PETA Buys Slaughterhouse Stocks To Push For Transition To Vegan Meat
Animal welfare organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has purchased stock in a number of slaughter companies in the US and Canada.
As shareholders in these companies, PETA will now be able to attend annual meetings and influence decision making — power it will use to push for a transition to vegan meat production.
The companies in which PETA now owns stock include Tyson, Hormel, and Smithfield — some of the biggest names in the meat industry.
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A Transition To Vegan Meat
PETA’s decision to invest in slaughter companies was made amid the coronavirus outbreak — which has hit the US animal agriculture industry hard.
Close to 5,000 meat-production workers have tested positive for the virus, with at least 20 having died so far. Several slaughterhouses have been forced to close, with some others operating at a limited capacity.
“Breeding Grounds For Infectious Diseases”
“This crisis has shown that raising and killing animals in filthy factory farm conditions and butchering them in ill-regulated slaughterhouses creates breeding grounds for infectious diseases,” said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, in an email to Raise Vegan.
“PETA is pushing major meat companies to shut down the slaughter lines and switch to plant-based meats that never cause a pandemic.”
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