For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Nashville, Tenn. – Ahead of Mother’s Day (May 9), a pregnant PETA member dressed as an avocado will roll up to a busy intersection downtown tomorrow to urge passersby to “avocaGO vegan” and give away vegan burgers and hot “chicken” sliders topped with avocado from Sunflower Cafe.
When: Tuesday, May 4, 12 noon
Where: Intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville
“Whether you’re substituting avocadoes for butter or oat milk for cow’s milk, every vegan choice shows mother cows and other animals a little love,” says PETA Director of Campaigns Danielle Katz. “PETA encourages anyone with a pit in their stomach over cruelty to animal families to go vegan.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that cows in the dairy industry are artificially impregnated through a violating, painful process and then separated from their just born babies. Mother cows have been heard calling for their calves for days. Male calves are shoved into cramped veal crates, while most female calves endure the same fate as their mothers: They’re forced to produce milk until their bodies give out and they’re slaughtered for cheap meat.
PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.