PETA Pulls First Lady Ads

Animal rights group ends campaign featuring Michelle Obama
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2010 8:12 AM CST
This image released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals shows a new PETA ad that features Carrie Underwood, first lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Tyra Banks.   (AP Photo/PETA)

(Newser) – PETA has decided to pull the “Fur-Free and Fabulous” campaign that featured Michelle Obama—without her permission. PETA’s president last week confirmed the organization didn’t seek Obama’s consent because she can’t make such an endorsement, but insisted that because the first lady has called herself fur-free, “the world should know that in PETA’s eyes, that makes her pretty fabulous," Us reports.

The group is not done with the Obamas, however: After Ringling Bros. circus started using an elephant named Baby Barack, PETA urged the White House to take a stand. “Baby Barack is not even a year old, but his curious and energetic childhood has been cut tragically short while Ringling attempts to profit from your popularity by putting him on the road to perform in the circus,” the PETA prez wrote the real Barack.

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