PETA to Join Silver Spring Zombie Walk to Say That ‘Eating Meat Has Grave Consequences’

'Undead' Will Point Out Scary Fact That All Meat Is Decomposing Flesh

For Immediate Release:
October 28, 2016

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Silver Spring, Md. – What do vegan zombies eat? Angel hair, elbow pasta, hearts of palm, and ears of corn, of course! That’s what PETA’s swarm of “bloodied zombies” will proclaim as they storm the Silver Spring Zombie Walk on Saturday with signs that read, “Eat Grains, Not Brains!” and “Flesh Is for Zombies.” The frightful flock will infiltrate the popular event—beginning at 9 p.m. at Arts Alley on 8030 Georgia Ave.—to remind everyone that all meat is made from flesh and that going vegan is a no-brainer.

“Anyone with a beating heart and a working brain should shun meat, which is the corpse of a tortured, terrified victim who didn’t want to be killed,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is urging flesh-eaters to live longer and look out for animals by going vegan.”

PETA’s Washington, D.C., office is also overrun with “zombies” right now—including a camouflage-clad Donald Trump Jr. dragging a hunted trophy animal and a “bloody” Anthony Bourdain holding a severed “pig’s head,” among others—in an eerie exhibit that’s perfect for selfies.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—points out that animals raised for food are made of flesh and bone and feel pain and terror, just like humans. Yet every year, billions of animals in the meat industry are confined to filthy, cramped cages, stalls, and sheds; their beaks, tails, and genitals are cut off without painkillers; and they’re often hacked apart while still conscious. By going flesh-free, vegans spare animals immense suffering and reduce their own risk of suffering from heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes.

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