Vegans to BBQ a ‘Dog’

Thought-Provoking PETA Protest Will Urge Passersby to Fight Speciesism by Leaving All Animals off Their Plates

For Immediate Release:
August 26, 2019

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Boston – Just ahead of Labor Day, a group of PETA supporters will serve up some food for thought about speciesism—a human-supremacist worldview—on Tuesday, when they’ll barbecue a “dog” on a grill above a banner that reads, “If You Wouldn’t Eat a Dog, Why Eat a Pig?”

When:    Tuesday, August 27, 12 noon

Where:    At the intersection of Boylston and Dartmouth streets, near Copley Square, Boston

“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.

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