PETA to the Marlowe Theatre: Take Animals Off the Menu for ‘Peppa Pig’s Adventure’

 

For Immediate Release:

8 February 2018

Contact:

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

PETA TO THE MARLOWE THEATRE: TAKE ANIMALS OFF THE MENU FOR PEPPA PIG’S ADVENTURE

Group Urges Venue to Go Meat-Free in Honour of Popular Piglet

Canterbury – After learning that Peppa Pig’s Adventure is coming to The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, PETA rushed a letter to Paula Gillespie, acting theatre director, urging her to honour the mischievous little pig by taking animals off the venue’s café menu during the run – or even better, for good. As an added incentive, the group has offered to supply vegan sausages for the opening show.

“Many of the young children who will cheer for Peppa would be horrified to learn that sausages are made from pigs like her,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Peppa shows others that she’s not a piece of bacon or a ham sandwich but rather an individual with emotions and the ability to feel joy. What better way to honour the live show’s message than by serving vegan meals?”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – has documented that UK farmers clip or grind down many piglets’ teeth and cut their tails off without any painkillers. After females give birth, they’re confined to farrowing crates so small that they can’t even turn around, let alone fulfil their strong urge to build a nest as they would naturally do. They’re forcibly impregnated over and over again, and each litter of piglets is torn away from them after only a few weeks and transported to fattening pens before eventually being sent to slaughter.

PETA has released two eyewitness exposés – which can be viewed here and here – revealing that pigs languish in shocking conditions on UK farms.

The group’s letter is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.

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