Pumpkin beer, delicious food, and an excuse to wear lederhosen—Oktoberfest is upon us, and PETA wants you to celebrate all month long by going vegan. Welcome to #Voktoberfest!
PETA celebrated Voktoberfest by leafleting and handing out Beyond Meat vegan bratwursts to curious festivalgoers—proving yet again that it’s unnecessary to kill conscious, feeling animals for any holiday. Seriously, just check out this Voktoberfest-inspired easy-peasy jalapeño “cheese” pretzel recipe:
Happy #Voktober! We’re challenging everyone to #GoVegan for the month of October to help animals, the environment, & your health ❤️
You don’t have to give up anything to go vegan—just try an animal-free version like this #vegan cheese-stuffed jalapeno pretzel! #October1st pic.twitter.com/bImlY30EHL
— PETA (@peta) October 1, 2018
When it comes to feeling pain and fear, a pig killed for wieners feels exactly the same way a human or any other animal would in that situation.
Refusing to consume other animals’ flesh means that you won’t be supporting the meat industry, which is hell for mother pigs, who are squeezed into narrow metal stalls barely larger than their bodies. Pigs’ tails are chopped off, their teeth are cut with pliers, and males are castrated—all without any painkillers. At slaughterhouses, they’re hung upside down and bled to death, often while still conscious.
Happy #Voktober! We’re challenging everyone to #GoVegan for the month of October to help animals, the environment, & your health ❤️You don’t have to give up anything to go #vegan—just try an animal-free version like this @BeyondMeat bratwurst from @VeggieGrill. pic.twitter.com/cBaHknicLg
— PETA (@peta) October 3, 2018
Traditions are constantly adapting to reflect moral progress, and it’s time to make a flesh-free feast part of every holiday.
Just by eating vegan, you can celebrate knowing that your choice spares nearly 200 animals an unjustifiable death every year. For recipes and shopping tips, order a free vegan starter kit today. Already vegan? Great! Help your friends or family members make the switch by sending a starter kit to their doorstep.