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Animals Join Occupy Wall Street Protest

Written by PETA | October 18, 2011

No animals were arrested in the making of this protest, but yesterday in Zuccotti Park Liberty Square, a “pig,” “cow,” and “chicken” joined the Occupy Wall Street protesters to push for more corporate accountability. Our animals were at the center of a whirlwind of police, photographers, protesters, and intrigued passersby who stopped to read the animals’ posters and pick up copies of PETA’s vegetarian/vegan starter kit.

Bearing delicious vegan pizzas, the animals—representing 100 percent of the animals raised for food in the U.S.—brought attention to the fact that corporate greed is responsible for billions of animals’ being treated like cogs in a meat machine rather than the intelligent, sensitive individuals they are.

On factory farms, pigs have their tails and testicles cut off without being given any painkillers; cows are fattened for slaughter on barren, filthy feed lots; and chickens are crammed by the tens of thousands into airless sheds, where their accumulated waste results in ammonia-laden air that burns their eyes and throats.

To opt out of the corporate abuse of animals, order your own free vegetarian/vegan starter kit and get busy breaking down the barricades to protecting animals, your health, and the planet.

 

Written by Heather Faraid Drennan

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  • Maynard S. Clark says:

    If the animals look at human beings, they definitely ARE the 99% and we humans are the 1%. The rhetoric is ideal ! Local groups everywhere should consider doing this. [And it's better to campaign wearing something than wearing nothing. The meat is pornographic; we don't need or want to be pornographic.]

  • Denise says:

    Hooray for PETA! Finally, animals have someone to fight for them. They have been abused long enough! The organizations responsible are not “human”. They are the “animal!

  • Curtis says:

    It’s a shame that these Occupy Wall Street people are serving lots of meat. I’m glad that PETA is down there to get some attention for animals.

  • kathy says:

    That’s awesome. AR activists need to be part of Occupy Wall Street to remind that animals are among the 99% being exploited.

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