Ad Features Iconic Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Quote: 'Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere'
For Immediate Release:
September 13, 2018
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Kenner, La. – As Nike’s ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick prompted Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn III briefly to ban all booster clubs from purchasing Nike products, PETA has launched plans to run a billboard in the Louisiana town that shows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s face next to his iconic quote “Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere.”
“We’re glad that the mayor backed down, because speaking out against injustice is a fundamental American right, whether you’re objecting to racism, sexism, or speciesism—such as the torture and slaughter of living beings for hamburgers,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, who notes that social reformers throughout history have embraced nonviolence in all forms, including what they eat, and that Kaepernick, a vegan, is no exception. “PETA’s billboard will help people remember that empathy is a virtue and learning to respect individuals who seem ‘different’ is the first step toward ending prejudice.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—supports all movements for social justice and equality for all regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexuality, age, ability, or species.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.