PETA Offers Fotheringhay Church Donation for Repairs in Exchange for ‘Go Vegan’ Banner

For Immediate Release:
16 November 2017

Olivia Jordan +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; [email protected]


‘I’m ME, Not MEAT’ Banner Would Boost Church Fund While Encouraging Parishioners to Try a Compassionate Vegan Diet

Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire – Following reports that the Church of St Mary and All Saints in Fotheringhay is raising money for repairs, PETA sent a letter this morning offering a donation in exchange for hanging a banner in the church. The proposed banner shows a cow’s face next to the words “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan.”

The image is available here.

“PETA’s banner would benefit the Church of St Mary and All Saints’ vital repair work while spreading a message of compassion throughout the parish,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Going vegan is easier than ever before, and making the switch spares animals a miserable life and painful death.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries, calves are torn away from their mothers within hours or days of birth, piglets’ tails are cut off without any painkillers, and chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious. In addition, vegans are less likely to suffer from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity than meat-eaters are – and vegan diets are kinder to the environment.

PETA’s letter is available here. For more information or to order a free vegan starter kit, please visit