December 11th, 2008 17:47 EST
Show Your Love For Animals And Buy A PETA Coffin
"A New Mexico company is building all-wood human coffins in a partnership with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. They bear painted slogans, such as "Lifetime PETA Member" or "I saved 500 animals."
Another serves up a last laugh that plays on a long-running PETA advertisement: "Told You I Wouldn`t Be Caught Dead in Fur!"
The coffins, which went on sale last week, are priced from $620 to $670, which includes a $75 PETA contribution. Made of wood, they are designed to be Earth-friendly, with no screws, nails, hinges or animal-based glues."
The Associated Press
When my mother passed away a few years ago, I almost dropped dead when I discovered how much a coffin would set me back. The funeral homes will charge you and arm and a leg, but you don`t have to buy an overpriced casket from an undertaker. If you purchase a PETA coffin you and save a lot of money, and help support a good organization.
"Under a U.S. federal law, 16 CFR Part 453 (known as the Funeral Rule), if a family provides a casket they purchased elsewhere, the establishment is required to accept the casket and use it in the services. If the casket is delivered direct to the funeral home from the manufacturer or store, they are required to accept delivery of the casket. The funeral home may not add any extra charges or fees to the overall bill if a family decides to purchase a casket elsewhere."
We all do more than our fair share of polluting the Earth during our lifetimes, it`s a shame if we continue to despoil the planet in a coffin that`s not eco-friendly.
I plan on being cremated, but if I ever change my mind about cremation I will buy a PETA coffin. As an editorial writer who has an opinion about everything, it`s a good feeling to know that after I`m dead my coffin would still be speaking up for animal rights.
If Michael Vick ever abuses animals again he should be locked away for the rest of his life, and as part of his punishment he should be buried in a PETA coffin.
"They (the PETA coffins) are assembled by Dienna Genther, 44, a former construction worker from Bellingham, Wash., who operates a company called The Old Pine Box in rural Edgewood, about 30 miles east of Albuquerque. She began handcrafting coffins from pine, cedar, maple and other woods in 2004."
The Associated Press
Do something good for yourself, the ecology and our animal friends and order a PETA coffin today!