Please join Mercy For Animals in Portland, Ore., to spark a debate over why we call some animals pets and others dinner. We will be joined by a massive, 10-foot-long inflatable puppy in a hamburger bun. The puppy will be covered in ketchup, mustard, cheese and lettuce.
This traffic-stopping demonstration will expose consumers to the reality that farmed animals are every bit as capable of experiencing pain and suffering as the dogs and cats so many of us know and love, yet are forced to endure egregious cruelty throughout their lives and are brutally slaughtered. Activists will also be holding signs in protest of cruelty to farmed animals.
Gather with us as we speak up against the abuse farmed animals are subjected to before reaching our plates and encourage consumers to adopt a healthy and compassionate vegetarian diet.
Signs, banners and leaflets will be provided. Join us promptly at 10:30 a.m. at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Morrison streets. Please dress professionally, as media coverage is expected.
For more information, please email Jeni Haines at [masked], national campaign coordinator, or call[masked]-9460.