PETA ‘Pig’ to Hand Out Meat-Free Barbecue Sandwiches to Celebrate ‘Try Vegan’ Billboard in Tulsa

Going Meat-, Dairy-, and Egg-Free Prevents Scores of Animals From Suffering Every Year

For Immediate Release:
May 19, 2014

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Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Tulsa – Every vegan saves the lives of more than 100 animals every year. That’s why PETA’s “pig” will hand out free, delicious meat-free barbecue sandwiches in Tulsa on Tuesday while holding a sign that shows a pig and reads, “You Can Live Without Those Ribs. I Can’t. Try Vegan.” The event is to mark the placement of a billboard—with the same text and artwork—that just went up less than a quarter-mile from Hebert’s Specialty Meats (“Cajun Ed’s”) to spotlight meat’s devastating effects on animals raised and killed for food. The billboard is located on E. 71st Street near the intersection with S. Lewis Avenue.

When:    Tuesday, May 20, noon–1 p.m.

Where:  Intersection of W. Fifth Street and Boston Avenue, Tulsa

“We want to make it fun and easy for people to try tasty vegan foods, and we want to help people remember that the animals in the freezer case were once someone, not something,” says PETA Special Projects Manager Alicia Woempner. “Eating good food, being healthy, and protecting animals are things everyone can get behind.”

Tulsa is the sixth leg of the ad campaign, which has included “Try Vegan” billboards in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The campaign challenges people to think about eating meat from the perspective of the fish, chickens, pigs, and cows who are used for food.

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