‘Dog’ Roast in London Makes Powerful Vegan Plea

For Immediate Release:

21 August 2018


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


Thought-Provoking PETA Protest Urges Passers-By to Leave All Animals off Their Plates

London – Today, in the wake of news coverage of a campaign aiming to ban the consumption of dog meat in the UK, several PETA supporters roasted a “dog” in the middle of King’s Cross over a banner proclaiming, “If You Wouldn’t Eat a Dog, Why Eat a Pig? Go Vegan!” Protesters also handed out “Think Before You Eat” leaflets to passers-by.

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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. “It should be illegal to eat other living beings, but in the meantime, PETA is urging anyone repulsed by the prospect of chowing down on dog meat to extend that compassion to all other animals and go vegan.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that in the meat industry, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, piglets are castrated and their tails are cut off without painkillers, and cows are hung upside down in abattoirs before their throats are slit. On the decks of fishing boats, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.