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PETA Parade Entry Would Show Philly Some Love

Written by Michelle Kretzer | March 20, 2013

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 ham.”

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 society .

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. 

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  • Mukesh Tanwar says:

    What kind of misinterpretation of religion is this? I serioulsy doubt these people esp. the clergy if they really understand their religion. All they are doing is misguiding people to keep them in their own control…

  • szagoca says:

    dont eat me

  • Marla says:

    Pigs are so misunderstood, often described as dirty, ugly and stupid. They are actually quite intelligent, and smarter than the typical family dog. They can be trained to use a litter box, just like the family cats.

  • Paula Matthews says:

    Reading a book by Dan Matthews called Commited..a man who campains for PETA… The best read… I am vegetarian and see no reason to eat meat. Love what you people do… Keep up the good work…. Had a pet pig once… The most inteligent and affectionate creature…. So so sad

  • Sarah MacKenzie says:

    Animals are our responsibility to protect – not eat. I have just recently become vegan in my diet so that NOTHING in the animal needs to be killed and abused for me. Being vegetarian or vegan is so simple. Please give the animals a chance to live out their lives in peace and care.

  • Mark says:

    I wish everyone was vegan as animals don’t deserve this type of life.

  • Ana says:

    I agree in the sense that more kindness and empathy should be shown to animals. Maybe to start from being lacto-vegetarians and then vegetarians, of course no pressure, but we need this change in our conception about animals :)

  • Romina&Sasa Kulundzic says:

    S T O P I T ! ! ! ! !

  • Marietta says:

    don’t eat these wonderful creatures….let them live!

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