"I've noticed that quite a lot of people who are prominent in the animal liberation movement are Jews. Maybe we are simply not prepared to see the powerful hurting the weak." --Peter Singer (Author, Animal Liberation)


Another Vegan Jew Uses a Sports-Game Marriage Proposal to Protest Against a Fast-Food Company's Cruelty to Chickens

Last night during Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference Finals, Jason Levy reportedly proposed to his girlfriend on a Zamboni. Levy's "McDonald's Breaks Birds' Wings and Legs" sign then flashed on the JumboTron for all to see. When Levy was named a peta2 Star Street Teamer in 2007, he was quoted as saying:
I have always believed strongly in nonviolence, and veganism was the next logical step. I did some research online, found peta2.com, watched all the videos, and read just about everything on the site. I went vegan that same day, and I have been for over two years now. Once I found out how much animals suffer for the most frivolous reasons, I had to do something about it.

Believe it or not, Levy isn't the first vegan Jew to use a sports-game marriage proposal to hold up a sign protesting against a fast-food company's cruelty to chickens and have it be shown on the JumboTron. At a Toronto Blue Jays game in 2005, Matt Prescott "proposed" to his girlfriend and used the opportunity to hold up a "John Bitove and KFC Cripple Chickens" sign. (Bitove reportedly owned KFC Canada and the Toronto Raptors.) Readers may recall that Prescott was a PETA employee whose Jewish identity was publicized last year after an Australian senator compared mulesing to circumcision.


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