Animal-Rendering Facility Prompts ‘Meat Stinks’ Billboard

Animal-Rendering Facility Prompts ‘Meat Stinks’ Billboard

Locals to Get a Whiff of PETA’s ‘Go Vegan’ Message

Newark, Nottinghamshire – Following reports of “vile” smells coming from an animal-rendering facility near Newark – in which animals’ body parts and other “waste” products are turned into industrial fats and oils – PETA is in discussions with outdoor advertisers to place its “Meat Stinks. Go Vegan” billboard in the area.

“If it wasn’t for the meat industry, there’d be no need for stinking animal-rendering facilities in the first place,” says PETA Vice President Mimi Bekhechi. “If local residents don’t want to live with the stomach-churning stench of manure, slurry, and rotting flesh, the solution is to go vegan.”

Far more concerning than the pungent smell are the unsanitary conditions on today’s factory farms, which make them the ideal breeding grounds for deadly pathogens. Outbreaks of mad cow disease, swine flu, avian flu, SARS, MERS, foot-and-mouth disease, and other zoonotic diseases (those that can be passed from animals to humans) have stemmed from farming or capturing animals for food. The novel coronavirus is believed to have originated in a Chinese “wet market”, at which live and dead animals are sold for human consumption.

Each person who goes vegan helps to reduce the likelihood of future pandemics and protect our environment from the damaging effects of factory farms and processing plants, as well as sparing nearly 200 animals a year daily misery and a terrifying death. Investigations of UK farms have found pigs with dirty open wounds and other injuries, chickens crammed by the thousands into windowless sheds and forced to live amid their own waste and the corpses of their flockmates, and cows forcibly separated from their beloved calves.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and offers a free vegan starter kit full of recipes, tips, and more.

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Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327; [email protected]