The Fellowship of Life
a Christian-based vegetarian group founded in 1973


'PETA Campaign Coverage'
Meat is off Supper menu

From the Catholic Times dated August 24, 2002:

by Fintan Deere

A sculpture depicting Jesus with 12 famous vegetarians instead of disciples at the Last Supper has gone on display on Dublin's main street.

The sculpture by American artist Greg Metz is called The Diner and Dublin is its first stop on a European tour. It is 27 feet long and has been put on display in front of the General Post Office on O'Connell Street.

It depicts the Last Supper in a three-dimensional 1950's-style diner, with famous vegetarians such as Albert Einstein, writer George Bernard Shaw and Gandhi seated at it.

One side of the work features them eating a "non-violent" meal, while the other displays images of factory farming, genetic engineering and the slaughter of animals.

Sculptor Metz said his work was a "political statement" on how the meat industry treats animals.

"Animals on factory farms are being crucified every day and betrayed by the meat eater at the table," he said.

The exhibition is organised by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It will also be displayed in Milan, home of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper on which it is modelled.

Reproduced with thanks.

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