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A controversy making headlines recently involves the Australian pizzeria called Etica. The restaurant is under scrutiny for hanging a taxidermied cow from the ceiling of one of their restaurants.

Although Etica serves meat and dairy on their menus, they say the dead cow display is aimed to provide transparency to people’s food choices and make them see first-hand where meat and dairy come from. They say they want people to make informed food choices and for the misrepresentation of slaughterhouses to be debunked. For a full explanation of why they chose this display, you can read their statement here.

However, there are many people upset by this display, and some are signing a petition on Care2 demanding the display be taken down. If you agree that it should be removed, you can sign the petition here.

There are several vegan pizzerias for those who know where cheese and meat come from and do not wish to contribute to cruelty, and many pizzerias and most restaurants in general offer plant-based options. It seems completely ridiculous to demonstrate the ethics of food by stringing a taxidermied animal from the ceiling. If you want to make a point, make a real change – don’t exploit the suffering of animals.

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2 comments on “WTH?! Australian Pizzeria Hangs Dead Cow From the Ceiling as a Display of Ethics”

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tleigh
2 Months Ago

I have just read their statement and I believe it is excellent. It says it exactly how it is and it is compelling. I am a vegan and I don\'t think the taxidermied cow should be taken down. Quite the opposite... there should be taxidermied animals and a copy of that statement in every place that sells meat and dairy products. It make people feel sick because it it IS sickening. It makes it MORE sickening when people are purposefully hidden from the reality... then they can say "oh! I had no idea!" Make it so that everybody knows.... ESPECIALLY SCHOOL CHILDREN! If people are ok with their choices, well you\'re always going to get people who couldn\'t give a shit about anyone or anything other than themselves. But most people do care. People need to see the reality on what their dollars and cents are paying for. At EVERY opportunity. Good on you Etica!


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John Pasqua
2 Months Ago

SIGNED THE PETITION.


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Rick Lascelles
2 Months Ago

If people are going to eat meat, and dairy, I am not sure I disapprove of having this dead body hanging over their heads. There is always going to be a proportion of the population that know how cruel and barbaric these industries are, yet still choose to support them. These people will always exist in our society. They will be a minority as this sort of cold hearted attitude is not selected for in a social species like humans. The dead cow is for the majority of compassionate people who have not yet figured out that by eating animal products they are living a lie filled with internal conflict and dissatisfaction, not to mention that they are supporting violent abuse and environmental destruction.


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