Jesus People for Animals, PETA's Christian Division, Prompts People of Faith to Stop Turning a Blind Eye to the Plight of God's Creatures
For Immediate Release:
December 21, 2015
Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – “Cruelty to animals … [is] a question of basic decency, and for people of faith, a matter of respect for God’s creation.” That’s the message of a new conservative talk radio ad from Jesus People for Animals—PETA’s Christian outreach division. The ad will run all week long in the lead-up to Christmas on the top-rated The Michael Medved Show, which airs on 130 stations nationwide.
“Christmas is the perfect time to reflect on what each of us can do to let there be peace on Earth for all of God’s creation, including the chickens, pigs, and cows who are slaughtered for the holiday table,” says PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien. “PETA’s Jesus People for Animals is calling on Christians to love and respect, rather than dine on, other living beings who share our interest in enjoying life.”
PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” notes that animals experience pain, fear, and suffering, just as humans do—yet in today’s industrialized meat and dairy industries, chickens and turkeys 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 torn away from their mothers within 48 hours of birth.