For immediate release:
April 1, 2021
David Pearl 202-483-7382
Osseo, Wisconsin. – Today may be April 1, but this is a serious proposal: The giant statue of a rooster next to the Osseo family restaurant is gone, so PETA sent a letter to owner Artan Shabani this morning, offering to pay the $ 1,000 reward he offered for the statue. return. All Shabani had to do was add the words “Try the vegan chicken!” to the bib on the statue and serve it when the statue gets home, and PETA will even host a tasting of the best vegan chicken strips and sandwiches on the market for the restaurant owner to review.
“Chickens love their families, dream when they sleep, feel pain and fear, and are not on the restaurant menu any more than we do,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Inviting the Big Rooster Osseo to eat vegan chicken would not only give visitors food for thought. Who they put their plates, but they also put the statue on the map.
As PETA shows in its video Chicken Backward, the meat industry shoves tens of thousands of birds into dirty factory sheds and scalds many of them alive in dust extraction tanks. Every person who goes vegan lowers the risk of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, and can help prevent future epidemics and pandemics. SARS, swine flu, avian flu, and COVID-19 all arose from keeping and killing animals for food. PETA is offering a free downloadable vegan starter kit for anyone interested in transitioning.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “the animals are not ours to eat” – opposes arrogance, a worldview focused on human superiority. For more information please visit PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…
This is followed by a letter from PETA Shabani.
April 1, 2021
Osseo family restaurant
Dear Mr. Shabani:
I am writing on behalf of PETA and over 6.5 million of our members and supporters around the world, including many from Wisconsin, in response to your offer of an award for the return of the giant rooster statue. We have an offer that I hope will interest you: PETA will pay out a full $ 1,000 reward if you add the words “Try Vegan Chicken!” to the bib of the statue and agree to serve only vegan chicken in the restaurant as soon as the bird returns home for the night. That’s why we make this offer:
We want everyone to count Who animals, what ticks them and how they feel. Chickens are intelligent, sensitive animals that feel pain, empathy, and love; form complex social structures; and dream at night like people. Research shows that they can anticipate future events, communicate with their chicks while they are still in their shells, so that they recognize their mother’s call when they hatch, and have distinct personalities. Even chickens can count and perform basic addition and subtraction.
Chickens raised for meat are mistreated. They inhabit overcrowded, filthy barns with tens of thousands of other birds, where disease, suffocation, and heart attacks are common. They are then forcibly shoved into trucks to be sent to slaughterhouses, where they are shackled and hung upside down, their throats are slit and immersed in hot tanks to remove feathers. US government inspection reports show this often happens while they are still conscious.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 75% of newly emerging infectious diseases in humans started in other animals. Aside from COVID-19, deadly outbreaks of bird flu, swine flu, mad cow disease, SARS and other zoonotic diseases have been caused by the use of animals for food, and the next pandemic from such a source is not an issue. if a but when…
Vegan restaurants are better equipped to meet the growing consumer demand for healthier, greener, and safer meals. Google data shows that vegan food is now twice as popular as it was five years ago, and in 2020 the popularity of vegan meat alternatives on the Grubhub delivery platform has grown by 463%. This is something worth shouting about! We’re happy to offer you some delicious vegan chicken strips and sandwiches that you can add to your menu. Some, like Gardein, are available in local supermarkets. Thank you for attention. We look forward to hearing from you.