Written by Michelle Kretzer
Christ's chief lesson to his followers
was that they should "love one another" (John 13:34). And in Philadelphia, "the city of brotherly love,"
citizens are encouraged
to embrace that sentiment. So as Philly prepares to
kick off its huge annual Easter parade, PETA has asked permission to add some
food for thought to the day, with a mobile billboard.
We're hopeful that our billboard will
encourage everyone to start showing kindness to pigs, who don't want to suffer and die to become an "Easter
In Matthew 25:40, Jesus says, "Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me." Pigs, who are as sociable and intelligent as dogs, are abused in ways that would be illegal if dogs or cats
were the victims—so surely they are among the least powerful beings in our
We hope all Christians will act
on Christ's teachings of love and empathy, and we have a wealth of vegan recipes for Easter
to help them.
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
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animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.