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.