I found this on Airliners.Net, thought I'd post it here:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was planning to use Ronald Reagan’s picture in a campaign promoting vegetarianism as a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, shown below to be fair:
Nancy Reagan was NOT pleased, and sent off a cease and desist letter, advising them to stop using the President's photo.
Did PETA respect that? HELL NO!
“We were hoping to get Nancy Reagan’s endorsement, but the truth is — because he was a public figure and because we’re not looking to sell a product or make money off his image — we don’t need her permission,” a PETA insider said.
So on PETA's website, they've included this poll, saying they'll defer to public opinion:
Please let us know whether or not you think that PETA should run this respectful, prevention-oriented billboard.
Yes—People deserve to know that Alzheimer’s is preventable. “Win One for the Gipper” is respectful and could help save lives.
No—PETA should not use this billboard to warn people about the dangers of eating meat.
Doesn't it look like they've creatively spun the verbiage on the "no" option to sound so negative that people who are on the fence will stay away from it? They make it sound like if you select "no," that you're somehow in favor of endangering people!
Here are the links to the news story as well as the PETA poll: