In an attempt to make a point and grab people’s attention, PETA barbecued a dog in Trafalgar Square
Wait, what? PETA? Barbecue? A Dog?
Yes, it may seem odd, but they were trying to make a good point, and also, they didn’t really barbecue a dog. The Barbecue was organized to ask people a very simple question: ” If you wouldn’t eat a dog, Why Eat a Pig?”
This is the question they asked people when they handed out free samples from the unusual barbecue.
The event was set up in Trafalgar square, the animal right’s group grabbed the people’s attention by roasting a ‘dog’ above a sign that read ‘If You Wouldn’t Eat a Dog, Why Eat a Pig? Try Vegan’.
Okay, it’s pretty clear that eating a dog is probably as far as it gets from vegan, but PETA didn’t really barbecue a dog, nor was it a pig either. In fact, the meat used by PETA was seitan, it’s a protein-rich meat substitute.
The group wanted to communicate to people that meat-free barbecues can be just as tasty as ones full with meat. They also wanted people to consider that a pig and a dog are not that much different, which is true.
Elisa Allen, PETA director stated:
When it comes to the capacity to suffer and feel pain and fear, a dog is no different from a pig, a chicken, or a cow. PETA is encouraging people who find the thought of eating dog distasteful to keep all animals off their plates and grills this bank-holiday weekend.’
It should also be mentioned that the UN is urging global movement to meat and dairy-free diet, as lesser consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change, according to the UN.