The folks at PETA love controversy. The "P" in their name may well stand for "provocateur"
So, they must be loving that the most recent ad featuring long-time advocate (and Canadian-born) Pamela Anderson is banned in Canada.
Canadian officials branded the ad "sexist" and said that a planned unveiling of the ad in Montreal could not take place because the required permit had been refused by local officials.Anderson was said to be shocked by the ban decision--SHOCKED: 'In a city that is known for it's exotic dancing and for being progressive and edgy, how sad that a woman would be banned from using her own body in a political protest. In some parts of the world women are forced to cover their whole bodies with burqas- is that next? I didn't think Canada would be so puritanical.'
And PETA's senior Vice President, Dan Matthews said: 'I think that city officials are looking at this lovely ad and confusing "sexy" with "sexist".
In the ad Anderson's nearly naked body, clad in just a teeny tiny bikini, is covered in paint markings that mimic a butcher's diagram. Her flesh is marked 'breast', 'ribs' and 'rump' and the caption reads 'All animals have the same parts. Have a heart, go vegetarian.'