PETA ‘Pig’ to Picket HoneyBaked Ham With ‘Go Vegan’ Easter Message

'For Christ's Sake, Go Vegan,' Says Group

For Immediate Release:
April 16, 2014

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Lexington, Ken. – A costumed “sad pig” from PETA will hit HoneyBaked Ham in Lexington during lunchtime on Thursday to promote merciful meals for Easter. Other PETA members will distribute copies of the group’s video exposé of the meat industry, which reveals how factory farms are hell on Earth for animals.

When:   Thursday, April 17, noon

Where:  HoneyBaked Ham, 2600 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington

“Jesus would be appalled by the suffering inflicted on the pigs, chickens, cows, and other animals on today’s factory farms,” says PETA campaigner Matt Bruce. “PETA encourages Christians and non-Christians alike to show mercy for all creatures by choosing vegan meals—for Easter Sunday and every day.”

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