The parents of a 14-year-old boy are furious after PETA protested their son’s cow raffle – and then sent the child a link to a website filled with former Playboy models wearing “lettuce” bikinis.
“My wife and I were incensed,” said Scott Ward, of Slidell, La. “It was definitely not appropriate for a 14-year-old boy.”
Ward’s son, Logan, is raffling the cow to pay for a summer trip to Europe. He was recently selected as an student ambassador for People-to-People and has to raise $8,000 for the 19-day journey.
Whitney Calk, a PETA street team coordinator, fired off a lengthy email to the eighth grade boy.
“It just seems a little strange to me that you feel that someone needs to die for you to go on a school trip,” she wrote the 14-year-old. “I feel like we can both surely agree that there are several other humane ways to fund raise these days that don’t involve a dead, chopped up corpse.”
A PETA spokesperson told Fox News — oops.
“Mea culpa,” said spokesperson Jane Dollinger. “We sent the wrong letter – this was a situation of someone moving a bit too fast.”
Dollinger said the youngster was sent the wrong website information. Instead, he should have been directed to a site that suggested he raise money by hosting a dodge ball game, a car wash or a rubber duck derby.
“We will be apologizing to his mother as well as sending the family a gift basket,” Dollinger added.
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