The US animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, [PETA] has launched a barking mad campaign aimed at Catholic churches and institutions that will bemuse and offend many Catholics.
PETA call their outrageous their publicity stunt the ‘Pope condom campaign’, which features a doctored photograph of the Holy Father holding a condom and the slogan, ‘Dogs and Cats can’t use condoms’. The purpose of the campaign is to get pet owners to spay or neuter their cats and dogs.
PETA launched their misguided campaign in St Peter’s Square, and which they announced:
‘Visitors to the Vatican yesterday were the first to receive our new “Pope Condom” campaign leaflets, which we’ll also soon be taking to cathedrals and churches across the U.S.’
Protect the Pope comment: Knowing the sensitivity and seriousness of this moral issue for Catholics, and others, it is insulting and demeaning for PETA to associate the Holy Father with the use of condoms. It’s a cheap, sleazy, publicity stunt, that will alienate many Catholics from PETA’s advocacy of the ethical treatment of animals. What a bunch of idiots.