MBTA Declines PETA’s Request To Put Fake Snakes On Subway Cars

BOSTON (AP) — The MBTA says it might allow an animal rights group to advertise on its subway cars, but it won’t allow it to hang fake snakes from ceilings and handrails because that might interfere with rider safety.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) asked the MBTA for permission to put fake rubber snakes on the T for a week for a campaign against the slaughter of reptiles to make handbags, shoes and other items.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced Monday that it has referred PETA to its advertising contractor for rates.

But the MBTA also notified PETA that in the interest of customer safety and comfort, the MBTA does not permit advertisers to hang objects in subway cars.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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  1. ellen says:

    that was a dumb request hanging rubber snakes on a bus, trolley or a train?

  2. adarc says:

    Do they really the riders of MBTA are the ones who can afford snakesin boots and belts? They certainly won’t be able to after the rate hiles. The only way I’ve see T riders abuse snakes is by wearing pet snakes like living fashion accesories on the T in freezing winter weather, and then losing them.

  3. adarc says:

    Do they really think the riders of MBTA are the ones who can afford snakesin boots and belts? They certainly won’t be able to after the rate hiles. The only way I’ve see T riders abuse snakes is by wearing pet snakes like living fashion accesories on the T in freezing winter weather, and then losing them.

  4. adarc says:

    Wow – sorry typing fast, on the T, lots of typos in my last post…

  5. Mea says:

    I am pretty excited MBTA turned this down. It would be so creepy to have fake snakes just hangin’ out while you’re making your daily commute. :) -Mea http://www.hertrainstories.blogspot.com

  6. Eddie says:

    What a dumb idea. Did peta ever take into account that some people are deathly afraid of snakes? Just a picture scares some people, let alone rubber ones hanging on the poles and straps..

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