North Texas Peppa Pig theme park under fire from PETA – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

PETA has a request for the new Peppa Pig theme park in the works in North Texas: Don’t sell meat.

In a recent letter to Hasbro and Merlin Entertainments, PETA said animal-based food would horrify Peppa Pig-loving children and run counter to the show’s values.

The animal rights organization called on the park to honor Peppa’s friends and family and its young audience by offering visitors healthy, humane vegan foods and keeping animal meat, milk and eggs off the menu at Miss Rabbit’s Diner.

“Young Peppa fans would be horrified to learn that Miss Rabbit was serving meat and milk taken from loving, playful and affectionate animals, just like Mrs. Cow and the other residents of Peppatown,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk . “PETA is calling on the theme park to leave the animals alone, not in pieces, by offering a menu of delicious vegan meals that everyone can enjoy.”

PETA also stated in the letter that leaving animals off the menu would cause visitor numbers to skyrocket.

“Just as you decided to leave pork off the menu at your Florida theme park, we hope you do the same in Texas, since pigs are intelligent, playful and affectionate beings, like Peppa herself,” the letter said. . “You clearly recognize the irony of selling pork, so why sell products made from other exploited animals like Carol Cow or Mrs. Cow? Just like pigs, cows and other animals are friends, not food.”

NBC 5 has reached out to the park for comment, but we have not yet heard back.

The park is expected to open in North Richland Hills later this year and will be the second Peppa Pig theme park in the U.S., and the other in central Florida. Once it opens, the North Texas park will feature multiple attractions, including kid-friendly roller coasters and themed play areas with a splash pad, nature trail, treehouse and indoor movie theater.