For Immediate Release:
March 15, 2023
Robin Goist 202-483-7382
Kansas City – Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, a sky-high green cow from PETA has just gone up across the street from the T-Mobile Center—above McFadden’s Sports Saloon, Shark Bar, and KC Live! (all of which are hosting St. Patrick’s Day events)—suggesting that cows should be kissed, not killed, to help avert the worst effects of the climate catastrophe.
“Cows are gentle animals who would much prefer a kiss over the terror of the slaughterhouse,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA urges everyone to go green this St. Patrick’s Day by going vegan, sparing animals tremendous suffering and slashing the carbon emissions produced by animal agriculture.”
Most cows used by the meat industry are often confined to cramped, filthy feedlots, where they’re forced to live mired in their own waste. They’re commonly dosed with antibiotics, branded, and castrated, and their horn buds are gouged or burned out of their skulls without any pain relief. On dairy farms, cows are repeatedly forcibly impregnated and then traumatically separated from their newborn calves until their bodies finally wear out and they’re sent to slaughter.
According to the United Nations, about a third of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are linked to food production and the largest percentage of these emissions come from the meat and dairy industries. Vegan foods—such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, peas, nuts, and lentils—require less energy, land, and water to produce, and switching to plant-based foods would help drastically reduce human impact on the environment.
PETA’s cow is located at 1370 Grand Blvd.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.