For Immediate Release:
March 25, 2021
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Oklahoma City – Because Gov. Kevin Stitt declared that it’s now “Meat All Week”—a jab at Colorado’s animal- and eco-friendly MeatOut Day—PETA plans to place a billboard near the Capitol that calls out the “meathead” governor for celebrating an industry that kills animals, clogs arteries, and pollutes the planet.
“The governor may wish to flatter the meat industry, but what it sells is inhumane, unhealthy, and an environmental nightmare,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s billboard will encourage savvy Oklahomans to ignore the political pandering and join the vegan revolution.”
In addition to killing billions of animals a year, the meat industry pollutes waterways with factory-farm effluent; is linked to maladies such as heart attacks, cancer, and diabetes; operates filthy slaughterhouses in which workers have been exposed to COVID-19; and poses a risk for future pandemics. SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.
PETA offers delicious meatless recipes on its website and a vegan starter kit filled with tips.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Note: PETA supports animal rights, opposes all forms of animal exploitation, and informs the public about those issues. PETA does not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office or any political party.