A series of hard-hitting, thought-provoking posters on veganism as a justice-for-all philosophy have just been erected on eye-catching billboards in several areas in Bristol.
Fronting this justice campaign is cartoon character, also the world's first guitar-playing pig Pig Freud, who speaks for all animals on the planet from an animal rights' perspective.
The subjects of the posters centre around the animals who are being used the most for food, namely dairy cows, egg-laying hens and their baby chicks, pigs, and fish. These posters aim to get the general public to think hard about whether animals are really ours to use as resources, or whether they should be viewed as individuals rather than commodities.
More on these posters is in the blogs at the links below:
VEGAN – because cow's milk is for baby calves, not for us:
VEGAN – because male chicks don't want to be minced alive for our breakfast:
VEGAN – because pigs are persons, not bacon rashers, nor pork chops:
VEGAN – plenty more fish in the sea? Not at this rate...
Practising hard on a new song dedicated to the animals, to be performed live at one of Europe's top vegan festivals VegfestUK Bristol on May 21st 22nd, Pig Freud added:
“As an animal myself, it's really hard for me to take when I see my animal cousins, relatives and comrades getting chopped up alive, minced alive, artificially impregnated for human needs, as if we're only just things for humans to manipulate at their own pleasure and convenience. They know that we are sentient, and therefore have our own feelings, preferences and desires. How come they can ignore all that and view us as a means to their own ends? Just because we belong to a different species, doesn't mean we don't have the same capabilities to satisfy our own preferences in our own lives, and don't value our own lives as much as humans do. That is not to say, though, that we dislike human beings. We just wan them to respect our personhood – i.e. treat us as persons just like they treat other human beings – and stop using us as resources.”
To catch Pig Freud's performances at Vegfest, please make your way to the Buskers Stage at the Amphitheatre on Sunday May 22nd at 5pm – Pig Freud guarantees a swashbuckling performance along with hard-hitting lyrics which will make everyone rethink the property status of animals.
Join the Facebook event here for his gig:
In conjunction with his performance, Pig Freud is also running a crowdfunder in aid of his billboard campaign. On the back of a high-profile crowdfunder in the vegan community in Autumn – Winter last year, by which he raised over £3,600 in the space of 3 months for a total of 5 regional grassroots vegan outreach projects around the globe, Pig Freud is aiming high again with his latest stunt.
Pig Freud says:
“Big thanks to all of you who have so kindly and generously donated to my second fund-raising campaign in my entire life. My last crowdfunder was such a hit with vegans and animal lovers, and courtesy of your support, I was able to inspire creative vegan education amongst the grassroots who work their socks off in getting veganism off the ground in their own communities.
“With the latest fundraiser, which is sponsored by VegfestUK amongst other generous backers, with every pound you donate, VegfestUK is doubling up, so you can be sure that your donation is going to a genuinely good cause with genuine impact. Just look at the clear and unequivocal message that my latest posters are sending out to Bristolians who are going to reconsider our conventional views of animals as inferiors. With more of your donations come more exposure, more word of mouth, and a higher chance of me fronting further similar campaigns in future. So myself, my fellow animals, and many others will love you to bits if you can help me out with my poster campaign this spring.”
You can donate to Pig Freud's crowdfunder online at:
or you can donate to Pig Freud on site at VegfestUK Bristol 2016, where Pig Freud will be ably supported by a number of charity collectors for the same campaign. If you'd also like to give the fluffy pig a helping hand in collecting at the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your day of preference for doing the collections, thanks!
To relive Pig Freud's previous gigs during his Autumn Tour in 2015, check out this playlist below:
Last but not least, don't forget to get your tickets to VegfestUK Bristol 2016 – they're on BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE till April 30th, at www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/admission
from Vegfest UK