At Alt-Right Rally, Dancing Veggies Rock Right, Swing Left to Demand ‘Peace in Our Lunchtime!’

PETA’s Giant ‘Vegetables’ Say Nonviolence and Compassion for All

For Immediate Release:
August 10, 2018

Brooke Rossi 740-629-3444

WashingtonWhat:    Sunday’s “Unite the Right” rally will have some unusual attendees: PETA’s giant, dancing vegetable mascots—Colonel Corn and Chris P. Carrot—who will carry signs proclaiming, “Give Peas a Chance!” and “Peace in Our Lunchtime!” as PETA members show the fun side of peace, equality, and nonviolent vegan eating.

“Humor is a powerful weapon, so PETA is adding a pinch of it to an event that’s leaving a sour taste in a lot of mouths,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Skin color, species, gender, and religion shouldn’t count for a bean when it comes to how any living being is treated.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—points out that animals used for food experience joy, pain, fear, love, and grief and value their lives, just as humans do. But in today’s meat and dairy industries, cows are forcibly separated from their beloved calves, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, piglets are castrated without painkillers, and fish are cut open while they’re still alive.

When:    Sunday, August 12, 5:30 p.m.

Where:    Lafayette Park (at the intersection of H Street N.W. and E. Executive Avenue N.W.), Washington

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