For Immediate Release:
April 1, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Little Rock, Ark. – With Easter just around the corner, PETA has placed ads on 12 kiosks near churches and restaurants depicting Moses grasping a bunch of carrots and reminding everyone that there are no exceptions to the commandment not to kill.
“‘Thou shalt not kill’ must extend to everyone, including pigs, cows, and chickens,” says PETA Vice President Daniel Paden. “This Easter, PETA is encouraging Christians to celebrate the resurrection with a merciful vegan meal that leaves God’s creation in peace.”
The Bible clearly states that God’s design for the world was one in which humans and other animals coexisted peacefully and humans were caregivers—not killers. In Genesis 1:29, God says that the Earth’s seed-bearing plants and fruit will “be your food.” But animals killed for food experience hell on Earth: Workers carve calves’ horns out of their skulls, chop off chickens’ beaks, and castrate pigs without painkillers; confine animals in filthy conditions at facilities where they can’t follow their God-given instincts; and slit their throats in slaughterhouses.
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 or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
PETA’s ads will appear throughout the month on the kiosks at the following places, which include locations near Subway, David’s Burgers, McDonald’s, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, and Southern Ain’t Fried Sundays restaurants as well as the Central Church of Christ, Capitol View United Methodist Church, Christ Episcopal Church, and New Life Church:
- 434 W. Markham St.
- 172 State Capitol (in front of the Capitol building)
- 101 E. Markham St.
- 400 and 424 President Clinton Ave.
- 322, 417 (on two kiosks), and 524 Main St.
- On the Arkansas River Trail, near the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum
- 425 W. Capitol Ave.
- The intersection of W. 15th and Main streets