Cubs Fans’ Budweiser Bar to Get PETA Mobile Message Over Clydesdale Mutilations

For Immediate Release:
August 1, 2023

David Perle 202-483-7382

Chicago – Cubs fans are in for an eyeful during Saturday’s game, courtesy of a PETA mobile billboard that will circle the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern, next to Wrigley Field, urging Anheuser-Busch to stop amputating the Clydesdales’ tailbones just so they’ll look a certain way when hitched to a beer wagon.

When:    Saturday, August 5, 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Where:    Outside Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern, 3647 N. Clark St., Chicago

As PETA recently revealed in a damning video exposé, Budweiser has been severing Clydesdales’ tailbones—either with a scalpel or with a tight band that stops the blood supply to the tail, causing it to die and fall off. Tailbone amputation for cosmetic reasons is condemned by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners and is illegal in 10 states and a number of countries. The practice causes immense pain, affects horses’ balance, and removes their first line of defense against biting and disease-spreading insects.

“Budweiser must be a few cans short of a six-pack if it thinks people will look the other way while it disfigures horses to sell beer,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “Until the King of Tears stops this cruel practice, PETA is calling on everyone to pass on the Bud.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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