For Immediate Release:
February 10, 2021
David Perle 202-483-7382
LaPorte County, Ind. – A herd of dozens of Holstein cows took off running after escaping from a La Porte County, Indiana, farm on Saturday—and PETA wishes they’d made it to freedom. Holstein cows are typically used in the dairy industry. Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk:
Cows value their freedom and families just as humans do, so it’s no wonder when they decide to band together and try to escape from the dairy industry. Any one of us would flee from a life of being forcibly impregnated, seeing our beloved babies being stolen from us, and ending up at the slaughterhouse once our bodies gave out, and PETA invites anyone moved by these cows’ bravery to go vegan—and save the lives of nearly 200 animals a year.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any other way”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.