PETA Pig Mascot to Help Pass Out Free Vegan Roasts

Giveaway Comes After Rescue of Abandoned Piglet in Queens

For Immediate Release:
December 14, 2020

David Perle 202-483-7382

Long Island, N.Y. – A pig mascot in a Santa hat will lead PETA members as they hand out free vegan Tofurky hams and Field Roast roasts tomorrow outside Community Solidarity’s Huntington Food Share to encourage community members to make kind choices this holiday season. The giveaway comes just two days after PETA rescued a cold, abandoned piglet, Babe, who is now being cared for by Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION). PETA also just saved two turkeys from the chop at live-animal markets in New York City.

When:    Tuesday, December 15, 8:30 p.m.

Where:    Community Solidarity’s Huntington Food Share, at the intersection of Fairground Avenue and E. Sixth Street, Huntington Station

“PETA is ready with tips, recipes, and more to help people celebrate a humane holiday by choosing a vegan feast this year,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “When it comes to having feelings, loving our families, and valuing our lives, we’re all the same, whether we have hooves, wings, or hands.”

In today’s meat industry, pigs’ tails are chopped off, their teeth are cut with pliers, and males are castrated—all without pain relief. At the slaughterhouse, they’re hung upside down and bled to death. Turkeys killed for food are hung upside down and dragged through an electrified bath, and they’re often still conscious when their throats are slit and they’re dumped into a scalding-hot defeathering tank.

In August, PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—donated 4 tons of vegan food to Community Solidarity’s Huntington Food Share.

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