PETA Exposé Reveals Cows Burned on the Face, Electroshocked, and Beaten for General Motors' Leather Processor
For Immediate Release:
February 10, 2017
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Chicago – What: Two life-size inflatable bulls will lead a spirited PETA protest against General Motors (GM) at the Chicago Auto Show on Saturday. With signs proclaiming, “Branded, Beaten, and Slaughtered,” the protesters will share a recent PETA video exposé that shows that cows were branded on the face with no pain relief, electroshocked, and beaten on cattle ranches that supply GM’s leather processor.
When: Saturday, February 11, 12 noon
Where: In front of the auto show’s entrance at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago
“Every leather car interior means the torment and death of an average of three gentle cows,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on General Motors and all automotive companies to embrace cost-effective, eco-friendly, and humane vegan leather seats and steering wheels.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—notes that an eyewitness reported that cows suffered from open, bloody wounds and sometimes trampled one another in panic when forced to go through tight chutes. At slaughterhouses, their throats were slit and their skin was cut off.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.