As Romero Fans Gather, PETA Urges Flesh-Eaters Not to Turn Their Bodies Into Animal Graveyards
For Immediate Release:
September 25, 2019
Nicole Meyer 202-473-7382
Evans City, Pa. – In time for “The Living Dead Weekend”—a celebration at the site where scenes from George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead were filmed—PETA has made sure that anyone stumbling down a local sidewalk will see one of its 100 “Flesh Is for Zombies” pavement ads.
“Attacks by hungry zombies pale in comparison to the real-life blood-and-gore fest that goes into making a hamburger,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is urging flesh-eaters to dig into vegan bites and—because vegans live longer on average than meat-eaters do—postpone the inevitable trip to the morgue.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that all animals have the capacity to feel terror, just as humans do. Yet in today’s meat industry, chickens’ and turkeys’ throats are slit while they’re still conscious, piglets are castrated and their tails are cut off without any pain relief, and cows are hung upside down and bled to death, often while they’re still able to feel pain. By eating flesh-free meals, vegans spare animals misery and have a lower risk of suffering from heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters do. And they live, on average, at least seven years longer than those who eat animal-derived foods.
PETA opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview that fosters violence toward other animals. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
PETA’s ads have been placed throughout the city, including near the Living Dead Museum at 121 E. Main St.