Provocative Sidewalk Display Will Give Passersby Food for Thought When It Comes to Eating Animals
For Immediate Release:
May 29, 2014
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Vancouver – Lying virtually naked and covered with barbecue sauce on a giant plate—complete with to-scale cutlery and a side salad—emblazoned with the words “Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate,” a sexy PETA supporter will undoubtedly turn heads in Vancouver in advance of the EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival. Her point? That animals raised and killed for food are capable of feeling joy, love, pain, and fear just as humans are.
When: Friday, May 30, 12 noon
Where: The west corner of W. Georgia and Granville streets, Vancouver
“PETA is challenging people to think about what ‘meat’ really is: the corpse of an abused animal who did not want to die,” says PETA Vice President of Communications Lisa Lange. “With all the delicious mock meats and faux dairy products available these days, there’s never been a better time to go vegan.”
In addition to damaging the environment and human health, eating animal products causes suffering on a massive scale. In today’s industrialized meat and dairy industries, chickens and turkeys often have their throats cut while they’re still conscious, piglets have their tails and testicles cut off without being given any painkillers, and calves are taken away from their mothers within 48 hours of birth.
For more information about helping animals, visitPETA.org.