Right now, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is wishing that PETA had stuck with their original idea.
The animal rights organization originally announced last week that Tiger Woods would be their poster boy for a billboard encouraging the spaying and neutering of pets. Of course, PETA did not have Woods’ permission to feature his image next to the tagline of “Too much sex can be a bad thing” — something made clear by his lawyers who threatened to sue.
So instead, PETA is dropping Woods and replacing him with embattled politician Gov. Mark Sanford with the possible tagline: “Your dog doesn’t have to go to South America to get laid.”
A PETA source told Page Six, “We were contacted by Tiger’s lawyers at IMG who kindly, but firmly, told us we were not authorized to use his image on the billboard, and would we desist. We agreed and have now turned the focus of our campaign to Mark Sanford.”
We’re thinking Sanford’s lawyers may not have the same pull to get this one squashed.