PETA US is attempting to persuade a council to push its vegan agenda by paying for their lifeguard training.
Animal rights activists are offering to pay $1,000 for the training of lifeguards in a local pool facility in Youngstown.
In exchange for the money, animal rights activists hoped to push their vegan agenda by displaying an ad featuring a woman wearing string-bikini bottom at the Northside Pool.
The advertisement stated: “Dive Into a Vegan Lifestyle This Summer”.
A city Mayor John A. Mc Nally said: “I appreciate PETA’s offer, but I don’t believe we would approve the particular ad that they’re proposing.
“I’m not sure I want to display the ad at the pool. But we’ll look at what we can do to benefit both sides.”
PETA has also tried to advertise its ad in a local newspaper, but their request was declined.
Not wanting to back down, Tracy Reiman, PETA’s executive vice president, said: “We’re sure that our ad will make a splash. Don’t let your citizens’ wishes to keep the pool open this summer go down the drain.”
“The $1,000 would pay to certify four lifeguards at a 10-day training class at the YMCA of Youngstown that started Monday.”
It’s been reported that the Northside Pool–the only public one in the city – may not open this year because Youngstown is struggling to hire certified lifeguards.