Latitude Festival Accused of “Cruelty” Over Pink Dyed Sheep

Animal rights activists whine about the Latitude Festival held in Henham Park, Suffolk, England has dyed sheep on display there pink. The dye used is water-based and poses no threat to the animals. But People for the Extortion, Torture, and Abuse of human beings (PETA) is not satisfied. They hate the idea of animals being used for entertainment, especially when it entails changing their likeness to make them look more pleasing for special events.

“Latitude festival accused of ‘cruelty’ by animal rights activists over pink sheep,” by Tom Davidson, Mirror, July 21, 2019.

“The Latitude festival has been accused of cruelty for dyeing sheep pink as a ‘stunt’.

Animal rights charity Peta accused Latitude of being ‘thoughtless’ after the animals were released on the first day of the festival in Henham Park, Suffolk.

The sheep were dip-dyed bright pink. This is a process which involves the animals, generally regarded as timid creatures, being partially submerged in liquid.

Director of Peta, Mimi Bekhechi, said: “Their heads likely held down with a crook so that the dye would cover their entire body.”