For Immediate Release:
July 19, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Louisville, Ky. – Baseball fans might just think twice before ordering meaty hot dogs or sausages while watching the Bats play this weekend—because PETA has placed a billboard 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 billboard is a reminder that choosing vegan sausages 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. Choosing vegan foods also improves human health—the World Health Organization confirms that processed meat can cause cancer, and meat consumption is also linked to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
The pig-positive billboard is located at 1037 S. Brook St.
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.