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Converge on Austin Headquarters During Celebration of Cruelly Obtained and
For Immediate Release:July 27, 2012
Contact:Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Austin, Minn. -- Accompanied by an activist wearing a pig costume and holding signs that read,
"Can the Spam: Go Vegetarian!" PETA members will protest outside the
Austin headquarters of Hormel on Saturday while the company holds a celebration
of the product's 75th anniversary. PETA's piggy's point? That the
egregious abuses endured by intelligent, sensitive pigs on factory farms and
during a terrifying slaughter—along with the artery-choking saturated fat and
cholesterol in Spam—are no cause for celebration.
When: Saturday, July 28, 3 p.m.
Where: 1 Hormel Pl. (near the intersection of Hormel Place and 16th Avenue), Austin
"Celebrating Spam is celebrating suffering and death—for the pigs who are
killed to make it and the consumers whose arteries can be ravaged by the
cholesterol and fats in it," says PETA Associate Director of Campaigns
Lindsay Rajt. "PETA suggests that Spam-eaters go vegan while there's still
time and celebrate life instead."
Before pigs become Spam, their tails are chopped off, their teeth are clipped
with pliers, and males are castrated—all without any pain relief. In an
undercover investigation into a Hormel supplier’s farm in 2008, PETA captured
video footage of vicious beatings and attacks on animals with weapons ranging
from metal bars and clothespins to a cane and workers' fists. A supervisor was
seen ramming a cane into a pig’s vagina and admitted to shoving a metal gate
rod up pigs' anuses. Abuse and mistreatment of sows and piglets appear to be
standard on factory farms, whether the pigs are destined for Hormel,
Smithfield, or elsewhere. Also, Spam is loaded with saturated fat and
cholesterol which has been linked to the cause of deadly diseases like diabetes
and heart disease, so eating it can be like playing Russian roulette with your
health. As part of the continuing campaign, PETA has T-shirts available that read,
"Vegetarians Against Spam."
information, please visit PETA.org.
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