‘Pig’ to Protest Wienermobile

PETA Will Urge Passersby to Skip the Pig Lips and Anuses and Go Vegan

For Immediate Release:
March 6, 2019

Contact:
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382

Long Island, N.Y. – Led by a costumed “pig” and holding signs reading, “I Am You, Only Different. Go Vegan,” PETA supporters will protest the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile when it rolls through Long Island this week.

When:    Thursday, March 7, 3 p.m.

Where:    Walmart, 1890 Old Country Rd., Riverhead

When:    Friday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.

Where:    Walmart, 3990 Nesconset Hwy., East Setauket

When:    Saturday, March 9, 4:30 p.m.

Where:    Walmart, 1850 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Islandia

When:    Saturday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.

Where:    Walmart, 85 Crooked Hill Rd., Commack

“Smart, sensitive pigs are mutilated and killed so that their lips, spleens, intestines, stomachs, and anuses can be stuffed into colorectal cancer–causing hot dogs,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “As the Wienermobile pulls up to Long Island, PETA encourages everyone to put the brakes on cruelty to pigs by choosing from the array of delicious vegan hot dogs available today.”

In the meat industry, mother pigs are squeezed into narrow metal stalls barely 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 painkillers. At slaughterhouses, they’re hung upside down and bled to death, often while still conscious.

The World Health Organization has confirmed that eating hot dogs and other processed meats causes cancer. On the other hand, dogs from Beyond Meat, Field Roast, Lightlife, Tofurky, and other vegan companies are packed full of protein and flavor—but free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” and the group opposes speciesism, a supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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