Haunting Message on Billboard Urges People to Stop Eating Animals' Bodies
For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2018
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
San Antonio – Halloween is just around the corner, and so is PETA’s mobile billboard that proclaims, “Is Your Body a Graveyard for Dead Animals? Go Vegan!” The message will circle around the Haunted River event at the San Antonio River Walk from 3 to 11 p.m. on Friday.
“Reality can be scarier than fiction, and blood-soaked slaughterhouses filled with the cries of animals whose throats are being slit makes that point,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA urges everyone to stop eating like zombies and go flesh-free.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that more than 9 billion chickens, 300 million turkeys, 115 million pigs, and 29 million cows are slaughtered for food each year. Animals used for food experience joy, pain, fear, love, and grief and value their lives, just as humans do. But in today’s meat and dairy industries, cows are forcibly separated from their beloved calves, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, piglets are castrated without painkillers, and fish are cut open while they’re still alive.
In addition to sparing the lives of nearly 200 animals each per year, people who go vegan reduce their risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and numerous other health issues.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.