PETA Urges Salisbury Locals to Ditch Dairy for Lent
Ahead of Lent (14 February to 28 March), a time when many Christians choose to give something up for 40 days, PETA “cheesemongers” offered up a vegan cheese board and handed out leaflets in the centre of Salisbury.
PETA supporters offered locals free samples to demonstrate how easy it is to switch from animal-derived to vegan cheese and urged them to ditch dairy for Lent – and beyond.
Cows Never Lent Us Their Bodies
Cows are gentle, intelligent animals who, when given the chance, nurture their young and form lifelong friendships with one another – but such pleasures are denied them on dairy farms.
The females used for dairy are artificially inseminated against their will – they are raped. Workers insert an arm into the cow’s rectum and a metal rod into her vagina to deliver semen. After giving birth, the mother’s beloved calves are taken away so that the milk meant to nourish them can be used for cheese and other animal-derived foods. The separation causes painful grief to both mother and child. Once her body is worn out by repeated pregnancies, she will be sent to slaughter.
Don’t just give up chocolate for Lent. Give up dairy chocolate, dairy cheese, and all other animal-derived foods – for Lent and beyond.
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