PETA's Christian Outreach Division's Billboard Blasts Religious Fast-Food Chain for Slaughtering Animals Despite the Bible's 'No Kill' Commandment
For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2019
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Omaha, Neb. – To shine a spotlight on the hypocrisy of Chick-fil-A, a purportedly Christian company that profits from the mass slaughter of animals, LAMBS—PETA’s Christian outreach division—has just placed a billboard near a local Chick-fil-A showing a photo of chickens hanging from slaughterhouse shackles alongside the words “WWJD? Thou Shalt Not Kill. Go Vegan.”
“Every chicken sandwich or nugget represents the miserable life and violent death of a gentle bird who was unable to follow their God-given instincts,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges kind people to show empathy and respect for the most vulnerable among us by going vegan.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. 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 yours for food.”
Chickens raised for their flesh are crammed by the tens of thousands into filthy sheds and are bred to grow such unnaturally large upper bodies that their legs often become crippled under the weight. At the slaughterhouse, their throats are often cut while they’re still conscious and many are scalded to death in defeathering tanks.
The billboard is located at 321 N. 76th St., near the intersection with Cass Street.