Provocative Sidewalk Display Will Give Passersby Food for Thought When It Comes to Eating Animals
For Immediate Release:
October 15, 2013
Allison Lakomski 202-483-7382
Kansas City, Mo. – Lying virtually naked on a giant plate, a sexy PETA supporter will undoubtedly turn heads outside the American Meat Institute’s Animal Care and Handling Conference in Kansas City. Her point? That animals raised and killed for food are capable of feeling joy, love, pain, and fear just as humans are.
When: Wednesday, October 16, 12 noon
Where: At the intersection of Main Street and Pershing Road, Kansas City
“PETA is challenging people to think about what ‘meat’ really is—and that’s the corpse of an abused animal who did not want to die,” says PETA Campaign Manager Katie Arth. “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, visit PETA.org.