- Animal activists call for meat ban at Peppa Pig’s Surprise show on the Gold Coast
- PETA sent letter to HOTA urging the venue to honour Peppa Pig by banning meat
- PETA calls for the venue to ban meat for good or switch to vegan options
- A HOTA spokesperson does not intend to change the menu for the event
Animal activists want meat banned from the menu at an arts event showcasing a Peppa Pig live show.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), wrote a scathing letter imploring the Gold Coast venue to ‘honour’ Peppa Pig by offering vegan options instead.
In the letter, which was viewed by Daily Mail Australia, PETA encouraged the venue ‘to bypass the whole ugly business’ by banning meat for good.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) want meat banned from a Peppa Pig live show
PETA is encouraging the venue ‘to bypass the whole ugly business’ by banning meat for good or switching to vegan options
‘Many of the young children who will cheer for Peppa would be horrified to learn that ham and sausages are made from pigs like her,’ PETA spokeswoman Emily Rice wrote in the letter.
‘Peppa shows others that she’s not a piece of bacon or a ham sandwich but rather an individual with emotions and the ability to feel joy.
‘What better way to honour the live show’s message than by serving vegan meals?’
The letter goes on to explain the loving nature of pigs which are ‘naturally clean, live in small family groups, and love playing, exploring their surroundings, foraging for food, and building nests for their piglets.’
Furthermore, the letter explained how pigs on factory farms are unable to engage in these sorts of behaviours.
Ms Rice writes, ‘Pigs are crammed into barren concrete pens, they may never see the sun or breathe fresh air.
‘The frustration and stress caused by extreme confinement can drive them to behave aggressively, including by biting other pigs’ tails, so farmers routinely cut off their tails and grind down their sensitive teeth – usually without painkillers.’
‘What better way to honour the live show’s message than by serving vegan meals?’ the letter read
A HOTA spokesperson told the Courier Mail the venue’s cafe offered a range of fresh food every day and catered for all food preferences and are not planning on changing the menu on Friday.
‘There are many options on the menu for those who choose not to eat meat,’ she said.
‘As an arts and cultural venue for all Gold Coasters, it is important that there is something for everyone at HOTA — we are not intending to alter our menu on Friday.’
The first show of Peppa Pig’s Surprise will be performed on Friday on the Gold Coast.
A spokeswoman for HOTA said the venue does not intend to change the menu on Friday