PETA has slammed a Texas medical clinic for placing a sign outside its door saying “Kill” and “Vegetable” and posting photos of animal carcasses on its Facebook page.
The sign was posted on Saturday in a residential neighborhood of Austin, a city about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Dallas, in a location that is known as the “Meat Peddler’s Alley.”
In a statement, PETA said it has filed a complaint with the city.
“In a time when animal cruelty is at an all-time high and more people are coming to the city to visit family, friends and neighbors, we believe this is unacceptable and disrespectful,” PETA Texas Director Dan Caldwell said.
“The city has the authority to protect residents from these dangerous actions.
PETA will continue to investigate these disturbing signs.”
The Austin Police Department told The Associated Press on Monday that it had no information to indicate that the sign had been removed or vandalized.
The Texas Medical Association, which represents veterinarians, said the sign is a violation of the Association’s code of ethics.
It said in a statement that the association has no knowledge of any violation.PETA said in its statement that it will continue its investigation.