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PETA offers to help Poe House with pro-vegan ad

An animal rights group is offering to help out the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, which has been cut off financially by the city of Baltimore.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals offered Monday to pay for the right to prominently display a Poe-themed advertisement for the organization. The ad PETA is proposing shows a man having a heart attack with the caption: “The Tell-Tale Heart of a Meat-Eater-Don’t Be Haunted by Bad Health: Go Vegan.”

City planning director Tom Stosur says the interest and creative suggestion is appreciated, but the museum’s landmark status doesn’t allow for ad displays for products or causes outside and space is limited inside. Poe lived in the tiny rowhouse with relatives from 1832-1835. He later died in the city and is buried there.