Trumpeting animal rights: PETA offers orchestra donation

Could a group that wants to protect animals from abuse and slaughter help save a revered Philadelphia institution from financial ruin?

PETA says it’s willing to donate money to the cash-strapped Philadelphia Orchestra in return for pro-vegan ads on the musicians’ stands. The ad features a picture of a pig and the words “A Vegan Diet is Music to Animals’ Ears.”

PETA spokeswoman Alicia Woempner said the donation amount would depend on the number of stands and length of the ad’s run.

“This offer would be a win-win for the orchestra because it would give them some much needed revenue,” she said. “And every patron who our ad inspires to go vegan will save more than a hundred animals a year from factory farms and slaughterhouses.”

PETA said orchestra-goers who make the switch, would be in better health–and be able to keep attending shows for many years to come.

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