- Animal campaigners have asked a theatre to remove pork items off its food menu
- They now want ham and sausages removed during performances of Peppa Pig
- Peta said children will be ‘horrified’ to learn where it comes from ‘pigs like Peppa’
Animal campaigners are urging theatre bosses to remove sausages and ham sandwiches off their menu during performances of a Peppa Pig children’s show.
The director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) emailed the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, Kent, to express her concerns.
She said that young children will be ‘horrified’ if they found out the sausages served in the canteen came from ‘pigs like Peppa’.
Elisa Allen asked acting theatre director Paula Gillespie to help tackle the ‘whole ugly business’ of factory pig farming during the performances on February 13 and 14.
Animal campaigners have hit out and urged a theatre to not serve pork during performances of a Peppa Pig children’s show
In her email she urged the theatre to switch to vegan products and to ‘honour the popular pig’, reports Kent Online.
She said: ‘Many of the young children who will cheer for Peppa would be horrified to learn that sausages are made from pigs like her.
‘Peppa shows others that she’s not a piece of bacon or a ham sandwich but rather an individual with emotions and the ability to feel joy.
‘What better way to honour the live show’s message than by serving vegan meals?’
‘We respectfully urge you to honour the popular pig by taking animals off the menu during the run – or even better, for good.
‘We hope you’ll agree to serve only plant-based meals during the Peppa Pig’s Adventures run, and Peta would be happy to help by supplying your café with vegan ham or sausages for the opening show. They’re tasty and high in protein.’
Elisa Allen asked the acting director of the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury (pictured) to help tackle the ‘whole ugly business’ of factory pig farming
She added: ‘You may just find that visitor numbers increase when news of the change gets out.
‘Interest in vegan living is at an all-time high, as more and more people are leaving animal-derived foods off their plates – for their health.
‘Your switch to a cruelty-free café would be a wonderful outcome for all these reasons, and your patrons would be able to enjoy meals with a clear conscience.’
However, Ms Gillespie insisted that the cafe would not be removing pork products from their menu.
She said: ‘We respect Peta’s point of view but we can’t get ourselves tied up in knots with different things in our programme and how that might be reflected in the menu.’