Rest In Aquatic Peace, little guy. (via PETA)

Kmart Admits It’s Pretty Bummed Out About The Shark That Died During Its Ad Shoot, Too

We were so sad yesterday about the white-tipped shark that died after being shipped across the country to star in a Kmart commercial shoot that we weren’t even able to make any jokes about the company jumping the shark. And when we skip obvious puns, the sadness is real. Plenty of our readers expressed sadness on Twitter recently, and it seems that somber feeling goes for Kmart, as well. [More]

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Shark Dies After Being Put In A Backyard Pool For Kmart Commercial Shoot

UPDATE: Kmart has issued an apology and a statement of being generally bummed-out by the shark’s death. [More]

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PETA Calls Cops, Files Suit Against L.A. Restaurant Serving Foie Gras

The foodies among you may remember back in July, when California’s ban on the sale of Foie Gras kicked in, some restaurants were continuing to sell the duck/goose livers by “gifting” them to customers as part of a larger meal. But the folks at PETA think it’s against the law to give away foie gras, and are willing to prove their case in court. [More]

PETA Ad Warns That Going Vegan May Cause You To Be So Good In Bed You'll Hurt Your Girlfriend

Did you know that becoming a vegan will turn a man into such a sexual powerhouse that his girlfriend will require a neck brace? That is the message from a new PETA ad that has drawn reactions ranging from “haha” to “abuse is not funny.” [More]

PETA Sends Case Of Soy Milk To PR CEO Who Threatened To Fire Next Person Who Doesn't Replace The Milk

PETA Sends Case Of Soy Milk To PR CEO Who Threatened To Fire Next Person Who Doesn't Replace The Milk

Today PETA sent a case of soy milk to Beckerman Public Relations CEO Keith Zakheim, who last week generated buzz for sending around an email that threatened to fire the next person in the office who finishes the milk in the staff refrigerator without replacing it. I don’t care what kind of milk people choose to drink, but tweaking aggro CEOs is funny. [More]

PETA Ad Nixed By Airports & In-Flight Magazines

PETA Ad Nixed By Airports & In-Flight Magazines

On the heels of Scottevest CEO Scott Jordan’s rant about Delta denying his ad in their in-flight literature comes news that PETA is having trouble finding airline magazines and airports that will run the ad seen here. [More]

Taiwan's Cartoon Version Of Dodge's Invisible Ape Ad

Taiwan's Cartoon Version Of Dodge's Invisible Ape Ad

Taiwan News has decided that the best way to cover the story about how Dodge swapped out an ape in their ad that PeTA was pissed about with an invisibile monkey is through the magic of animated reenactment. Watch for the animated flames shooting out of the phone. [More]

Dodge Complies With PETA By Replacing Ape With Invisible Ape

Dodge Complies With PETA By Replacing Ape With Invisible Ape

PETA was mad at Dodge for running an ad that had a chimpanzee in it, considering the history of abuse monkeys have suffered in the entertainment industry. Not that any happened to this monkey, just to monkeys before it. In any event, in the revised version Dodge complied and digitally erased the monkey in the track suit…. but now there’s just a disembodied suit walking over and pressing the dynamite lever. Dexter’s Michael C. Hall monotones in the voiceover, “Oh wait, there’s an invisible monkey.” Hilarity! [More]

Can't Advertise Milk As Weight-Loss Aid, FTC Says

Can't Advertise Milk As Weight-Loss Aid, FTC Says

In response to FTC pressure, milk makers say they will stop advertising that drinking milk leads to weight loss.

Burger King To Go Cage-Free?

Burger King To Go Cage-Free?

Animal rights advocates praised Burger King for its new commitment to begin buying eggs and pork from suppliers that do not keep their animals in cages or crates.

KFC Accidentally Tries to Buy Building From PETA

PETA hates KFC. KFC, presumably hates PETA. Who knew it would destroy a real estate deal?

Choke So-Called Doctors, Not Chicken

The suspicious ties between PCRM and PETA notwithstanding, the entire basis for their lawsuit against fast food companies rests on quicksand. They claim tests revealed PHIP, a possibly carcinogenic compound, to be found in the chicken at major fast food chains.

Cancer Chicken, Scam?

Cancer Chicken, Scam?

Last Thursday, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) sued several large fast food companies, contending the chicken they choked was chock full of dangerous carcinogens.

Eat a Cockroach, Ride a Rollercoaster.

Eat a Cockroach, Ride a Rollercoaster.

Six Flag’s Great America. Ah, those halcyon days of youth, strapped to one of the American Eagle’s dual trains with only a lapbar and someone else’s mom to keep your skinny ass from bouncing the hell out of the car. Oh, the memories.

PETA: “Cows Are Going Extinct.”

PETA: “Cows Are Going Extinct.”

AdRants: Haltime Flush, PETA’s Milk Gone Wild, Nail-Biting Bag

AdRants: Haltime Flush, PETA’s Milk Gone Wild, Nail-Biting Bag

Ad Rants is a wealth of good stories today, so plucking out just one would be too easy. Our first inclination tilted inevitably towards the puerile, prompted by the strange decision by Scott Toilet Paper to promote the ‘Halftime Flush.’

PETA Teen Changes Name to KentuckyFriedCruelty.com

e Chris Garnett explains his name change:

The Suck Site Review: MilkSucks.com

The Suck Site Review: MilkSucks.com

We don’t know who MilkSucks.com is trying to dissuade with its, “Got Pus?” page—pus, like milk, is creamy, sweet, and delicious. The PETA-backed website does a lot better when it describes the dangers of bovine growth hormone and ‘mastitis,’ a swelling of a milk cow’s sexy udders. (Science Note: ‘Mastitis’ as a term for ‘massive tit disease’ is just shy of brilliant.)