Will Iconic Comedy Pub Become the First Vegan ‘Slaughter House’?
For Immediate Release:
26 June 2018
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
WILL ICONIC COMEDY PUB BECOME THE FIRST VEGAN ‘SLAUGHTER HOUSE’?
If Liverpool Pub Takes Meat, Eggs, and Dairy ‘Products’ Off the Menu, PETA Will Provide Veggie Burgers for the First All-Vegan Night
Liverpool – Following the release of new research showing that the number of vegans in Britain has risen by 700 per cent in just the last two years, PETA sent a letter this morning asking Liverpool pub The Slaughter House – whose basement is home to Laughterhouse Comedy events – to switch to an all-vegan menu and become “the world’s first vegan Slaughter House”.
In the letter, PETA points to the numerous comedians who are vegetarian or vegan – including Laughterhouse veteran John Bishop, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, and Michael Legge – and offers to provide The Slaughter House with free veggie burgers to dish up on the pub’s first all-vegan night.
“Liverpool native Paul McCartney has said, ‘If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian,’ but if The Slaughter House made this change to its menu, everyone would be vegan – no glass walls necessary!” writes PETA Director Elisa Allen. “You wouldn’t be sticking your neck out: by offering vegan gastro-grub, you’d be making a name for yourself as a dining destination and be laughing all the way from the basement to the bank.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – also notes that vegan meals spare animals immense suffering. In today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries, fish are cut open alive, chickens’ throats are slit while they’re still conscious, piglets’ tails are cut off without painkillers, and calves on dairy farms are taken from their mothers within hours of birth.
In addition, the British Medical Association has concluded that going vegan slashes the risk of suffering from obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure – and the United Nations has concluded that a global shift towards a vegan lifestyle is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.