A Lamb Is a Baby – Don’t Put Babies on the BBQ!

Posted on by PETA Australia

If you believe advertising, it’s traditional to cook a dead baby sheep (a lamb) at Easter.

PETA is protesting this misleading meat-industry marketing by putting a lifelike doll on the barbecue in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, challenging people to see lambs for who they are – babies.

a child and adult walk past a PETA protest with a doll on a bbq. Sign reads: "babies don't belong on the BBQ. Leave lambs alone."Carol Slater Photography

Lambs are usually between 6 and 8 months old when they’re taken from their mothers and subjected to horrible deaths in slaughterhouses and their body parts are then tossed onto barbecue grills across Australia.

A baby on the barbecue is undeniably a repulsive idea, but it’s something that largely goes unquestioned in our society.

More than 20 million lambs are slaughtered every year in Australia for their flesh.

sheep at a sale yardAnimals Uncovered

They are playful and curious little creatures who wag their tails when they’re happy and snuggle together for warmth.

Lambs and sheep are the same as us in their capacity to feel fear and pain and their desire to live and have families. It’s only prejudice based on species – known as speciesism – that allows humans to treat them as nothing more than ingredients.

It’s an uncomfortable truth to confront, but challenging the status quo to move forward and change as a society is never easy.

For the sake of humans and other animals alike, we must urgently make the connection between meat and animal suffering.

Are you ready to embrace change?

Today, there are so many delicious plant-based proteins on supermarket shelves to choose from instead of eating babies’ body parts.

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