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Images of Torture, Mutilation, and Imprisonment Make the Point That All Exploited Species Suffer
For Immediate Release:April 20, 2010
Contact: Shakira Croce 757-622-7382
Norfolk, Va. -- Calves confined to veal crates on today's factory farms are like children who were once forced to work in coal mines. Battery-caged hens suffer in much the same way that sweatshop workers do. Sponsored by the Penn Vegetarian Society (PVS), the Liberation Project--the brainchild of peta2, the world's largest youth animal rights organization--will be on display at the University of Pennsylvania to invite debate from students on these and other comparisons.
Where: College Green (near the intersection of 36th and Walnut streets), University of Pennsylvania When: Tuesday, April 20, through Thursday, April 22 (all day)
"Child labor, human slavery, and the oppression of women and immigrants were addressed only after forward-thinking people challenged the status quo," says peta2 Director Dan Shannon. "Today, nonhuman beings are tormented, denied justice, and slaughtered out of sheer prejudice--just as some human beings have been throughout history."
The exhibit consists of 12 panels with graphic photos juxtaposing past cruelty to women, children, and minorities with photos of animals in similar exploitative situations. With the exhibit, peta2 hopes to inspire students to break down the barriers between species and think about how one's own actions can either perpetuate or stop abuse and exploitation. Click here to view the online version of the exhibit.
PVS promotes a vegetarian diet by raising awareness about the horrors of factory farming and the harmful health effects of a meat-based diet. Last semester, PVS hosted PETA Vice President Bruce Friedrich in an open forum titled "Meet Your Meat." PVS has also worked diligently to get more vegan options on the University of Pennsylvania's campus and in the West Philadelphia community.
For more information, please visit peta2.com.
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