For Immediate Release:
June 2, 2021
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Orlando – PETA and members of the advocacy group Animal Activism Mentorship will serve up some food for thought about speciesism—a human-supremacist worldview—on Thursday, when they’ll barbecue a “dog” on a grill that reads, “If You Wouldn’t Eat a Dog, Why Eat a Pig?”
When: Thursday, June 3, 12 noon
Where: W. Church Street and S. Orange Avenue, Orlando
“When it comes to feeling pain and fear, a pig is no different from a dog, a cat, or a human,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is urging anyone who’s disturbed by the prospect of chowing down on a chow chow to extend that compassion to all other animals and go vegan.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that because of speciesism, pigs are routinely abused in ways that would be illegal if the victims were dogs or cats. In today’s pork industry, 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, often while still conscious, and bled to death.