For Immediate Release:
February 10, 2022
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Cincinnati – As part of PETA’s national “Fight the Bite” campaign that pushes sports fans to leave chickens’ wings out of their game day spreads, a giant “chicken” and supporters will “roost” outside a local Wingstop restaurant this Saturday with a message of compassion for birds. Equipped with informative activity booklets to pass out for free to youngsters, the “flock” will encourage families to forgo chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday, something that’s easier to do and more delicious than ever.
When: Saturday, February 12, 12 noon
Where: Outside Wingstop, 3363 Madison Rd., Cincinnati
“It’s no skin off our backs to visit one of the many spots with delicious vegan pickings, but it’s a matter of life or death for chickens,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA asks that everyone kick off their Super Bowl feasts with foods that leave animals in peace.”
Because the Cincinnati Bengals will play in this year’s Super Bowl, PETA is also running its edgy Super Bowl ad locally on NFL Network this week. The 30-second spot—which debuted nationally on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, too—uses “security cam” footage to show what happens to diners in various places, from couches to carryout lines, when chicken dinners suddenly become living, squawking birds with a bone to pick about being fried for food.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—offers a list of ready-to-heat wings available at grocery stores