LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The poignant images of more than 40 terrified cows running for their lives after escaping from a slaughterhouse to Los Angeles, Californiarecently shocked the nation.
While most people watched with sadness and compassion, others struggled as their eyes first opened to the horrors associated with the for-profit meat industry which slaughters millions of animals every year. of farm innocent for human consumption.
A powerful new billboard, honoring the 39 brave cows that were sadly sent back to Manning Beef Slaughterhouse where they were killed for their meat, can now be found in the town of Pico Rivera. The mobile bulletin board, which demands empathy, also pays tribute to the two cows that were rescued and sent to Farm Sanctuary.
The messages “Remember The Pico Rivera 41” and “Save Animals” are prominently displayed on the notice board, located at the corner of Beverly Blvd. and Di Maria Road, near the facility where between 1,500 and 2,000 cows are said to be slaughtered each week.
“These cows and animals like them want to live like us. You have to make the connection between what people eat and “who” they eat, ”said Ellen Dent, co-founder of Animal Alliance Network, the nonprofit organization that came up with the idea and secured the billboard. “Having personally visited the slaughterhouse on several occasions while advocating for the rescue of the cows, I knew this was a pivotal moment in time that had the capacity to inspire significant change.”
Several other animal welfare and vegan organizations have agreed, including Peace 4 Animals and World Animal News, who helped design and sponsor the billboard which also features June B. Free, one of the surviving cows who escaped from the slaughterhouse and now resides in Farm Sanctuary.
“Taking action to save animal lives is the most important thing we can do to create change,” said Katie Cleary, Founder and President of Peace 4 Animals and World Animal News. “This notice board is a reminder that animals are sentient beings who should be treated with compassion and respect. With so many delicious plant-based food options now available, there is simply no justification for cows. , or animals, are senselessly slaughtered for their meat. It must stop, not only for the health of people and animals, but also for the future of this beautiful planet we all share. ”
“All cows deserve to live a happy and safe life, but since we cannot save them all, we are grateful that these two intrepid cows will live in peace at Farm Sanctuary and serve as ambassadors for the millions more who are victims of abuse. and the terrors of our food system with no hope of functioning freely, ”said Ashley Pankratz, National Placement Program Manager for Farm Sanctuary.
Diane Warren, Grammy Award-winning songwriter, Simone Reyes, animal activist, and Pico Rivera City Manager Steve Carmona were among those who helped free the two cows that escaped Farm Sanctuary in Acton, california.
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SOURCE Peace 4 Animals