For Immediate Release:
July 12, 2023
Sara Groves 202-483-7382
Akron, Ohio – “Meat is murder!” That’s the message PETA supporters will bring to the Oscar Mayer Frankmobile’s appearance at BJ’s on Friday as they remind passersby that cows feel pain and terror just as people do and to spare animals—and human health—suffering by eating vegan foods.
When: Friday, July 14, 10 a.m.
Where: Outside BJ’s Wholesale Club, 1677 Home Ave., Akron
“Oscar Mayer franks are bad for humans and even worse for cows, who are branded, castrated, confined to filthy feedlots, and killed,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is encouraging everyone to go vegan and steer clear of the Frankmobile to protect animals and their family’s health.”
At slaughterhouses, workers shoot cows in the head with a captive-bolt gun, hang them up by one leg, and cut their throat—often while they’re still conscious. Each person who goes vegan saves nearly 200 animals every year; reduces their own risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and obesity; and dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint.
PETA points out that the global market for vegan hot dogs grew by a whopping 20% last year and is projected to reach a market value of $1.99 billion by 2032.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and offers free vegan starter kits for anyone looking to make the switch.