Cowgirl Cuties Dish Up ‘Roadkill’ BBQ

If You Must Eat Animals, Eat the Ones Who Are Already Dead, Says PETA 

For Immediate Release:
May 22, 2013

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382 

Helena, Mt. – When state Rep. Steve Lavin fought successfully to pass his bill legalizing the practice of eating roadkill, the last ally he probably expected to have in his corner was PETA. Dressed in sexy cowgirl outfits and holding signs that read, “Roadkill: Meat Without the Murder,” a pair of PETA beauties will hand out barbecued “roadkill” in downtown Helena on Thursday. PETA’s point? That eating animals who were accidentally run over by cars is preferable to eating the ones cruelly raised on factory farms and sent to a terrifying death in slaughterhouses.

When:   Thursday, May 23, 12 noon 

Where:  At the intersection of Great Northern Boulevard and W. 14th Street, Helena

“By eating deer and elk accidentally killed on highways, meat addicts can get their fix and help keep Montana clean at the same time,” says sexy cowgirl Leila Sleiman. “Of course, the best thing for people to do is to stop eating animals altogether and go vegan.”

Chickens, fish, cows, and pigs feel pain and fear just as intensely as do the animals who share our homes with us, yet they are abused in ways that would be illegal if dogs or cats were the victims. On today’s factory farms, chickens and turkeys have their throats cut while they’re still conscious, piglets are castrated and have their tails cut off without being given any painkillers, and cows are hung upside down and often skinned while they’re still able to feel pain. On the decks of fishing boats, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive.

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vegetarians are less prone to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity than meat-eaters are.

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