Hundreds of ‘Animals’ Take Over Tube for ‘World Day for the End of Speciesism’

Hundreds of ‘Animals’ Take Over Tube for ‘World Day for the End of Speciesism’

London – In recognition of World Day for the end of Speciesism (27 August), PETA has plastered tube carriages with 600 images bearing animal faces and the message “We, too, feel pain, love, joy, and fear.” The campaign is part of PETA’s efforts to challenge speciesism – the belief that, despite their extraordinary talents and abilities, all other animal species are inferior to humans.

High-resolution images are available here.

“Other animals feel every one of the emotions humans do, and yet they’re caged, tortured, and killed with impunity,” says PETA Vice President of Programmes Elisa Allen. “PETA is calling on everyone to end this cycle of suffering and stand up for animals by going vegan.”

Speciesism is used to justify confining highly social primates alone to steel laboratory cages; killing billions of cows, chickens, pigs, and others for food; mutilating sheep for their wool; and whipping tigers to make them perform tricks. PETA encourages everyone to combat this systematic oppression by buying cosmetics that weren’t tested on animals, choosing vegan food and fashion, staying away from animal circuses, and otherwise rejecting the exploitation of animals.

The messages will run on the Bakerloo Line, Central Line, Croydon Tramlink, Docklands Light Railway, District Line, Jubilee Line, London Overground, Hammersmith & Circle Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Elizabeth Line, and Victoria Line.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way.” For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.


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