National Die-In to Draw Animal Protectors From PETA

For Immediate Release:
June 11, 2018

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Washington – Wearing shirts proclaiming, “Vegans Against All Violence,” and armed with posters of a bear, a deer, and a dove alongside the words “Stop Gun Violence: Ban AR-15s,” PETA supporters will be at the National Die-In on the lawn of the Capitol building tomorrow to join the call for an end to gun violence—against all living beings. 

When:    Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Where:    The Capitol lawn (at the intersection of E. Capitol Street N.E. and First Street S.E.), Washington, D.C.

“PETA condemns gun violence against anyone,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Our compassionate animal advocates will join the die-in to demand a more peaceful world in which no one is afraid to go about his or her daily activities for fear of being shot and killed.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—notes that hunters kill millions of animals every year. Many are injured but not killed and escape only to die slowly and painfully from blood loss and starvation, and orphans of parents killed by hunters are left vulnerable to starvation, dehydration, and predators.

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