In Run-Up to Halloween, PETA's 'Undead' Protesters Will Point Out That All Meat Is Flesh
For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2017
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – What: Wearing full zombie regalia, a phalanx of “undead” PETA supporters soaked in “blood” will “dine” on a woman lying on a dinner table on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday. As zombies pull out and “eat” the woman’s “organs,” she’ll tell passersby that all animals are made of flesh, blood, and bone—just as humans are—and that the best way not to be confused with a zombie is to go vegan.
When: Thursday, October 26, 12 noon
Where: Hollywood Walk of Fame, 6921 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
“Slasher films have nothing on slaughterhouse horrors,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is urging flesh-eaters to stop acting like zombies and go vegan instead, for animals’ sake and for the sake of their own health.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that all animals have the capacity to feel pain and terror, just as humans do. Yet in today’s meat industry, chickens’ and turkeys’ throats are slit while they’re still conscious, piglets are castrated and their tails are cut off without any painkillers, and cows are hung upside down and bled to death, often while they’re still able to feel pain. By eating flesh-free, vegans spare animals suffering and have a lower risk of suffering from heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters do.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.