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V_Byl Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-06-10 01:51 PM
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Source: Yahoo News

No strangers to controversy, the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is up to its old tricks again. This time they've raised eyebrows by using an image of Michelle Obama in an anti-fur advertisement without her permission. The White House is not pleased, to say the least.


The current flap with PETA isn't the first time that Obama family members have been used without consent to promote political causes. Last August, a Washington nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy school lunches came under fire for incorporating Sasha and Malia Obama into a campaign to reform the Child Nutrition Act. The ads, which featured the image of a young African American girl, read, "President Obama's daughters get healthy school lunches. Why don't I?" Just like PETA, the group, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Action, refused to remove the ads after the White House voiced their objections.

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Thought it was strange that this pisses off the White House, but not all the unscrupulous ads with all the no-name online universities that use Obama's image, or the debt consolidation companies, etc... Guess they don't want to upset the blue dog base.
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