A friend of my husband's posted this print ad on Facebook today. How incredibly offensive. It was so over the top offensive that I decided to call WWF to ask them about it. The lady who answered the phone told me it was a hoax. She then read a statement to me regarding the ad and WWFs response to it and how they had nothing to do with it and how they thought it was incredibly distasteful, which it is.
Not sure if I believed her or not. WWF could be backtracking. However, someone made this add and that someone who OKd this is a complete idiot and should be fired. It's been what, 8 years since 9/11? I don't know when it's OK to start making fun of something so horrible, but that time hasn't come yet. It certainly isn't time to use the lives lost and fear created on that day for your own needs and to further what you think is important. Using one tragedy to try to stop another will backfire. I wasn't even alive during WWII, but jokes about it just aren't funny.
Wildlife conservation and saving endangered species is important, but not more important than the almost 3,000 lives lost that day. WWF should do more than answer the questions that come in about it. They need to issue a release that is heard by the masses. If you had nothing to do with it, tell people that you didn't print this ad and that you completely disagree with it's message...also, find the person that did this in your name and sue him. If he works for you, FIRE HIS ASS!