DIY ‘Squid Game’ Costumes Get a Vegan Twist With PETA Prop

For Immediate Release:
October 22, 2021

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – The record-breaking Squid Game is sure to inspire a lot of DIY Halloween costumes this year—so to give those ensembles an animal rights spin, PETA is now taking orders for its limited-edition “Red Light, Green Light” costume prop, which reminds everyone that going vegan is the most effective way to avoid “elimination.”

“Studies show that, on average, vegans live about 15 years longer than meat-eaters do, so anyone who wants to stay in the game in real life should stop eating animals,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA offers free vegan starter kits, delicious recipes, and more to help give anyone the green light for a longer, healthier life.”

In addition to saving the lives of nearly 200 animals per year each person who goes vegan reduces their risk of suffering from heart disease, cancer, strokes, and diabetes and helps prevent widespread “elimination.” Animal agriculture is responsible for nearly one-fifth of human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions, and SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.

PETA suggests completing the costume by pairing the “Red Light, Green Light” prop with a yellow button-up short-sleeve shirt, an orange dress, white socks, and black flats—plus a pack of vegan starter kits to give to curious partygoers and trick-or-treaters.

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

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

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