Will Historical Slaughterhouse Bear ‘Try Vegan!’ Plaque?

For Immediate Release:

18 April 2018


Jennifer White +44 02078 376 327, ext 222; [email protected]


PETA Asks The City of Edinburgh Council for Permission to Place Commemorative Plaque on Newly Discovered 19th Century Site

Edinburgh — Following the discovery of a 19th century slaughterhouse in Edinburgh, PETA sent a letter this morning asking the City of Edinburgh Council Leader Adam McVey for approval of a permanent commemorative plaque which would be placed at the site to mark the historical significance of the area.

The plaque would read, “In Memory of all the Cows Who Suffered and Died in an Abattoir on This Very Spot: Try Vegan.” In the letter, PETA points out that the memorial would be especially fitting for Edinburgh, which has been recognised as the UK’s Most Vegan-Friendly City because of its numerous vegan-friendly restaurants.

“PETA’s plaque would memorialise the animals who died years ago at the site on King’s Stables Road and remind passers-by that killing animals for their flesh is a practice that belongs firmly in the past,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Edinburgh’s restaurants offer everything from vegan haggis to veggie burgers, so there’s no better place in Scotland to give vegan eating a try.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that vegan eating spares sensitive animals a terrifying death in today’s abattoirs, where workers shoot cows in the head with a captive-bolt gun, hang them up by one leg, and cut their throats, often while they’re still conscious. Vegans are also less prone to suffering from cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters are, and they have a smaller carbon footprint.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.