Photos: Vegans BBQ ‘Dog’ In Dublin

For Immediate Release:

4 September 2019


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


Thought-Provoking PETA Protest Urges Passers-By to Leave All Animals off Their Plates

Dublin – Today, as BBQ season draws to a close, several PETA supporters roasted a “dog” on Dublin’s Henry Street over a banner proclaiming, “If You Wouldn’t Eat a Dog, Why Eat a Pig? Go Vegan!” Protesters also handed out “Think Before You Eat” leaflets to passers-by and held signs reading, “End Speciesism!”

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“When it comes to the capacity to suffer and feel pain and fear, a dog is no different from a pig, a chicken, or a cow,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA is urging anyone repulsed by the prospect of chowing down on dog meat to extend that compassion to all other animals and go vegan.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that in the meat industry, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, piglets’ tails are cut off without painkillers, and cows are hung upside down in abattoirs and their throats are slit. On the decks of fishing boats, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive.

PETA – which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview – offers a free vegan starter kit, available here. For more information, please visit