Having to stay at home is no reason to stay quiet—in fact, the novel coronavirus outbreak is yet another reason to focus on the exploitation of animals, because cruel and unhygienic animal agriculture practices are what got us into this mess. The stakes have never been higher: We need to get the message out—as far and wide as possible—that humans must stop exploiting animals in order to avoid the next global pandemic and spare billions of sensitive beings horrific suffering.
PETA can send you free leaflets, posters, vegan starter kits, stickers, and our new free “Help End Speciesism While in Quarantine” Kit. All you have to do is e-mail us at [email protected] with your full name and mailing address along with the type and quantity of materials you’re requesting. But if you don’t want to wait for the materials to ship, we’ve got some great alternatives that allow you to take action immediately!
Print These at Home
Choose either to fit the sign onto a single 8.5-inch-by-11-inch sheet of paper or to print the larger 17-inch-by-22-inch poster version on four sheets of paper. The latter option will require you to cut the margins and tape or glue the pages together onto your window or a poster board.
Don’t have a printer? No problem! You can use supplies that you already have at home to make a poster to hang in your window, on your mailbox, or on your front door—here’s how.
In addition to displaying posters in your window or driveway or on your car, lawn, or balcony—or using them for demonstrations—you can sign up for PETA’s Action Team to receive notifications about local protests, movie screenings, speaking events, outreach ideas, and other ways to help animals in your area.
Chickens form complex social hierarchies, and every chicken knows his or her place on the social ladder, remembering the faces and ranks of more than 100 other birds. Both elephants and chimpanzees have been found to work cooperatively to get food—and they will wait for someone else to come along to help if they get there first. In one study, rats figured out how to open cage doors for other rats and came to their aid even if a treat was available instead. And nonhuman primates have been observed holding wakes to mourn loss and turning to friends for comfort—some even lose the will to live in response to the death of a loved one.
Animals are sensitive, aware, and complex. We live in a society that values equality and freedom and that believes discrimination is never acceptable—and everyone must realize that humans can’t continue to cage, gun down, rape, mutilate, skin, and slaughter certain animals if they want to live in accordance with their own professed values. Dismantling speciesism means sparing billions of animals every year unimaginable suffering, preventing another deadly pandemic from threatening the human race, and protecting the planet from the devastating destruction that results from the mass breeding, commodification, and slaughter of animals.
© Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
If you live in the U.S. or Canada and are interested in becoming a PETA action leader and planning at least one protest every month for one of our campaigns, please e-mail [email protected] with the subject line “PETA Action Leader” and we’ll put you in touch with a grassroots protest coordinator.
The fight to end speciesism in all of its cruel forms requires our urgent attention. By printing and displaying these posters today, you’ll join activists around the world in an effort to reach the greatest number of people when animals need us to speak up for them most—now.