Nearly Naked Woman’s Appeal: ‘Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate’
For Immediate Release:
15 December 2016
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
NEARLY NAKED WOMAN’S APPEAL: ‘TRY TO RELATE TO WHO’S ON YOUR PLATE’
PETA Calls On Manchester Residents to Extend the Holiday Spirit of Kindness to Animals by Choosing Not to Eat Them
Manchester – Lying on a giant Christmas plate – complete with to-scale cutlery, Brussels sprouts, and gravy – a nearly naked PETA supporter turned heads in Manchester this morning with the message “Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate – Go Vegan”. The action aimed to encourage passers-by to consider that turkeys feel pain and terror and value their lives, just as humans do – and they don’t want to end up on our table at Christmas.
“PETA is encouraging people to extend the holiday spirit of peace and goodwill to all by leaving animals off their plates this Christmas”, says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Thanks to the array of mock meats available, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a festive meal packed with all the flavour but none of the cruelty of meat.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that although turkeys in the wild can live up to 10 years, those killed for Christmas dinners are normally slaughtered at between 12 and 26 weeks of age. The sensitive young birds are hung from metal shackles by their feet and dragged through an electrified bath that can cause them to have full-body tremors. Sometimes, they’re still conscious when their throats are slit and they’re placed into scalding-hot water to remove their feathers.
For more information – and delicious vegan Christmas recipes – please visit PETA.org.uk.