PETA wants Food Lion to stop using lions in ads

PETA wants Food Lion to stop using lions in ads (Image 1)

PETA is giving its two cents to Food Lion, urging the supermarket chain to stop using live animals in its advertisements.

The advertising campaign features a lion telling people about saving money on their purchases by shopping at the North Carolina-based chain. In the campaign, which has run since 2013, the lion ends the ads with the tagline, “That’s just my two cents.”

In a statement on its website, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Food Lion should “create eye-catching ads without resorting to the use of deprived, captive wild animals.”

Food Lion spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said the chain doesn’t plan to change the campaign. She said the company requires filming partners to adopt precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of the lion in the commercial.

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