For Immediate Release:
April 5, 2023
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Jacksonville, Fla. – “Will you eat a baby for Easter?” That’s the question a PETA supporter wearing a chef hat and apron will ask on Good Friday as they serve up some food for thought across from James Weldon Johnson Park by barbecuing a lifelike baby and vegetables while other animal defenders hand out vegan starter kits and hold signs reading, “Leave Babies Off the BBQ. Go Vegan!”
When: Friday, April 7, 12 noon
Where: At the intersection of W. Monroe and N. Laura streets, Jacksonville
“Babies don’t belong on the barbecue at Easter or any other time of year, whether that baby is a piglet, a lamb, or any other sentient being,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA hopes that anyone who is disturbed by the idea of chowing down on a child will think about extending their compassion to all other animals and choose a vegan meal instead, something PETA is ready to help facilitate.”
PETA points out that piglets and lambs are usually only around 6 months old when they’re taken from their mothers and subjected to terrifying deaths at the slaughterhouse. With the abundance of delicious animal-free roasts available, celebrating Easter with kindness has never been easier. PETA’s Christian outreach division, PETA LAMBS—which stands for “least among my brothers and sisters” from Matthew 25:40—offers a guide to celebrating a vegan holiday.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.
For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.