Sen. Brisport, PETA to Hand Out Vegan Hams

For Immediate Release:
April 2, 2021

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Brooklyn, N.Y. – On Holy Saturday—the day before Easter—PETA supporters will hop over to Sen. Jabari Brisport’s office in downtown Brooklyn to help the vegan lawmaker give away more than 100 tasty, meat-free “ham” roasts to passersby. The vegan hams are from May Wah With Lily’s Vegan Pantry, a decades-old local Chinatown business.

When:    Saturday, April 3, 1 p.m.

Where:    At the intersection of DeKalb Avenue and Cumberland Street (near the entrance to the Fort Greene Park Greenmarket), Brooklyn

“Easter is about celebrating life, and we are including pigs—who want to live, feel happiness, and enjoy the sun—in that celebration,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is delighted to partner with Sen. Brisport to help families celebrate the holiday with one of the many delicious meat-free roasts on the market today.”

In today’s meat industry, mother pigs are squeezed into narrow metal stalls barely larger than their bodies and kept almost constantly pregnant or nursing. Pigs’ tails are chopped off, their teeth are cut with pliers, and males are castrated—all without any pain relief. At the slaughterhouse, they’re hung upside down—sometimes while still conscious—and bled to death.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. The group offers free vegan starter kits, available here.

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Note: PETA supports animal rights, opposes all forms of animal exploitation, and informs the public about those issues. PETA does not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office or any political party.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind