PETA Mocks ‘Meathead’ Governor’s Pro-Meat Day

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 or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind