Chilling Display Shines a Light on Real-Life Horrors Facing Animals
For Immediate Release:
October 26, 2016
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Washington – As Halloween creeps up, PETA’s devilish display of the undead outside its office at 1536 16th St. N.W. is giving passersby the creeps—and lots of opportunities for selfies. Behind a banner that reads, “Only Ghouls Hurt Animals,” a camouflage-clad Donald Trump Jr. drags a hunted trophy animal; a “bloody” Anthony Bourdain holds a severed “pig’s head” (the entrail eater will visit D.C. on Thursday); a whip-wielding Kenneth Feld, owner of Ringling Bros. circus, stands before a cowering tiger; Dr. Frankenstein grasps a “syringe” beside caged “rats”; a fur hag staggers forward in her “mink” coat; and a “walker” in a “Flesh Is for Zombies” T-shirt is seen climbing up a window. The eerie exhibit’s message from the grave reminds living passersby that no one with a beating heart should support any of the horrifying abuses endured by animals.
“Because of ghouls like Donald Trump Jr. and Anthony Bourdain, real life is a nightmare for animals in the meat industry, in labs, on fur farms, in circuses, and in their homes when they’re hunted for a thrill,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA’s ghastly group of zombies reminds everyone that animals have had enough evil tricks played on them, so this Halloween and every day, let’s treat them kindly.”
PETA—whose motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way”—reminds everyone that we can make the world a less horror-filled place for animals by making compassionate choices when it comes to the food we eat, the things we buy, and the activities we support.