Animal rights group PETA has stepped forward with a different plan. It sent a letter to Jeff Jerome, curator of the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, offering to help pick up a portion of the $80,000 in return for the right to prominently post a Poe-themed, pro-vegan ad at the historical structure. The ad shows a man having a heart attack next to the caption "The Tell-Tale Heart of a Meat-Eater-Don't Be Haunted by Bad Health: Go Vegan."
"Even the master, Poe himself, couldn't match the scary things that meat, eggs, and dairy products can do to a healthy heart," says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. "Besides being murder on animals, eating meat is a surefire way to increase your chances of an early demise."
PETA's letter to Jeff Jerome, curator of the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum is after the jump.