Written by Jeff Mackey
O, Canada! We're always busy, busy, busy during this festive
season, but we haven't forgotten our pals in the Great White North—y compris nos amis francophones. Yanks and Canucks have so much in common, and yet there are distinctive differences.
example, while the yuletide finds a disturbing number of friendly, intelligent pigs
on this side of the 49th
parallel killed for ham, it's the saddest day of the year for abused factory-farmed turkeys in Canada. So PETA is encouraging Canadian kids (since
kids haven't yet been taught to suppress their natural compassion for animals)
to consider what—and who—they're
eating. PETA has placed the attention-grabbing holiday billboard seen below on
a highway leading into Victoria, British Columbia.
PETA's also giving U.S. kids something to chew on other than
cruelly produced ham with this billboard, just
outside Reno, Nevada.
Of course, companion animals need
our help, too—and it's not just children who need to reconsider their attitudes.
So PETA is also looking to put up a brand-new billboard—promoting spaying and neutering to effectively curb animal
overpopulation—in the hope of reaching those kind people for whom this season is more about revering
Mary than reveling merrily.
We'd like to thank all the donors whose support of PETA makes
it possible to place these billboards, which foster awareness of animal rights.
What You Can Do
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Written by Paula Moore
Earlier this week,
a federal appeals court ruled to uphold a Texas law that requires doctors to describe ultrasounds and play audio of the fetal
heartbeat to women seeking abortions.
No matter where you
stand on abortion, we hope you'll appreciate the billboard that we'll be
erecting in Austin, Texas.
After all, the meat
industry is responsible for immense suffering—from
castration without painkillers to animals who are shackled and have their throat slit, sometimes while fully conscious—and billions of deaths,
which is about as anti-life as it gets. In contrast, a vegan saves 100 lives a year in addition to reducing his or her risk of
dying prematurely from many of our nation's top killers, including heart disease and cancer. Now that's
pro-life by any definition!
Written by PETA
KFC is known to work with suppliers that breed and drug chickens to grow so large that they can't even walk, cut off baby birds' sensitive beaks without any painkillers, and drop birds into tanks of scalding-hot water—often while they are still conscious. KFC accepts these cruel practices because they help fill the chain's buckets of chicken at a cheap price.
To highlight the twisted practices of a company that focuses on its wallets while ignoring animal welfare, we've created a series of provocative billboards. "Another Life, Another Dollar," "3 Lives for $2.99," and "Cheap Chicken Means Animals Pay a High Price" are just a few of the taglines. Hey, we never said subtlety was our forte.
Check out the ads, and then tell us which is your favorite by leaving a comment below!
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