Osteen’s Flock to Protect Pigs This Easter?

Published by PETA.

In its former incarnation as a sports and concert venue, the building that now houses Houston’s Lakewood Church must have been witness to the consumption of countless hot dogs, hamburgers, and other meaty foods. But if a recent PETA proposal is accepted, a bit of that carnivorous record could be offset.

After Lakewood pastor Joel Osteen expressed an aversion to pork products, PETA offered to prepare a faux-ham dinner for Lakewood congregants on Easter Sunday if Osteen displays this banner in the church’s sanctuary:


Pig: (c) iStockphoto.com/Eric Isselee Wall: (c) iStockphoto.com/kyoshino

Of course, anyone can celebrate a cruelty-free Easter dinner—and PETA can help!

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind