PETA’s Dancing Veggies to Jolly Up Saturday’s Rally With ‘Give Peas a Chance!’ Signs

Giant 'Vegetables' Will Call for Nonviolence and Compassion for All

For Immediate Release:
August 25, 2017

David Perle 202-483-7382

San FranciscoWhat:    Saturday’s rally in San Francisco will have some unusual attendees: PETA’s giant, dancing vegetable mascots—Colonel Corn and Chris P. Carrot—who will carry lollipop signs proclaiming, “Give Peas a Chance!” and “Peace in Our Lunchtime!” as PETA members show support for peace, equality, and vegan eating.

When:    Saturday, August 26, 2 p.m.

Where:    Chrissy Field Beach, San Francisco

“PETA is adding a pinch of humor to what could be a sour event, with a plea to put down the hate and pick up the vegan plate,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Skin color, species, gender, and religion shouldn’t count for a bean when it comes to how any living being is treated.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—points out that animals used for food experience joy, pain, fear, love, and grief and value their lives, just as humans do. But in today’s meat and dairy industries, cows’ are forcibly separated from their beloved calves, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, piglets are castrated without painkillers, and fish are cut open while they’re still alive.

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