Pro-Vegan ‘Flesh Is for Zombies’ Ad Now Up Ahead of Zombie Walk

As Hordes of 'Undead' Converge, PETA Urges Flesh-Eaters Not to Eat Like Zombies

For Immediate Release:
August 19, 2019

Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Louisville, Ky. – PETA has placed its chilling “Flesh Is for Zombies. Go Vegan” billboard near the route of the popular Louisville Zombie Walk.

“A zombie apocalypse has nothing on the violence, blood, and gore happening behind slaughterhouse doors,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is urging flesh-eaters to dig up a little compassion and go vegan, for animals’ sake and for the sake of their own health.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that all animals have the capacity to feel pain and terror, just as humans do. Yet in today’s meat industry, chickens’ and turkeys’ throats are slit while they’re still conscious, piglets are castrated and their tails are cut off without any pain relief, and cows are hung upside down and bled to death, often while they’re still able to feel pain. By eating flesh-free meals, vegans spare animals suffering and have a lower risk of suffering from heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters do. 

The billboard is located at 1355 Bardstown Rd., at the northeast corner of Bardstown Road and Midland Avenue, just above the UPS store.

PETA opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview that fosters violence toward other animals. For more information, please see PETA’s blog or visit


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