A replica of a roasted dog during a PETA protest highlighting cruelty to animals on Dublin's Henry Street
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The dog, which was placed on a replica barbecue, was surrounded by signs reading “If you wouldn’t eat a dog, why eat a pig? Go vegan!”
The stunt attracted a crowd on the junction between Henry Street and O’Connell Street.
John Carmody, one of the organisers of the event, said that they were “absolutely happy” with the response.
“Some people don’t want it, some people do but they’ll all leave knowing if you wouldn’t eat a dog then why would you eat a cow or a sheep? They all want to be free of pain and suffering.
“There seems to be a disconnect whether it’s through cultural mindsets that we’ve been stuck in for the last good number of centuries where we’ve always just been led to believe that the cows and the sheep are nothing more than commodities where we just eat them and rear them and kill them,” he said.
“PETA are here today to try to shift that and to get people to bridge the disconnect that all animals - whether it’s a dog or a cat, a pig or a cow, or a sheep or an elephant - they want to live and more importantly they’re all made of flesh, they’re all made of blood and they all want to live to see another day.”