The Harrisburg trash incinerator is nothing if not controversial. The infamous plant has burned up more tax-payer dollars than trash, leading to the bankruptcy of the Capital city, a state takeover and what is bound to be a protracted legal battle.
Now PETA wants to throw some cash the city's way in exchange for putting their Go Vegan ad - complete with scantily clad Lettuce Lady - on the incinerator's dormant smoke stack.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - long known for its camera-grabbing animal rights campaigns - has made a pitch to Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson, reports the Patriot-News of Harrisburg.
In its letter to the mayor PETA writes:
This win-win offer would help the city’s finances while advising residents that one of the best ways to help the environment—and improve their own long-term health—is to go vegan.
A specific amount was not disclosed, but the letter described it as "modest."
A city spokesman told the Patriot he has yet to see the letter and could not comment.