‘Nuns’ on Stilts Urge Christian Group to Make Pop-up Restaurant Vegan

For Immediate Release:

17 October 2017


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


PETA’s Stilt-Walking ‘Sisters’ Call On Daughters of Divine Charity to Show Compassion for All Animals

 London –  Today, bearing signs that proclaimed “Thou Shalt Not Kill. Go Vegan” and “Eating Meat Is a Bad Habit,” PETA’s “nuns” stood on stilts outside urging the Christian congregation to strike the chicken soup from the menu and serve only peaceful vegan fare. The restaurant will be operating for three days as part of a new Channel 5 series called Bad Habits, Holy Orders.

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“Eating chicken or any other animal is the real bad habit,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA is praying that the Daughters of Divine Charity will honour the Christian teachings of love and compassion for everyone by serving only vegan foods.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that chickens killed for soup and other dishes are crammed into filthy sheds and bred to grow such unnaturally large upper bodies that their legs can become crippled. At the abattoir, their throats are often cut while they’re still conscious, and many are thrown into scalding-hot defeathering tanks while they’re still able to feel pain.

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