‘Meat Shame’ Protest Planned Outside Local Grocery Store

PETA Will Also Praise Shoppers Who Save Animals and Protect Slaughterhouse Workers by Buying Vegan Foods

For Immediate Release:
July 8, 2020

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Milwaukee – PETA will kick off Slaughterhouse Shame Month on Thursday with a protest outside Pick ‘n Save, where the activists will stand with paper bags over their heads that read, “Meat Shame,” and shirts that say, “I Bought Meat and a Slaughterhouse Worker Died From COVID-19” or “I Bought Meat and an Animal Was Killed for It.”

When:    Thursday, July 9, 12 noon

Where:    Pick ‘n Save, 605 E. Lyon St., Milwaukee

Other PETA supporters will offer shoppers a choice of two bags: a nice tote sporting the words “I Care About Animals and Workers. I Buy Vegan Foods” or a paper bag that states, “I Don’t Care About Animals or Workers. I Buy Meat.” The group notes that confining and killing animals for food has been linked to SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19—and a new strain of swine flu with “pandemic potential” is now spreading from pigs to humans in China.

“Anyone who is still supporting slaughterhouses, where animals’ throats are slit and more than 10,000 workers have tested positive for COVID-19, should be ashamed,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is urging everyone to practice compassion by choosing only delicious, healthy, and versatile vegan foods that never caused a pandemic.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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