Québec City – Québec City police intervened this afternoon in response to a complaint about a “disturbance”: three PETA members who stood outside Le Beffroi Steak House wearing nothing but tattoo markings that mimic a butcher’s diagram of body parts and holding signs that read, “All Animals Have the Same Parts—Try Vegan.” After 10 minutes in a patrol car, the protesters were released and allowed to continue their demonstration.
A news release about today’s event is below.
NAKED WOMEN IN QUÉBEC CITY TO MAKE POINT THAT HUMANS AND ANIMALS HAVE THE SAME PARTS
Nude Activists Painted With Butcher’s Diagram Will Bare Skin to Protest Eating Meat
Three PETA members will be outside Le Beffroi Steak House on Friday protesting the meat industry by wearing nothing but tattoo markings that mimic a butcher’s diagram of body parts and standing behind a poster that reads, “All Animals Have the Same Parts—Try Vegan.” PETA’s point? Factory-farmed animals are made of flesh, blood, and bone, just as humans are. They have the same bodily organs, the same five senses, and the same range of emotions. And of course, we all feel fear and pain, and none of us wants to die violently.
When: Friday, June 20, noon
Where: Northwest corner of Rue Saint-Jean and Rue d’Youville, Québec City
“Animals aren’t ‘breasts’ or ‘thighs’ or ‘flanks,’” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “They think, feel, and want to live, just as you and I do. We hope to expose others to the benefits of humane vegan dining.”
Every year, billions of animals have their bodies chopped up, labelled as this or that cut, and wrapped in cellophane for the supermarket meat case. PETA encourages people to view animals as more than walking entrées, noting that animals raised for their flesh have personalities and feelings and form families and friendships when given the chance. Factory farms deny animals everything that is natural and important to them, confining them to filthy, cramped cages, stalls, and sheds—where only a steady diet of drugs keeps them alive long enough to be prodded into the slaughterhouse. Chickens, pigs, sheep, and cows routinely undergo debeaking, tail-docking, or castration—mostly without any pain relief.