The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society is getting flack over a recent cat adoption campaign.
The animal welfare group received multiple complaints after an ad posted on Facebook and Twitter read: “You don’t have to be a STAR to grab a Pussy… cat.” This, of course, refers to the Donald Trump quote from a leaked 2005 interview.
The advertisement was promoting the sale of cats over the age of six months for $50 this week. It has since been taken down after it garnered a significant amount of backlash online, including from Lisa Gretzky, the MPP of Windsor West.
Humane Society executive director Melanie Coulter said the ad was merely an attempt to poke fun at the U.S. election, and the group had received 145 cats last week, which prompted the ad campaign.
Was it right for the Humane Society to take the ad down, or are people taking too much offence to this?