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OK. I’m all for ethical promoting. Heck, if you’ve got a product, service, or cause feel free to promote it until the cows come home.

But I’ve got big problems with promotion when it crosses lines I personally (and I have a hunch a large group of people) may find offensive.

Case in point: a few months ago Prince Philip killed a fox. Yeah. It was gross. They shot it, clubbed it, then stepped on its chest. It finally died enough for them to pick it up and throw it in some neighboring brush. Here’s the link:

http://www.theroyalist.net/content/view/1657/1/

Terrible story, I admit.

But it gets worse.

To protest this event and to (presumably) draw attention to his personal cause, British performance artist Mark McGowan has decided to eat a Corgi. His reasoning? The queen loves her Corgis so to protest her husband’s treatment of the fox and highlight “the RSPCA’s inability to prosecute Prince Philip and his friends”, he’ll eat one of her beloved pets.

Dang, that’s harsh.

It makes me wonder how two obvious “wrongs” can make a “right.”

Now, I realize that the animals we choose to eat seems to be a culturally arbitrary decision. Some cultures find eating dogs absolutely fine. Others frown on eating cows. Still others won’t touch pork. I’ve read about people who’ll eat anything with a heart beat.

But that’s beside the point. Right now I’m wondering why McGowan chose this particular avenue to express his protest, considering he’s a vegetarian and doesn’t eat meat.

OK, freelancers. This one has me stumped. Your thoughts on this publicity stunt?

If you need more info, here’s a link:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6703423.stm

Beth – who’s puzzling over this strange turn of events.

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