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November 11, 2022
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Jacksonville, Fla. – Motorists headed to the Higher Jacksonville Agricultural Honest—the place pigs are served as meals and compelled to race for spectators’ amusement—will see a sky-high attraction from a pair of pigs, who’re urging attendees to have a coronary heart and chorus from sentencing pigs to depressing lives and terrifying deaths for nothing greater than a fleeting style. The message is PETA’s and comes as a reported 49% of People categorical an curiosity in consuming extra vegan meals.
“Pigs are pondering, feeling people who’re afraid to die and scream mightily when their throats are slit,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA encourages everybody to get pleasure from vegan meals that save lives, together with—given the fats and ldl cholesterol in meat—our personal!”
Practically the entire 121 million pigs killed for meals annually within the U.S. are confined to filthy enclosures so small that they’ll barely flip round. Employees chop off piglets’ tails, minimize their enamel with pliers, and castrate the males—all with out ache reduction. On the slaughterhouse, employees grasp pigs the other way up, typically whereas they’re nonetheless acutely aware, and bleed them to loss of life. By going vegan, every particular person can spare almost 200 animals yearly; scale back their threat of affected by most cancers, coronary heart illness, strokes, diabetes, and weight problems; and dramatically shrink their carbon footprint.
PETA’s billboard is situated at 5451 Arlington Expy., simply over Mathews Bridge from the fairgrounds.
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals usually are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—notes that many scrumptious pig-friendly choices, corresponding to Candy Earth’s Benevolent Bacon, Tofurky’s Ham Fashion Roast, and Gardein’s Plant-Based mostly Breakfast Saus’ge, can be found at this time.