For immediate release:
April 14, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Buckeye, Arizona. – PETA has just installed a billboard outside the Hickman Family Farms headquarters to commemorate more than 165,000 birds that died last month in a fire at a facility owned by the company. The billboard encourages anyone who is upset about animal suffering to take personal responsibility and stop buying eggs and go vegan.
“Every chicken that died in that fire was a thinking, feeling person trapped in a filthy barn and exploited,” says PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman. “If a PETA billboard encourages just one person break their egg habit, we will do something good for some chickens and for this person. “
Eggs are cholesterol bombs that cause health problems, including heart disease and high blood pressure.
Chickens used to produce eggs are kept in cramped barns where each bird has no more than a square foot of space. Few households bother to spend money on installing smoke detectors or fire extinguishing systems, because they believe that the life of birds does not matter much. When chickens’ bodies wear out and are no longer profitable, egg producers place them in metal crates and roughly carbonate them with anxiety and pain, or send them to slaughterhouses where workers slit their throats, often while they are still conscious and scald many. in tanks.
PETA notes that the transition to veganism saves animals a lot of suffering and helps prevent future epidemics and pandemics. SARS, swine flu, avian flu, and COVID-19 all arose from keeping and killing animals for food.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “animals are not ours to eat,” is opposed to specisism, a human superiority worldview that sees other species as nothing more than a commodity. For more information please visit PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…
PETA billboard is located on MC 85 between S. 223.rd and p. 221st brochures.