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Paul McCartney Educates Tourists at Capital

Written by PETA | July 20, 2011

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian. -Paul McCartney

All summer long, the millions of people who will visit Washington, D.C.’s National Mall will be greeted by  PETA’s arresting “Glass Walls” display across from the Museum of Natural History. With 12 massive panels and a large-screen television playing Sir Paul McCartney’s “Glass Walls” DVD, the display causes passersby to stop to watch, talk to PETA staff, and take away copies of the video and vegetarian/vegan starter kits.


One mother walking with her teenage son stopped, pointed, and told him, “Watch—this is how animals are treated at slaughterhouses. This is terrible!” She said she was going vegan and left with information. A young boy also repeatedly brushed off his impatient father so that he could continue to scan the panels. A passing bike rider vowed never to eat chicken again after stopping to watch the section of the video about chickens.

In the first month alone, more than 10,000 copies of “Glass Walls” were distributed, along with similar numbers of vegetarian/vegan starter kits, free stickers, and other resources to help people transition to a vegan diet. We expect to distribute more than 50,000 DVDs before summer’s end and change the minds and lives of thousands of people.

If you are in D.C. this summer, swing by the National Mall to check out the “Glass Walls” display or check it out online at Animal Liberation Project. You can also get the information from PETA’s literature catalog and grab some extras to give to your friends.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Becks says:

    I went to DC this summer and I am proud to say I walked right up to the PETA people on the National Mall to say “Even though I am a member, I still would like some of your products.” I am hoping to pass off the DVD to one of my friends back at college and make the stickers into magnets to put on my dorm room door so all who pass it can know about my cause.

  • Steve says:

    This is awesome – getting the news across. I wish there was more of these in the UK.

  • Donna Gattuso says:

    i love Paul McCartney! What a great idea to reach thousands of people a day and inform them of the benefits of being a vegetarian and speaking up for animal rights!!! Love You Paul!!

  • love says:

    Thanks PETA for everything

  • Christine says:

    This is awesome! Go Veg! It’s the best choice I’ve ever made in my 48 years on this planet!

  • Sarah says:

    Wow – what a great idea! Good job PETA! 🙂

  • Salena (F.A.R.) says:

    I was there this summer! [Our family vacation] I was wearing my club soda not seals shirt when we went by this and I got myself some more free stickers. 😀

  • Carla* says:

    Awesome Peta!! Way to go!! If you can change a few minds, it’s alll worth it!!