Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Every Day

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More than 10,000 people crowded onto the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to attend the dedication ceremony of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Besides being a leader of the civil rights movement, King also spoke out on other volatile issues of the day, such as the Vietnam War. When asked why he would concern himself with anything other than civil rights, he answered, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” In that spirit, PETA volunteers attended the dedication and urged the receptive crowd to further honor his legacy by ending injustice to the billions of animals killed for food every year.

King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, was a vegan in her later years, as is his son, Dexter Scott King. To truly end all social injustice, please consider following in their compassionate footsteps, and order PETA’s vegetarian/vegan starter kit today.

Written by Michelle Kretzer

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