Provocative Sidewalk Display Will Give Passersby Food for Thought When It Comes to Eating Animals

Provocative Sidewalk Display Will Give Passersby Food for Thought When It Comes to Eating Animals

For Immediate Release:
September 11, 2014

Contact:
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Victoria, B.C. – Lying virtually naked and covered with barbecue sauce on a giant plate—complete with to-scale cutlery and a side salad—emblazoned with the words “Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate,” a sexy PETA supporter will undoubtedly turn heads in Victoria to coincide with the Esquimalt Ribfest. Her point? That animals raised and killed for food are capable of feeling joy, love, pain, and fear—just as humans are.

When:   Friday, September 12, 12 p.m.

Where:  In front of The Bay Centre, 1150 Douglas St., Victoria

“PETA is challenging people to think about what meat really is: the corpse of an abused animal who didn’t want to die,” says PETA Vice President of Communications Lisa Lange. “With all the delicious mock meats and faux dairy products available these days, there’snever been a better time to go vegan.”

In addition to damaging the environment and human health, eating animal products causes suffering on a massive scale. In today ‘s industrialized meat and dairy industries, chickens and turkeys often have their throats cut while they’re still conscious, piglets have their tails and testicles cut off without being given any painkillers, and calves are torn away from their mothers within 48 hours of birth.

For more information about helping animals, visit PETA.org.

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