PETA's Provocative World Vegetarian Day Display Will Give Passersby Food for Thought When It Comes to Eating Animals
For Immediate Release:
September 29, 2016
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Shreveport, La. – What: Covered with little more than barbecue sauce and lying on a giant plate—complete with to-scale cutlery and a side salad—a sexy PETA supporter will turn heads in Shreveport on Friday, just ahead of World Vegetarian Day (October 1). PETA’s message to passersby is “Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate”—pointing out that animals raised and killed for food are capable of feeling joy, love, pain, and fear, just as humans are.
When: Friday, September 30, 12 noon
Where: The intersection of Texas and Marshall streets, Shreveport
“PETA is challenging people to think about what meat really is, and that’s the corpse of an abused animal who didn’t want to die,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “World Vegetarian Day is the perfect time to switch to delicious, healthy, and humane vegan meals and spare more than 100 animals a year immense suffering.”
In addition to damaging the environment and human health, eating animal-derived foods causes suffering on a massive scale. In today’s industrialized meat and dairy industries, chickens’ and turkeys’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, piglets’ tails and testicles are cut off without being given any painkillers, and calves are torn away from their mothers within 48 hours of birth.
For more information, visit PETA.org.