For Immediate Release:
March 16, 2021
David Perle 202-483-7382
Lincoln, Neb. – From an Omaha meat shop, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has declared a statewide “Meat on the Menu Day” in response to Colorado’s “MeatOut Day” and its laudable effort to reduce the consumption of animals, do a little something to protect the environment, and enhance public health. Please see the following statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk:
PETA is planning to put up a billboard on the Colorado side of the border with Nebraska warning, “Entering Nebraska, Home of Meathead Governor Ricketts!”—calling out a governor who is so afraid of the vegan future that he created a whole day to celebrate his meat-industry campaign contributors for killing animals, operating filthy slaughterhouses in which workers have been exposed to COVID-19, polluting waterways with factory-farm effluent, and turning a blind eye to meat-related maladies such as heart attacks, cancer, and diabetes.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for food”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.