London Bus Bosses Refuse To Run Vegan Ad Because It 'Might Cause Offence'

The campaign was reportedly pulled at the last minute
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The PETA ad was rejected by transport bosses (Photo: PETA)

The PETA ad was rejected by transport bosses (Photo: PETA)

London bus bosses have refused to run an advert promoting a vegan message - on the grounds it may cause offence.

The advert, by animal rights charity PETA, was meant to be featured on 100 buses this Christmas.

According to the group, the ad - which shows a glazed and roasted dog's head on a platter next to the words 'If You Wouldn't Eat Your Dog, Why Eat a Turkey? Start a New Tradition. Go Vegan' - was previously approved by Transport for London [TfL].


PETA Director Elisa Allen told PBN: "It's shameful and confusing that PETA's campaign was rejected when Londoners are bombarded with ads selling turkey corpses. 

"What is truly offensive is killing gentle birds – who have the same capacity to feel pain as the dogs with whom we share our homes – for a fleeting moment of taste.

"PETA's ads ask everyone to offer some comfort and joy to all living beings this Christmas by enjoying a festive meal that doesn't have a dead animal's corpse as the centrepiece."

A Transport for London spokesperson told PBN: "Our agency rejected this advert following advice from the Committee of Advertising Practice."


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