People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants to help out the state of Kansas with its budget problems, in exchange for a little…ad space, you might call it.

From this story in the Lawrence Journal:
_The animal rights group PETA is offering to help Kansas with its state budget deficit, but there’s a catch.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it would pay the state to erect an anti-fishing sign at Miami State Fishing Lake in Fontana. PETA would pay rent for as long as the sign remained.

The sign shows a dog with a fish hook through its lip and reads, “If You Wouldn’t Do This to a Dog, Why Do It to a Fish?”
_The offer was made in an e-mail Thursday to Gov. Mark Parkinson.

PETA said it had heard the state of Kansas was considering selling off state assets to help fill a ballooning $500 million revenue gap. Some legislators have discussed selling off state assets, such as office buildings and state-owned land.

“Our proposal would help Kansas stave off the sale of valuable assets and help the fish in Miami State Fishing Lake live in peace,” said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman._

That might be the lamest, most unimaginative and boring attempt at an outrage-inducing PR stunt PETA has ever tried. It might provoke a few yawns, but beyond that? Not so much. Come on, PETA, can’t you do any better than that?