For Immediate Release:
July 21, 2021
Tapi Mbundure 202-483-7382
Cincinnati – Some baseball fans will no doubt think twice before ordering real meat hot dogs or sausage while watching the Reds play this weekend—because PETA has placed ads on benches around Great American Ball Park reminding everyone that pigs don’t want to die for anyone’s snack.
“Pigs are playful, smart, and fascinating individuals who don’t deserve to be eaten between innings,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s ads remind us that tasty, animal-free swaps score 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 has confirmed that eating processed meats can cause cancer.
The pig-positive ads will run until Sunday at 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.