PETA Plays Ad Hardball Outside Dickey-Stephens Park

For Immediate Release:
July 7, 2021

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Little Rock, Ark. – Baseball fans might just think twice before ordering hot dogs or “cups o’ bacon” while watching the Travelers play this weekend—because PETA has placed a dozen ads in kiosks near the stadium reminding everyone that pigs don’t want to die for anyone’s snack.

“Pigs are individuals with thoughts and feelings, so let’s not buy their body parts to eat between innings,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s ads remind us that choosing vegan bacon and veggie dogs scores big on the compassion scale.”

On factory farms today, mother pigs are squeezed into narrow metal stalls only inches larger than their bodies and kept almost constantly pregnant or nursing. Pigs’ tails are chopped off, their teeth are cut with pliers, and males are castrated—all without any pain relief. Each person who goes vegan saves nearly 200 animals every year, and choosing vegan foods improves human health, as the World Health Organization confirms that processed meats can cause cancer.

The pig-positive ads will run until July 25 in the following locations:

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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