Beef Recall Prompts PETA Message to Farmers: Get Out While You Can!

For Immediate Release:
October 23, 2019

David Perle 202-483-7382

Toronto – Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in response to reports that the E. coli beef recall has shut down a Toronto slaughterhouse (video footage available here) under fire for filth and cruelty to animals and left Canadian beef farmers with an excess of cows to slaughter:

PETA’s message to farmers is to get out while you can—the future is fast approaching, and the future is vegan. While beef is being recalled across North America because of the risk of consumers suffering from vomiting and bloody diarrhea, plant proteins are skyrocketing in popularity because they’re delicious, good for the planet, and animal-friendly—so why not see the writing on the wall, call it quits, and let the cows spend the rest of their lives in peace?

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” and more information about the bacteria risk associated with eating meat is available here.


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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