Say ‘Prost’ to Free Vegan Sausages Ahead of Oktoberfest

PETA Pals in Veggie-Themed Bavarian Costumes Will Distribute Meat-Free Sausages and Tell Nashville, Go Vegan for 'Voktoberfest'!

For Immediate Release:
October 9, 2018

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Nashville, Tenn.What:    Wearing veggie-themed Bavarian outfits, PETA supporters will gather in Nashville the day before the 39th Annual Nashville Oktoberfest to hand out free vegan sausages to passersby. The group will hold signs proclaiming, “Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan!” and “Vegan Oktoberfest Is the Best!”

When:    Wednesday, October 10, 12 noon

Where:    At the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville

“With vegan versions of everything from sausage to schnitzel, it’s never been easier to kick meat and dairy ‘products’ to the curb,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is wishing everyone a hale and hearty Voktoberfest complete with delicious meat-free feasts and, of course, lots of beer.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that animal agriculture accounts for an estimated 14 to 18 percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions and the United Nations has concluded that a global shift toward vegan eating is vital if we are to combat the worst effects of climate change. Vegan meals also spare animals immense suffering in the meat industry, where mother pigs are squeezed into narrow metal stalls barely larger than their bodies. Pigs’ tails are chopped off, their teeth are cut with pliers, and males are castrated—all without any painkillers. And at slaughterhouses, they’re hung upside down and bled to death, often while still conscious.

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