For Speedy Launch:
November 10, 2023
David Perle 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Following Kevin Bacon’s admission in Individuals’s “Sexiest Man Alive” difficulty that he can’t eat bacon anymore after attending to know pigs on his farm in Connecticut, PETA despatched a letter at this time to the actor—who has labored as a spokesperson for the American Egg Board and celebrated his birthday this yr by consuming a roasted hen—encouraging him to undertake a hen in order that he can shift his mindset round them, too. PETA is assured that after Bacon learns that hens are intelligent thinkers and fantastic moms who cluck backwards and forwards with their unhatched chicks, he’ll lower their meat and eggs from his meals.
“All it takes is assembly one animal and seeing the person, proper?” writes PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “Don’t be hen! Throw the eggs out with the bacon and undertake some chickens as an alternative of consuming them. Contemplate how fantastic life can be for chickens if Kyra and also you serenaded them whereas they have been surrounded by all the opposite superb animals you’ve got kindly taken in.”
Chickens, rescued from the egg trade, at a farmed-animal sanctuary. Credit score: PETA
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals will not be ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and gives a free vegan starter equipment on its web site. For extra info, please go to PETA.org, take heed to The PETA Podcast, or comply with the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.
PETA’s letter to Bacon follows.
Thanks for ditching bacon! All it takes is assembly one animal and seeing the person, proper? Might we name on you now to undertake a hen, ideally a laying hen so that you simply’d cease consuming these pricey birds and their eggs, too?
Do you know that chickens possess cognitive skills on a par with these of canine? Or that chickens make fantastic moms? A mom fowl will cluck softly to her unhatched infants whereas sitting on the eggs, and they’ll chirp again to her and to one another from inside their shells. In fact, none of this happens when these candy birds are caged and used as egg-laying machines. They’re confined to small wire cages and compelled to put eggs till their damaged our bodies tire, after which they’re slaughtered.
Please, don’t be hen! Throw the eggs out with the bacon, and undertake some chickens as an alternative of consuming them. Contemplate how fantastic life can be for chickens if Kyra and also you serenaded them whereas they have been surrounded by all the opposite superb animals you’ve got kindly taken in.