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A Humane Response to Violence in Colorado

Written by PETA | August 8, 2012

Everyone has heard of the horrifying shooting of moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado, which left 12 people dead and dozens more injured, and many people have debated how gun control or mental-health care might help stop future outbreaks of violence. But while there are many forms of random, senseless violence that we can do nothing about, there’s one way each of us can make the world a little more peaceful every time we sit down to eat: All we have to do is choose meat-free meals. That’s why PETA has written to the Arapahoe County sheriff to ask him to lead the way by placing the man charged in the Aurora shooting, James Holmes, on a totally nonviolent vegan diet.

There’s a Reason ‘Carnivore’ Sounds Like ‘Carnage’

Although the extreme violence inflicted on them rarely makes the news, animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses endure senseless acts of aggression and bloodshed every hour of every day, and their fear and pain are as palpable and real as anyone else’s. Also, extreme cruelty to animals is inextricably linked to acts of violence against human beings.

Eating plant-based meals is a simple way for all of us to make the world a less violent place. To initiate this positive trend, PETA has offered to provide all inmates of the Arapahoe County jail where Holmes is incarcerated with vegan meals for a day at no cost to the county.

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  • Ike Nelson says:

    I understand that Barum and Bailey circus is coming to Denver what kinds of protests will be panned? Thanks!

  • Alena says:

    I WILL always be vegan. Anyone suffering from any problem – physical, emotional, mental … will be greatly helped by being on a vegan diet. It clears mind, body, and soul.

  • Richard says:

    PETA HAS A UPHILL BATTLE TO TRY TO STOP ANIMAL ABUSE I WILL ALWAYS BE A VEGAN AND DO ALL OF THE ACTION ALERTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • keith says:

    Could be Wally’s farm Cheryl.,I signed the petition about closing that torture chamber down the other day. I expect these poor souls are from another violent ridden slaughterhouse staffed by physo’s and sadists who enjoy inflicting pain and terror. When you consider that aprox.1600 sentient creatures are killed a second around the world.. I think the only possible way forward is ” For The One Who Knows Best,” to bring this lunacy the so called Human Race to an end., for certain we deserve no mercy for just about everything we touch and tarnish.

  • Cheryl Gehrke says:

    Oh those poor little pigs. They look like the ones at Wally’s Farm in NSW in Australia. Yes, I think a lot of the violence today stems from humans mistreatment of animals. Factory farming should be shut down and banned. People do not need to have 10,000 choices of meat at the market. All animals should have humane comfortable living conditions and a humane death if they are to die. It would be better if people would go vegetarian, but it will be a long time coming.

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