For Immediate Release:
April 3, 2023
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Charleston, S.C. – “Will you eat a baby for Easter?” That’s the question a PETA supporter wearing a chef hat and apron will ask as they serve up some food for thought on Wednesday across from the historic Charleston City Market by barbecuing a lifelike baby and vegetables while other animal defenders hand out vegan starter kits and hold signs reading, “Leave Babies Off the BBQ. Go Vegan!”
When: Wednesday, April 5, 12 noon
Where: Charleston City Market, at the intersection of S. Market and Meeting streets, Charleston
“Babies don’t belong on the barbecue at Easter or any other time of year, whether that baby is a piglet, a lamb, or any other sentient being,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA hopes that anyone who is disturbed by the idea of chowing down on a child will think about extending their compassion to all other animals and choose a vegan meal instead, something PETA is ready to help facilitate.”
PETA points out that piglets and lambs are usually only around 6 months old when they’re taken from their mothers and subjected to terrifying deaths at the slaughterhouse. With the abundance of delicious animal-free roasts available, celebrating Easter with kindness has never been easier. PETA’s Christian outreach division, PETA LAMBS—which stands for “least among my brothers and sisters” from Matthew 25:40—offers a guide to celebrating a vegan holiday.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.
For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.