PETA has a beef with Leo’s BBQ…

Eating animals is weird and maybe wrong. They can raise those critters in bad environments, and it feels awful to eat something that was alive at one point. That’s why I get beans instead of beef every time I crawl through the Taco Mayo drive-through.

But if there is a good bar-b-q spot, I’ll default to the meat, because there is no greater pleasure than delicately smoked meats. Obviously, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has a different take on all of this, from FOX 25:

PETA has placed a pro-vegan billboard next to Leo’s BBQ in Oklahoma City encouraging people to see animals as individuals and leave them off dinner plates.

“Sensitive, gentle cows are unique individuals who value their lives and don’t deserve to be killed for a fleeting taste of flesh,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s billboard is urging meat-eaters to opt for sizzling vegan meats and other fare that no animal had to suffer and die for.”

According to PETA, cows are crammed into filthy feedlots without protection from the elements. They also added that cows at slaughterhouses are shot, hung, and their throats cut while they’re still conscious and able to feel pain.

Cows are beautiful and large and majestic animals and for as much as Oklahomans enjoy steak and burgers and all that, there are better tasting animals and vegetables. I had a turkey cheeseburger from Tucker’s last night that was on the level of any legit beef burg. I’m totally down for a good house-made black bean burger, but it’s getting hard to find that these days. Instead, you just find Impossible Burger bullshit that is supposed to be similar to meat, but in a not-really-kinda-sorta-way.

For PETA to be protesting Leo’s, they need to find an appropriate substitute to the smoked ribs that put Oklahoma City on the map. Or, better yet, they could just sponsor The Lost Ogle. PETA, if you’re listening, look at what Louis and his pal did to that delicious goat! Remind our readers how bad eating meet is today!