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Might 11, 2022
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Weld County, Colo. – On the heels of an avian flu outbreak on a Weld County hen farm, PETA plans to position a sky-high warning on I-25 close to the place the illness outbreak occurred: “The Writing Is on the Wall. Go Vegan.” It’s a reminder that crowded poultry farms are breeding grounds for harmful zoonotic sicknesses, simply as COVID-19 is believed to have originated at a “moist market” the place stay and useless animals had been bought for meals.
“Tofu factories have by no means triggered a zoonotic outbreak, however farms within the enterprise of harming birds danger extra pandemics,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is looking on anybody who didn’t learn the writing on the wall after COVID-19 to decide on variety, wholesome, vegan meals now.”
PETA notes that avian flu outbreaks have been reported on business farms and “yard farms” in no less than 24 states. After outbreaks, employees slowly smother chickens to loss of life with a water-based foam, fuel them to loss of life, or shut off all airflow in densely packed hen sheds, typically whereas elevating the warmth to as excessive as 120 levels and including carbon dioxide—suffocating and baking the birds to loss of life, an agonizing course of that may take hours.
Vegan merchandise comparable to tofu, meat-free tenders, plant-based “turkey” and different deli slices, and egg-free mayonnaise are extensively out there and contain not one of the cruelty—or the saturated animal fats and ldl cholesterol—that hen flesh and eggs do.
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals aren’t ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.