For Immediate Release:
November 14, 2023
Sara Groves 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – New York street artist Praxis is bringing his talents to Sunset Boulevard this week, where he’ll create an unmissable animal rights appeal on the side of the PETA Empathy Center during a four-day painting marathon. Everyone is invited to come by the center to see him in action as he paints what might be the largest animal rights mural in the world. His original artwork will be part of PETA’s animal-free clothing campaign to end the torment and slaughter of animals for wool and leather (“hairless fur”).
When: Tuesday, November 14 to Friday, November 17, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: The wall facing N. Benton Way at the PETA Empathy Center, 2624 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
A mock-up of the mural that will be painted
“This stunning mural will jolt everyone who sees it into realizing that sheep and cows are thinking, feeling individuals who don’t want to die for sweaters and shoes,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA urges anyone inspired by its message to stick to animal-friendly vegan clothing.”
A big part of the profit from slaughtering cows is their hide. Cows whose skin is used for leather are castrated and branded and their tails are cut off—all without painkillers—before they’re violently killed. PETA entities have documented cruelty to sheep at wool operations worldwide in 14 exposés. Even on cleverly labeled “sustainable” and “responsible” farms, workers are found to beat, stomp on, and cut open terrified, struggling sheep as they shear them. Animal agriculture is responsible for nearly one-fifth of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.