PETA Teamed Up With a Las Vegas Brothel For a Billboard of Naked Aliens

Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 11:21AM
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PETA Teamed Up With a Las Vegas Brothel For a Billboard of Naked Aliens
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What a time to be alive.

You've heard of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Now get ready for a series of billboards that promote alien nudity.

Bunnyranch, a Las Vegas brothel, has teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in an ad campaign designed to simultaneously highlight the horrors of the fur trade while advertising paid sex with strangers. This would be strange enough but, to make things even more bizarre, the billboards are aimed at tourists of famous alien hotspots across America.

The billboards show artist's interpretations of the classic grey, big-headed aliens that we all know and love, strutting nude out of their flying saucer alongside the message "We'd rather go naked than wear fur."

While PETA has long been known for attention-grabbing publicity efforts, this might be the strangest yet. There's no logical connection between aliens and fur coats, but PETA is forcing one regardless. And if they can also convince Bunnyranch to sponsor the billboards, so much the better (even if it does add a dubious extra element to the campaign).




If we were to draw a Venn diagram of the target markets, it's hard to imagine much overlap between people who: 1. Wear fur coats, 2. Take UFO-themed vacations, and 3. Enjoy hiring prostitutes. Ostensibly there must be some people who check all those boxes, but this is still a very niche series of billboards.

It's not like the billboards will displayed solely near the Bunnyranch. According to an official press release from PETA, the campaign will also run in Roswell, New Mexico (rumored home of an infamous UFO crash), Amargosa Valley, Nevada (near to the purported Area 51), and Devils Tower, Wyoming (the filming location for Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind).

Despite the unlikely scenario that a viewer might see one of these billboards and rush to burn their fur coats before traveling to complete a business transaction at the Bunnyranch, Dennis Hof, owner of Bunnyranch, is optimistic that this campaign will benefit the establishment:

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"As government records reveal, Area 51 may draw visitors from other planets as well as from other states, so we've teamed [up] with PETA to greet them with a message of compassion for all forms of life."
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Does this mean that Hof is hoping for extraterrestrials to make use of his brothel's services? It's hard to say.

Meanwhile, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk is eager to remind us of the fact that our greatest fear regarding aliens is that they treat us the way we treat animals:

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"If aliens visit, we'd all better hope they don't kill and skin us the way humans have done to other species. PETA is asking everyone to set a good example by treating all animals with more respect."
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