‘End Speciesism!’ Message to Hit I-5

PETA Will Mark World Animal Day With Massive Banner Drop

For Immediate Release:
October 3, 2019

Contact:
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Seattle – A group of PETA supporters will unfurl a gigantic banner proclaiming, “End Speciesism,” over I-5 during rush hour on Friday, the 90th annual World Animal Day. The action is part of PETA’s national campaign against speciesism: the damaging human-held belief that other animals are ours to use and abuse.

When:    Friday, October 4, 5:30 p.m.

Where:    At the intersection of N.E. 50th Street and Seventh Avenue N.E., Seattle

“It’s 2019, but highly social monkeys are still caged alone in laboratories, billions of cows and chickens are still cut to pieces in slaughterhouses, and tigers are still whipped into performing circus tricks,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is urging everyone to recognize that all animals—from humans to hens—can feel pain and fear, desire freedom, love their offspring, have personalities, and value their own lives.”

PETA—whose motto reads, “Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way”—encourages everyone to combat speciesism by buying only cosmetics that weren’t tested on animals, choosing vegan food and fashion, staying away from animal circuses, and otherwise rejecting the exploitation of all animals.

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