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Milwaukee Tries to Quash PETA Protest

Written by PETA | May 10, 2011

Milwaukee Eighth District Alderman Bob Donovan found out what can happen when you try to quash a PETA protest: It can backfire—big time.

PETA had wanted to remind people of what goes on behind the closed doors of the Cargill Beef Solutions slaughterhouse in Milwaukee, but Donovan denied our permit, saying that his constituents shouldn’t be subjected to a “disturbing” display. Our legal counsel pointed out that censoring PETA’s protest would violate “not only the rights of PETA but the rights of [Donovan's] constituents.” In the end, PETA got its permit, and all the media coverage of Donovan’s attempt to block PETA’s demonstration resulted in even more public interest and discussion.

The thought-provoking protest was led by drummer and Milwaukee native Andy Hurley (of Fall Out Boy and The Damned Things), who, along with other PETA supporters, sent curious onlookers home with “Glass Walls” DVDs and vegetarian/vegan starter kits. As for Donovan, he took home egg on his face.
 

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • george says:

    thankyou peta. im a vegan, and never will turn back!!

  • kris henrickson says:

    PRAISE TO PETA FOR PROTEST OF HEINOUS BLOODY SINFUL TORTUROUS MURDER OF INNOCENT FELLOW SENTIENT ANIMAL BEINGS AT THE HORRIFICALLY CRUEL CARGILL SLAUGHTERHOUSE KILLING FIELDS IN MILWAUKEE.

  • Karina4peta says:

    GO PETA!!! keep on fighting for the sake of our animals. Help STOP animal cruelty!

  • FUERA DE FOCO says:

    BASTA DE TANTA CARNICERIA….DEBEMOS RESPETAR LA VIDA ANIMAL….LA POBLACION DEL TERCER PLANETA TIENE QUE CAMBIAR DE REGIMEN ALIMENTICIO POR RAZON Y ETICA

  • Dil says:

    innocent animals go through painful horrible death. we human being so ignorant and selfish dont even bother to learn or check how it came in this nice package to end up in our plate. i wonder when this selfish human being ever going to learn Gods original creation meant for . its seems no one reads bible and understand . READ GEN: 1-29 and stop bringing the excuse about after SIN enter things change . we can always change things for better if you ask GOD wisdom and act on it . also learning is not good enough unless we put things in to practice.

  • Dil says:

    Way to go Peta .. love the way you fight for these innocent creatures who can’t speak or fight for their rights . i can’t wait to be part of your org in Sri lanka .its sad to see the condition and the rights of animals there ….my dream is to have a shelter to educate people on rights and vaccination to minimize the street dogs and to encourage people on veges.in Gods time i believe it will come true .

  • john says:

    who really cares i dont.. i still will eat meat no matter how the animals are slaughtered

  • Claudine Erlandson says:

    Bravo PETA! Great work as always!

  • Julie Lepper says:

    Way to go! Nobody can bully PETA! Julie Lepper

  • Jessica Vanessa says:

    This is what animals feel like when we slaughter innocent animals then pack them and call dead bloody flesh food smh to carnivores for they have no compassion for LIFE?!…….

  • RNI2020 says:

    Are pretty grls for sale in that supermarket?

  • MA Moore says:

    Way to go PETA & Free Speech!

  • shawna says:

    Way to go PETA one for animals zero for animal abusers

  • Jenn says:

    Gampee, it’s a person wrapped in the picture. Not crab legs. I’m not sure if you’re for real or not.

  • Louise says:

    That is an amazing protest gimic. It’s confusing to me how they find this “disturbing” because it involves human flesh, but any other flesh is not disturbing. We’ve been conditioned to believe this, though luckily for some of us the conditioning did not work. It would most definitely be thought-provoking! Thanks for all that you do for animals PETA!

  • elvira myers says:

    That’s great. But now you guys have seen the inside of the place, has Cargill made any substantice changes? That was the whole p[rpose of the exercise, wasn’t it?

  • Michelle says:

    Continue being the mouth of the helpless animals! Way to go PETA!!!

  • Grace Guerra says:

    Give it up for PETA and its volunteers. Hurrah!

  • gampee says:

    I can’t read it!! How much per pound????? Look’s like crab leg’s

  • Joy says:

    Way to go PETA!!!!!

  • Fanta says:

    That’s great but what was found?? Nothing? It would be great to hear the whole story and not just that someone refused entrance to their business.

  • Lori says:

    Yeah! Score another one for PETA!! Your efforts are tireless, and I admire you for that!

  • bigk007 says:

    Bravo!

  • Amanda says:

    tsk tsk. I live in Milwaukee, and my mother was telling me about it and I was like “That’s just Peta for ya! They are always having protests.” I don’t mind your protests! And I am from Milwaukee… So…

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