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December 27, 2023

David Perle 202-483-7382

Lebanon, Pa. – After studying that Lebanon plans to host the Lebanon Bologna Drop, PETA fired off a letter in the present day to Mayor Sherry Capello mentioning that cows are mild, curious, and intelligent animals who don’t wish to be floor up into bologna for use as a prop in a competition and is providing to provide free vegan bologna for the town to make use of as an alternative.

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“The clock is ticking down on Lebanon’s tone-deaf previous behavior of dangling slaughtered cow components from a disco ball,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA urges the town to ring in 2024 with a tasty various that everybody can be ok with—one which might be constructive for animals, the planet, and the well being of those that eat it.”

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals are usually not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to, take heed to The PETA Podcast, or observe the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.

PETA’s letter to Capello follows.

December 27, 2023

The Honorable Sherry Capello
Mayor of Lebanon

Expensive Mayor Capello:

Greetings! I’m writing on behalf of Folks for the Moral Therapy of Animals—PETA entities have greater than 9 million members and supporters globally, and PETA U.S. is the most important animal rights group on the planet. It has come to our consideration that Lebanon is planning to host the Lebanon Bologna Drop this 12 months. We wish to provide vegan bologna freed from cost if the town ends the ugly custom of utilizing the useless physique components of mild cows for a New 12 months’s stunt that’s frankly a load of bologna. Will you please have fun the brand new 12 months by upgrading to vegan bologna for the upcoming Bologna Drop?

Cows are mild, curious, and intelligent animals, and so they don’t wish to be floor up into bologna. To develop into the sausages dangling from a disco ball, these delicate beings are shipped to feces-filled feedlots, the place they’re crammed collectively by the 1000’s in all climate extremes. They’re then packed onto vans for a daunting journey to a slaughterhouse, the place they face a merciless and painful loss of life. Many authorities slaughterhouse inspectors refuse to eat meat after witnessing these terrible, filthy situations.

Elevating animals to eat is now acknowledged as an environmental calamity, because it requires colossal quantities of land, meals, power, and water. And processed meats, like bologna, are dangerous for animals, the planet, and our arteries—in addition to a identified carcinogen implicated within the threat of creating most cancers. And since consuming vegan meals reduces deforestation and lack of biodiversity, vegan bologna is the sustainable star that the Lebanon Bologna Drop deserves.

We hope you’ll settle for our provide to have two vegan bolognas descend on the disco ball this New 12 months’s Eve. Thanks on your time and consideration. Could your celebration be full of pleasure, compassion, and a contact of mirror-ball magic.

We eagerly await your response.


Tracy Reiman
Government Vice President


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