Reading Time: < 1 minute The advert highlights how cows and hens are sexually exploited (Photo: PETA)
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A new vegan ad campaign aims to protect hens and cows from sexual exploitation.

Animal rights charity PETA has put up a billboard saying ‘Face It – You Can’t Claim to Be a Feminist and Still Eat Eggs’, which is followed with text that says: ‘Eggs and Dairy Are a Product of the Abuse of Females,’ in San Jose.

PETA says the area ‘boasts the highest median income for women of all U.S. cities and is home to several tech companies and universities’.

Vegan campaign

“San Jose is a city of strong women and thoughtful students, which makes it the perfect place to spark a conversation about the blatant misogyny of the egg and dairy industries,” PETA President, Ingrid Newkirk, said in a statement.

“Female animals are sexually exploited so that humans can drink their milk and steal their eggs, and PETA’s billboard encourages everyone to help end this oppression by going egg-free and switching to using vegan milks and cheeses.”

The billboard, located at 1221 Oakland Rd., will remain up for one month.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.