‘Don’t Go Ballistic: Go Vegan!’ Banner to Go Up Outside North Korea Rep’s Office

Cheeky PETA Poster Will Proclaim, 'Make Love, Not War'

For Immediate Release:
April 5, 2017

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

What:    Just a day after North Korea fired a ballistic missile, PETA members will appear outside the office of the United Nations representative for North Korea on Thursday and unfurl a banner that features an image of Kim Jong-un riding a missile and proclaims, “Don’t Go Ballistic: Go Vegan, and Make Love, Not War.”

When:    Thursday, April 6, 12 noon

Where:    820 Second Ave. (near E. 43rd Street), New York City

“War causes all species to suffer, and an all-out nuclear conflict could mean the untold suffering and death of all living beings on the planet,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s banner is a saucy reminder that we can all make the world a more peaceful place simply by choosing nonviolent meals.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—points out that consuming meat, eggs, and dairy foods supports some of the worst violence on Earth. In the food industry, piglets’ tails and testicles are cut off without painkillers, chickens’ and turkeys’ throats are slit while they’re still conscious, and cows are repeatedly impregnated and separated from their babies so that humans can drink their milk instead.

Eating vegan meals, on the other hand, has been shown to help curb aggression: At Alabama’s highest-security prison, officials found that serving inmates meat-free meals as part of a violence-reduction program resulted in a significant decrease in behavioral problems.

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