Whether you stand behind PETA’s cause, are a staunch opponent, or entirely indifferent, you have to admit that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has routinely unleashed some of the most creative ads we’ve ever seen. Let’s examine 10 of PETA’s most creative ads ever, (mostly) not featuring naked women.
Dogs and cats can’t use condoms
This PETA ad doesn’t feature naked women, but it goes for shock value with an image of the pope holding a condom.
Stop cruelty to elephants
A lot of PETA ads depict humans enduring what animals are faced with, which is why they’re so effective.
A clever pun sets off this PETA ad featuring a naked (at least, that’s what’s implied) Jamie Bamber.
Who is on your plate?
In this ad, PETA’s model symbolizes a fish – hooked from the sea, fileted alive and served to paying customers.
All animals have the same parts
What is a beautiful woman were butchered to be sold off in parts? This is where the cuts would be made – or, as this ad points out, where they are made on beef, pork and other animal food sources.
Fur get me not
Christina Applegate encourages shoppers to avoid buying fur for holiday gifts (unless it’s fake, of course) in this Christmas ad with a pun.
Let vegetarianism grow on you
Pippa Black models a new “growth” – a green, leafy vegetable in this pun-laded PETA ad.
Ink not mink
PETA adherents can be badasses, as demonstrated by this ad featuring yet another PETA pun and Chester Bennington that encourages you to decorate your own skin, rather than wear the skin of animals.
Are you a zombie?
Zombie movie fans squirm at the thought of eating rotting flesh, but that’s what you’re doing when you eat meat, according to this horrifying PETA ad.
When Giorgio Armani broke his promise to stop using fur, PETA launched this ad campaign that included a political and societal statement.