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City Named America's Most Violent—Group Says Reduce That
Rating, Starting With Your Plate
For Immediate Release:January 24, 2013
Contact:Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
PETA sent a letter to Flint Mayor Dayne Walling with an
offer that the group hopes he'll like: Place a banner that reads, "Stop
the Killing—Starting With Your Plate. Go Vegan," on City Hall, and PETA
will pick up the tab. The proposal comes on the heels of preliminary FBI data
that found that Flint is the most violent city in the U.S. PETA's point? That
violence begets violence and that going vegan may help reduce dangerous
aggression. It is also, of course, a significant way to reduce the suffering of
millions of animals who are killed every day in U.S. slaughterhouses—not to
mention that meat-free meals can help foster empathy for all living
"It's hard to talk about reducing violence if you are
paying someone to kill animals for nothing more than a fleeting taste,"
says PETA Associate Director of Campaigns Lindsay Rajt. "If you're kind to
pigs and chickens, it's a lot easier to show compassion toward your fellow
PETA points out that violence and suffering are everyday
realities for the billions of animals who are tormented on factory farms and
endure painful and terrifying deaths in slaughterhouses every year. PETA also
likens eating meat, eggs, and dairy products to hiring a hit man to provide you
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
PETA's letter to Flint Mayor Dayne Walling follows.
The Honorable Dayne WallingMayor of
Dear Mayor Walling,
On behalf of PETA and our more than 3 million members and
supporters, including thousands in Michigan, I am writing in response to
Flint's recent FBI designation as the
most violent city in the United States. May we offer a suggestion that
could help curb violence against people and animals? Display PETA's banner at
City Hall and other municipal buildings. It reads, "Stop the
Killing—Starting With Your Plate. Go Vegan. PETA." (See attached.) PETA
will happily pay to place this lifesaving ad in and on the buildings (perhaps
kicking off a novel way for the city to raise some funds).
The violence inherent in producing meat, eggs, and milk
today would shock all but the most hard-hearted
person. Chickens and turkeys have their throats cut while they're still conscious,
piglets are castrated without being given any painkillers, fish are suffocated
or cut open while they're still alive on the decks of fishing boats, and calves
are torn away from their mothers within hours of birth. Buying meat, dairy
products, and eggs means paying for these practices to continue—effectively,
hiring the hit man.
Recognizing what is done to animals can help us to think
past our own impulses and bad habits and become compassionate consumers. In
fact, some prisons have implemented vegetarian diet programs (along with other
violence-reduction measures) and found that inner-prison aggression has been
reduced. Also, promoting meat-free dining would prevent other premature deaths
in Flint: Vegetarians are less likely than meat-eaters are to suffer from heart
disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and strokes.
Displaying our pro-vegan banner on Flint's municipal
buildings might just encourage residents to lay down their weapons—starting
with the steak knife.
Chris HolbeinAssociate Director
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