For Immediate Release:
June 10, 2022
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Below, please find a statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman, following recent reports that the Farmer John slaughterhouse in Vernon, California, will close by 2023:
“The hellish Farmer John slaughterhouse is finally closing, along with the fortress of lies it built around the premises, depicting ‘happy’ pigs. PETA is celebrating the end of this reeking dump and the cruelty it inflicted on animals, and we encourage everyone to recognize this closure as an invitation to leave pigs off their plates.”
As part of its campaign, PETA plastered the mural with stickers alerting passersby to the horrors behind its walls, drove a “pandemic pig” mascot in a convertible to protest the COVID-19 hotspot, and more.
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.