Officials with the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals say they want to hang a banner at the Oklahoma Capitol encouraging people not to eat meat.
PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman says in a letter Tuesday to the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission that the banner would promote “compassion and understanding for all.”
The animal rights group is the latest to express its desire to have a display at the state Capitol, where the Legislature approved a Ten Commandments monument in 2009. A New York-based group of Satanists also expressed an interest in erecting a monument, as did a Hindu leader from Nevada.
Reiman said in a press release the proposed PETA banner would encourage people to “Go Vegan” and feature numerous religious symbols.