Photos: Vegans BBQ ‘Dog’ in Southampton

 Photos: Vegans BBQ ‘Dog’ in Southampton

Thought-Provoking PETA Protest Urged Passers-By to Leave All Animals Off Their Plates

Southampton – Today, amid BBQ season, several PETA supporters roasted a “dog“ on Southampton’s Above Bar Street over a banner proclaiming, “If You Wouldn’t Eat a Dog, Why Eat a Pig? Go Vegan!” Protesters also held signs reading, “End Speciesism!”

“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 Senior Campaigns Manager Kate Werner. “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.”

Each person who goes vegan spares the lives of nearly 200 animals every year and helps prevent future pandemics, as SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.

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. High-resolution images from the demonstration are available here. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


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