New Valentine's Day Billboards Urge Everyone to Go Vegan
For Immediate Release:
February 10, 2020
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Decatur, Ala. – Ahead of Valentine’s Day, PETA has organized a sweet surprise near two BBQ restaurants: giant pro-vegan billboards featuring a pig who urges viewers to have a heart for animals and go vegan.
“Intelligent, playful pigs are unique individuals who value their lives and don’t deserve to be killed for a fleeting taste of flesh,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is urging people to show pigs and other animals some love and respect by keeping them off their plates.”
In today’s meat industry, mother pigs are squeezed into narrow metal stalls barely larger than their bodies and kept almost constantly pregnant or nursing. Pigs’ tails are chopped off, their teeth are cut with pliers, and males are castrated—all without any pain relief. At the slaughterhouse, they’re hung upside down—sometimes while still conscious—and bled to death.
The World Health Organization has confirmed that eating bacon, hot dogs, ham, and other processed meats can cause cancer. Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals each year and reduces their own risk of suffering from heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and numerous other health issues.
The billboards are located at 2025 Danville Park Dr. S.W., .4 miles from Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, and on AL-20, .3 miles west of Scruggs BBQ.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.