PETA Ad Gives Christians Food For Thought During Easter

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This Easter weekend, we decided to send Christians a gentle reminder of Christ’s lesson to his followers – that they should “love one another”  (John 13:34) and have “compassionate hearts and kindness” (Colossians 3:12).

PETA UK Church Times

This poignant ad exhorts the readers of Catholic magazine the Church Times, to show consideration towards animals, such as pigs who are killed for meat, through one simple, powerful gesture – stopping eating them. After all, these intelligent animals don’t want to be killed and turned into an “Easter ham”.

“Blessed are the merciful” (Matt 5:5-9), the Bible says, and given all the messages about kindness in the New Testament, it’s clear that going vegan  is a deeply Christian thing to do. Animals are part of God’s creation, and deserve to be treated with respect, a fact recognised by kind-hearted spiritual figures such as Francis of Assisi (namesake of the newly elected Pope Francis).

As Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ, we hope they will also act on his teachings of love and empathy by standing up for the oppressed: the hundreds of thousands of animals who suffer on factory farms every single day.

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  • Brien Comerford commented on April 3, 2013 at 12:58 am

    The original and ideal biblical diet for man was vegan (Genesis 1:29). And the Prophet Isaiah envisioned messianic times to return to veganism. Idyllic Judeo-Christianity supports a cruelty-free, meatless diet.

    • Wowzers commented on April 11, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      Don’t forget that if you don’t eat meat, you shouldn’t eat ANYTHING that resembles meat!

  • David commented on April 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    And yet Jesus gave the crowds fish to eat.

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