PETA cancels plan for abortion-related billboard campaign

WICHITA — An animal rights group has abandoned plans to run billboards in Wichita that urge people on both sides of the abortion debate to go vegetarian.

"We are disappointed that our artwork has been rejected by the Wichita-area billboard companies," said Lindsay Rajt, campaign manager for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The proposed billboards were prompted by the shooting death of abortion doctor George Tiller last week. One says, "Pro-Life? Go Vegetarian;" the other, "Pro-Choice? Choose Vegetarian."

PETA officials learned this week that the third of three local billboard companies, Topeka-based Lamar Advertising Co., had decided not to run the billboards.

Two other companies, Clear Channel Outdoor and George Lay Signs Inc., also declined to run the billboards.

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