PETA Parade Entry Would Show Philly Some Love

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Christ’s chief lesson to his followers was that they should “love one another” (John 13:34). And in Philadelphia, “the city of brotherly love,” citizens are encouraged to embrace that sentiment. So as Philly prepares to kick off its huge annual Easter parade, PETA has asked permission to add some food for thought to the day, with a mobile billboard.

We’re hopeful that our billboard will encourage everyone to start showing kindness to pigs, who don’t want to suffer and die to become an “Easter ham.”

In Matthew 25:40, Jesus says, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” Pigs, who are as sociable and intelligent as dogs, are abused in ways that would be illegal if dogs or cats were the victims—so surely they are among the least powerful beings in our society .

We hope all Christians will act on Christ’s teachings of love and empathy, and we have a wealth of vegan recipes for Easter to help them. 

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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