Phoenix, Ariz. -- To protest the Cattle Industry Annual Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center this weekend, a PETA member wearing nothing but red and black body paint will lie on a "barbecue" with a "Meat Is Murder" banner hanging from it. PETA's point? That all animals are made of flesh, bone, and blood, just as humans are, and that eating meat entails eating the corpse of an animal who was an individual with feelings, a family, and a distinct personality.
Where: Phoenix Convention Center at E. Monroe and N. Fifth streets
When: Thursday, January 29, 12 noon
"Flesh is flesh, and animals feel pain and suffer just as humans do," says PETA spokesperson Lindsay Rajt. "What revolts people about the idea of eating other humans should also apply to the idea of eating other animals."
If we weren't meant to eat animals? Why are they so damn tasty?