‘Zombies’ to Picnic on ‘Bloody Human Limbs’ in Run-Up to Halloween

PETA's 'Undead' Protesters Will Point Out That All Meat Is Made From Flesh

For Immediate Release:
October 28, 2014

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Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Ottawa, Ont. – Wearing full zombie regalia and drenched in “blood,” a phalanx of “undead” PETA supporters will picnic on “human limbs” beneath a banner that proclaims, “Flesh Is for Zombies: GoVegan,” in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—hopes to remind passersby that factory-farmed 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:   Wednesday, October 29, noon

Where:  Northeast corner of Bank and Albert streets, Ottawa

The Walking Dead has nothing on slaughterhouses and factory farms,” says PETA Director of Campaigns Sarah King. “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.”

All animals have the capacity to feel pain and terror, just as humans do, yet billions of animals on factory farms every year are confined to filthy, cramped cages, stalls, and sheds; have their beaks, tails, and genitals cut off without any painkillers whatsoever; and are shipped off to slaughterhouses, where many are dismembered while they’re still alive. By going flesh-free, vegans spare animals suffering and reduce their own risk of developing heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes.

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