An animal rights message from the dead: PETA pays $200 for ads on Oregon man’s cremation urnsBy AP
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
PETA buys ad space on Oregon man’s cremation urns
PORTLAND, Ore. — A dying Oregon comedian’s last words will be written on his cremation urns — and the message will be sponsored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The animal rights group has paid $200 to place ads blasting KFC and dog breeders on the urns that will hold the remains of Aaron Jamison, who is dying of colon cancer.
The Springfield man offered the ad space earlier this month so his wife wouldn’t be left with funeral costs.
Since then, the $800 cremation cost has been covered, and donations have helped pay some of Jamison’s medical bills.
One of the PETA ads will say: “I’ve Kicked the Bucket — Have you? Boycott KFC.” The other reads: “People who Buy Purebred Dogs Really Burn Me Up. Always Adopt.”