PETA Plays Ad Hardball Outside Great American Ball Park

For Immediate Release:
July 21, 2021

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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 or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind