Butcher Removes Purple Sausage ‘Honouring’ Prince, Who Was Vegan

For Immediate Release:

26 April 2016

Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


PETA Urges Palace Premier Meats to Make Amends With a Vegan Tribute

Paignton, Devon – Today, PETA has rushed a letter to Paul Kenyon, owner of Palace Premier Meats, after hearing about the company’s plans to honour music legend Prince, who was vegan, with a meaty purple sausage. Although the company has since scrapped the idea, PETA is urging Palace Premier Meats to make amends by offering a vegan sausage.

“Prince was an outspoken vegan who would never have gone near a butcher’s shop, and he certainly wouldn’t have wanted his name exploited to sell novelty sausages”, says Manager of Special Projects Dawn Carr. “Offering a vegan sausage is a way for the company to meet the ever-growing demand for meat-free meals while winning back some of the customers they may have lost with this disrespectful stunt.”

A great friend to PETA and animals, Prince donated “Animal Kingdom” to PETA US to use as a musical invitation to the group’s 20th anniversary party in New York, and the lyrics profoundly lay out the reasons why animals are not ours to eat:

No member of the animal kingdom nurses past maturity
No member of the animal kingdom ever did a thing to me
It’s why I don’t eat red meat or white fish
Don’t give me no blue cheese
We’re all members of the animal kingdom
Leave your brothers and sisters in the sea

Vegan sausages contain roughly a third of the fat and calories of their fleshy counterparts – and they help prevent animals from enduring extreme suffering on factory farms and in abattoirs. They’re also “greener”, as the meat industry is a leading cause of environmental devastation, including greenhouse-gas emissions. PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – encourages all caring people to replace meat with tasty vegan meals.

PETA’s letter can be found here. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.