Cigar Smoking Toddler Featured in New Anti-Meat Consumption Ad

PETA wants parents not to feed their children any kind of meat

By on January 23rd, 2013 14:59 GMT

Almost everybody knows and agrees that smoking is bad for one's health, and there are (luckily) quite few who would ever dream about giving a cigar to a toddler.

Green-oriented group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) now hopes that their rolling out an ad showing a kid reading a book and smoking at the same time will help convince some parents that, if they are truly concerned about their kids' wellbeing, they should also quit feeding them meat.

As the ad reads, “You wouldn't let your child smoke. Like smoking, eating meat increases the risk of heart disease and cancer.”

“We all know how important it is to set a good example for our kids, and that means choosing habits—such as eating vegan meals—that will steer them toward a healthier life,” PETA Executive Vice President (and mother) Tracy Reiman went on to add.

The organization says that this ad will soon be put on display in Charleston, West Virginia.

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