For Immediate Release:
March 3, 2016
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange released the following statement in response to reports that Yoenis Céspedes sent the pig he purchased for $7,000 to a butcher:
Yoenis Céspedes can afford $7,000 out of his own pocket, and this loving, loyal, and clever pig is paying the real price with his life. It’s a shame that Céspedes dropped the ball here and missed the opportunity to send this pig to a sanctuary, where he could have lived out his days in peace. We’re sending Céspedes some delicious vegan bacon in the hope that he’ll open his heart, not clog it with pig fat.