PETA Latino ‘Crime Scene’ Shocks Colombian Capital

Published by Rebecca Maness.

On September 25, people in Bogotá, Colombia, were shocked at the sight of “bloody” activists lying “dead” on Avenida Carrera 9a. PETA Latino and local animal rights group Veganismo Activismo staged an animal agriculture “crime scene”—a powerful visual revealing the disturbing truth about what happens to animals on today’s farms and in slaughterhouses.

PETA Latino crime scene demo in Colombia with people laying on the ground with chalk outlines around them

In crime-scene style, the activists were enclosed in chalk outlines of pigs, fish, cows, and other animals along with “evidence markers” stating facts about how each animal suffered and died.

closeup of woman on ground with chalk outline, covered in fake blood

The demonstration took place during a ciclovía, when streets are closed temporarily for cars and open only for pedestrians and bicyclists. Dozens of passersby took photos and videos and stopped to talk with the activists, who were using megaphones to read sound bites about the cruelty of animal agriculture.

closeup of yellow "crime scene marker" with text in Spanish

Don’t Make Your Plate a Crime Scene: Go Vegan

Today’s farms and slaughterhouses resemble the worst crime scenes imaginable, as piglets’ tails are cut off without painkillers, calves are torn away from their mothers within hours of birth, and chickens’ and turkeys’ throats are slit—often while they’re still conscious. The victims may not be human, but the torture is the same.

woman standing with a sign in front of McDonalds at PETA Latino's "crime scene" demonstration in Colombia

Each one of the billions of animals mutilated and killed for food every year is a sensitive individual who feels pain and fear, just as humans do, and doesn’t want to die. You can reduce the body count by going vegan. Order a free vegan starter kit to make the change today:

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

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