ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (KRQE) – PETA is challenging the notion of human supremacy on a giant billboard in New Mexico — and they’re doing it as the State Fair begins next week.
The nonprofit recently put up a billboard on Lomas between Louisiana and San Pedro, right across the street from Expo New Mexico. It says “#EndSpeciesism…Go Vegan.”
PETA attacked the State Fair for encouraging people to see animals for “nothing more than the sum of their parts.” The group also says the State Fair showcases the speciesm attitude that despite their extraordinary talents, abilities, and intelligence, animals are inferior to humans and it’s acceptable to continue to experiment on, eat, wear and use animals for entertainment.
PETA is known for their bold billboards, and recently they had a public funeral for lobsters killed in a crash in Maine.
In response to the billboard, the New Mexico State Fair issued the following statement:
The New Mexico State Fair has a longstanding and distinguished heritage of educating the public about animal care and support. The Fair hosts entire exhibitions dedicated to showcasing the raising and upkeep of all manner of different livestock, including cattle, goats, pigs, chickens and rabbits, to name a few. It is part of our mission at the New Mexico State Fair to ensure that all animals associated with any event, such as livestock shows and spectaculars, are shown the upmost respect and are taken care of according to the highest standards. We invite everyone to come and learn all there is to know about our furry friends at the 2019 New Mexico State Fair.Wyndham Kemsley, Public Information Officer, EXPO New Mexico