For Immediate Release:
January 27, 2021
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – Painted as a cow, a rabbit, an alligator, a parrot, and a deer, a diverse group of PETA supporters will gather in Fort Lauderdale tomorrow with signs proclaiming, “Reject WHITE Supremacy,” “Reject HETEROSEXUAL Supremacy,” “Reject HUMAN Supremacy,” and “Reject MALE Supremacy.”
When: Thursday, January 28, 12 noon
Where: The intersection of E. Las Olas Boulevard and S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
The demonstration is part of PETA’s ongoing call to action against speciesism: the damaging belief that other animals are ours to use and abuse. The global pandemic and growing awareness of inequality have prompted a social reckoning—one that PETA says should include a reflection on the deeply disturbing ways in which humans violate other animals in laboratories, slaughterhouses, circuses, and elsewhere.
“PETA is asking everyone to reject human supremacism,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “I am an animal. We are all animals. There aren’t animals and us. There isn’t a human race and all the other races. That’s a supremacist idea, and it should be stamped out, just like all other forms of supremacy.”
PETA encourages everyone to combat speciesism by buying only cosmetics that weren’t tested on animals, choosing vegan food and fashion, staying away from animal circuses, and otherwise rejecting the exploitation of all animals.
PETA’s motto reads, “Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.