Richard Bacon or Richard Facon? PETA Asks Presenter for Animal-Friendly Name Change

 

Richard Bacon or Richard Facon? PETA Asks Presenter for Animal-Friendly Name Change

London – While guest-presenting Good Morning Britain yesterday, Richard Bacon expressed a desire to stop eating meat – questioning the hypocrisy of many Brits who are outraged by the idea of killing Geronimo the alpaca but have no qualms about killing and eating other sentient beings. In response, PETA has sent off a letter with a proposition: if he changes his name – or Twitter handle – to Richard Facon (after the popular term for “fake bacon”), the group will send him a month’s supply of delicious vegan meats.

“By changing your name to Facon, you’d be highlighting the many wonderful, delicious vegan meats available. And by going vegan, you’d spare up to 200 animals a year the horror of the slaughterhouse,” writes PETA in the letter.

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. Those who wish to make the transition to vegan living can order a free vegan starter kit on PETA’s website.

PETA’s letter to Bacon is available here. The group opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Contact:

Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7837 6327; [email protected]

 

 

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