The Spanish-language press is hot with the news
that PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is now pulling publicity stunts en Español
According to the website
for the animal-rights group, PETA activists have sent a letter to the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the hopes of striking a deal to buy new ad space at border crossings.
The message of the ads?
•Si no te agarra la migra, te atraparan el pollo y las hamburguesas. Sé vegano.
•If the border patrol doesn't get you, the chicken and burgers will. Go vegan.
"By leaving behind a far healthier staple diet of vegetables and grains—like rice, beans, corn, peppers, and tortillas—Mexicans and other immigrants will likely find themselves fattening up on the fiberless, fatty, cholesterol-laden U.S. diet, which is linked to heart disease, various types of cancer, and strokes (our nation's three biggest killers) as well as impotence (internationally recognized killer of the mood)," a blog post over at the PETA website says.
As a type this, an ad for McDonald's is scrolling across WWire. Which makes me think: How do you spell Hamburglar in Spanish?
[Photo from PETA's blog