GoDaddy pulls Super Bowl ad after animal rights criticism
Web hosting company GoDaddy has decided to pull the advertisement it originally intended to run during the Super Bowl.
After receiving criticism from animal rights groups, the company's CEO said Tuesday the ad will not be shown. Helena Yurcho, the creator of a Change.org petition against the commercial, celebrated the decision with an update as well.
The ad shows a puppy falling from a pickup truck and finding its way back home. When it arrives, the owner says she sold the dog on a website she built with GoDaddy.
Critics said the ad made light of so-called "puppy mills."
The spot was intended to poke fun at a similar, less cynical Budweiser ad.
- Dan Gartland