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August 5, 2014

'Feeling Saucy?' PETA wants ad space on Collinsville catsup bottle

The animal-rights group PETA has asked the owner of the Brooks Catsup Bottle if they can place a temporary ad advocating vegan diets on the bottle.

Larry Eckert of Bethel-Eckert Enterprises announced last month that the warehouse property on Illinois 159 is for sale, including the world's largest catsup bottle.

PETA issued an open letter to Eckert, asking to buy ad space while the sale is underway. The ad would feature a woman in a lettuce bikini juggling vegetables, alongside the words, "Feeling Saucy? Catch up on vegan recipes at PETA.org."

PETA has advocated vegetarian and vegan diets, stating that "animals are not ours to eat."

"Our ad will help those with the bottled-up desire to try vegan meals ... that taste great with the 'tangy-est' condiment," the letter read. "I hope you will carefully pour over our offer and squeeze in a few moments to contact me."

Eckert could not be reached for comment.

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