PETA and Pastor to Pass Out Pig-Free Pork

For Immediate Release:
April 1, 2021

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Honolulu – On Good Friday, PETA’s Christian outreach division, LAMBS (which stands for “Least Among My Brothers and Sisters” from Matthew 25:40), will team up with Pastor David Cady of THE WELL (Wellspring Fellowship Church) to hand out 40 free vegan ham roasts:

When:    Friday, April 2, 1–5 p.m.

Where:    THE WELL, 94-447 Apowale St., Waipahu

Cody, who volunteers with Aloha Vegans Food Share, credits his teenage daughter with inspiring him to go vegan. “I came to realize that adopting a vegan lifestyle is simply a logical step in being a more loving, compassionate human being,” he says. “If that’s not the Jesus path, what is?”

LAMBS—whose motto, in a twist on PETA’s, is “Animals are not ours. They’re God’s”—notes that the Bible clearly states that God’s design for the world is one in which humans and other animals should coexist peacefully and humans are caregivers, not killers. In Genesis 1:29, God says that the Earth’s seed-bearing plants and fruit will “be your food.” However, many Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection by eating pigs, who experience hell on Earth: Workers chop their tails off, cut their teeth with pliers, castrate the males—all without painkillers—and slit their throats in slaughterhouses.

“Pigs are known to dream, recognize their names, and show empathy for each other, so it’s a blessing to save them on Easter Sunday or any other day,” says PETA Vice President Daniel Paden. “PETA and LAMBS are eager to help feed hungry families and show everyone how delicious a merciful vegan meal can be.”

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