the Planet. Go Vegan.”

PETA made the advertising offer to restore trash service in Colorado Springs parks. The city eliminated trash service because of budget cuts.

PETA is offering $2,500 to advertise on park trash cans in Manitou Springs.

-Associated Press

  • Dori Mitchell

    I LOVE Manitou, CSprings needs to take note and loosen up a bit (or a lot).

  • Ken G

    We don’t have trashcans in the city spaces, so guess this idea wouldn’t work. Come on city, you can put the trash cans back when someone else is paying for them……

  • Jon

    Seriously? Like Colorado Springs officials have the luxury of turning away dollars.

  • Debora Gabriel

    Those crazy PETA people… I’m proud to be a member!

  • marc

    Ahhh, Colorado Springs / Manitou…Ground Zero for the Culture Wars.