PETA Roasts ‘Dog’ in Trafalgar Square

For Immediate Release:

26 August 2016

Jennifer White +44 (0) 2078376327, ext 222; [email protected]


Group Offers Food for Thought, Promotes Vegan Barbecue to Spare Animals Pain and Suffering This Bank Holiday

LondonJust in time for the summer bank-holiday weekend, earlier today PETA supporters roasted a “dog” in the heart of Trafalgar Square beneath a banner proclaiming, “If You Wouldn’t Eat a Dog, Why Eat a Pig? Try Vegan”. They were giving away free samples of the roast “dog”, made from seitan – a delicious protein-rich “wheat meat” – in the hope that it will inspire holidaymakers to choose vegan barbecue.

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“When it comes to the capacity to suffer and feel pain and fear, a dog is no different from a pig, a chicken, or a cow”, says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA is encouraging people who find the thought of eating dog distasteful to keep all animals off their plates and grills this bank-holiday weekend.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – has documented that in the meat industry, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, piglets are castrated and their tails are cut off without being given any painkillers, and cows are hung upside down and often skinned while they’re still able to feel pain. On the decks of fishing boats, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive.

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